Tajikistan’s officials have confirmed that China is willing to build an $8.6 million military base on the border of Tajikistan with Afghanistan where the Tajik military personnel will be settled and not even one Chinese.
The police outpost that will later be handed over to the Tajik paramilitary unit is planned to be built close to Vakhon, Wakhan of Afghanistan’s northern Badakhshan province.
China has already been running a military base in Kulob of Tajikistan that was yesterday (October 27) offered by Tajikistan to be fully transferred to China.
China has built that military base in 2016.
A communique written and sent from Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to the Chinese embassy reads that China should build more border outposts on the border with Afghanistan in return for giving full control of their previous base.
Though China has been very friendly and maintained close relations with the Taliban since they took power, the country also seems to be afraid of pouring terrorists from Afghanistan.