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Text of report by privately-owned Tajik Avesta website on 27 September Dushanbe, 27 September: The head of Tethys Petroleum Limited, David Robson, assured Tajik President Emomali Rahmon at a meeting in New York on 26 September that the extraction of natural gas in the Komsomol oil and gas field would be started by the end of the year.
Over 300 people have been killed by anti-personnel mines in Tajikistan to date, the Tajik privately-owned Avesta website reported on 22 September. "According to the Tajik centre for mine issues, four people were blown up by mines in Tajikistan this year, and three of them were killed.
Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Dushanbe, 29 August: Russia will help Tajikistan to develop gas and uranium deposits, Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev said following talks with his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon.
Backgrounder: Key facts about Tajikistan BEIJING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe on Tuesday for a state visit and a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) slated for Thursday.
BEIJING. Aug 21 (Interfax) - The upcoming visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao to Tajikistan will give a powerful impetus to the development of Chinese-Tajik relations, the Chinese media quoted a statement by Tajik President Emomali Rahmon as saying.
Text of report by privately-owned Tajik Avesta website on 26 July Dushanbe, 26 July: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has been invited to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Jiechi Yang told journalists after meeting the Tajik president in Dushanbe today.
Excerpt from report by privately-owned Tajik news agency Asia- Plus website Dushanbe, 16 July: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and the German ambassador to Tajikistan, Rainer Muller, who is completing his diplomatic mission in Tajikistan, discussed the current state of Tajik-German relations today.
Text of report by privately-owned Tajik Avesta website on 24 June Dushanbe, 24 June: Today the mayor of Moscow, Yuriy Luzhkov, met Tajik President Emomali Rahmon. The issues of cooperation between the Russian and Tajik capitals were discussed at the meeting.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).