Tajik mountain roads in spring (file photo) (RFE/RL)
16 December 2005 -- Uzbekistan has resumed power supplies to Tajikistan after the countries’ governments struck a deal in the Uzbek capital Tashkent.
Tajik energy official Abdukarim Niezov described the negotiations as tough.
Tajikistan's northern Sughd region suffered a blackout last month after Uzbekistan broke off electricity and gas supplies.
Tajikistan, which relies heavily on hydroelectricity, experiences energy problems in winter due to declining water levels in a reservoir that feeds a hydropower plant.
But in summer Tajikistan generates enough power itself to be able to export to neighboring countries.