Tajik President meets with UN, OSCE representatives

Imomal Rakhmonov held talks in Dushanbe on 30 November with OSCE mission head Marin Bukhoara and the following day with Ivo Petrov, special representative of the UN Secretary-General, Asia Plus-Blitz reported. Rakhmonov discussed with both officials preparations for next year's parliamentary elections. He pledged that those elections will be fair and democratic in order to promote stable political development. Meanwhile the government and opposition representatives on the Commission for National Reconciliation have again failed to resolve their differences over the number of deputies in each chamber of the new parliament, Asia Plus-Blitz reported on 2 December (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 29 and 30 November 1999). LF
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