Dushanbe, June 11 (RFE/RL) -- The United
Nations Secretary-General's special envoy on Tajikistan, Gerd
Dietrich Merrem, says he believes each side in the Tajikistan
conflict is "very much interested in effectively restoring a
Merrem confirmed in an interview with RFE/RL that the
Tajik government and opposition have been invited to resume their
stalled peace talks next week, probably June 17. But the government
has expressed reservations about being able to resume talks at that
time. The talks are expected to be held again in Ashgabat.
A ceasefire that has been routinely extended has not been honored
generally, and fighting continues in the Tavildara region.