Source Pravda.Ru

Rumsfeld, Rakhmonov To Discuss Regional Security And Afghan Situation

US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is to visit the capital of Tajikistan later in the day, a source inside the Tajik President's administration told RIA NOVOSTI. Among other things, Rumsfeld will negotiate with President Emomali Rakhmonov of Tajikistan, examining regional security issues and the situation in Afghanistan, too. According to a source inside the Afghan embassy, Rumsfeld will also meet defense minister Mohammad Fahim of the Islamic State of Afghanistan, who is now staying in Dushanbe.