Presided over by President Emomali Rahmon who is also Chairman of the Security Council of Tajikistan, a meeting of the Security Council of Tajikistan took place in Dushanbe on July 21.  

According to the Tajik president’s official website, the meeting participants included the chairman of the Supreme Court of Tajikistan and heads of power-wilding and law enforcement structures of the country.  

They reportedly discussed issues related to aggravation of situation at the Tajik-Afghan border in the southern part of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO).  

Taking into consideration the aggravation of political situation in this region, the head of state ordered heads of power wielding structures and law enforcement bodies to take specific measures to ensure national security in the area bordering Afghanistan, the president’s official website says.

Rahmon also ordered to take measures to strengthen the state border.  

He ordered to take special attention to prevention of violation of laws at the state border, including transnational crime, terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking.  

The head of state also gave specific instructions on increasing the country’s defense capacity, improving border control as well as increasing the level of combat readiness of military units and improving their logistics support, according to the Tajik president’s official website.