The Tajikistan Consulate in Badakhshan has resumed issuing visas to Afghans after a break of six months in its services, said Tajikistan General Consul Omid Nazarov.
“We will leave no stone unturned to upgrade our services to Afghan citizens, Badakhshan residents in particular. We will try to provide them with more facilities for issuing of visas,” Nazarov told TOLOnews.
Badakhshan officials said they will do all in their power to ensure the safety of Tajikistan diplomats in Badakhshan.
“We assure the residents of Badakhshan and the officials in Tajikistan Consulate that we will do our best to ensure their safety,” said Badakhshan police chief Ghulam Sakhi Ghafoori.
Badakhshan governor Faisal Begzad said the reopening of the consulate will enable residents of nine border districts in the province to easily travel to Tajikistan for their requirements.
“The reopening of Tajikistan Consulate in Badakhshan will provide various of facilities to the people. Residents using Tajikistan markets for their shopping will now be enable to easily buy their needed goods,” he added.
Nine districts of Badakhshan share a border of nearly 750 kilometers with Tajikistan.