Talks between Tajikistan’s government and opposition reached additional agreements May 31, Interfax reported. In addition to agreeing to an extension of the cease-fire and the return of prisoners, the two parties at negotiations in Almaata agreed to work toward the return of refugees from neighboring Afghanistan. According to the press service, Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev played a key role in pushing the two sides toward these agreements. The two sides, however, did not agree on power-sharing or on arrangements for new elections.
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