Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon have agreed to instruct agencies concerned to prepare the signing of a new agreement on extending the presence of the Russian military base on Tajik territory for another 49 years in the first quarter of 2012.
"We have agreed that we will give instructions to our agencies to prepare the signing of a relevant new agreement oriented toward the future, for 49 years, in the first quarter of next year," Medvedev said following Russian-Tajik top-level negotiations on Sept. 3.
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