Tajikistan asks Turkmenistan to explain the reasons for the ban on entry of trucks

The Deputy Minister of Transport of Tajikistan, Sherali Gandzhalzoda, said that Dushanbe had sent a request to Ashkhabad to clarify the reasons for the delay at the Turkmen border of trucks traveling to Tajikistan, the Sputnik news agency reported .

According to Ganjalzoda, the letter was sent two days ago. No response has yet been received.

At the same time, according to the official, Turkmenistan began to let trucks go to Tajikistan, but with license plates from other countries.

On February 4, Turkmenistan unexpectedly closed the entrance to its territory for trucks traveling in transit to Tajikistan.

Ganjalzoda advises drivers stuck on the border to use alternative routes through the Afghan Herat or through the port in Azerbaijan, the newspaper reports.

Recall that this is not the first time that Turkmenistan closes transit through its territory for trucks heading to Tajikistan.

In September 2018, trucks traveling to Tajikistan were not allowed to enter Turkmenistan for a month. Then the Turkmen Foreign Ministry explained this to "security concerns" and "fight against drug trafficking."

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan