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Tajikistan: U.S. Welcomes Accord

Washington, 20 May 1997 (RFE/RL) - The United States says it welcomes the progress reported yesterday in the peace talks between the Tajikistan Government and the opposition.

The sides reportedly plan to sign a peace agreement in Moscow next month which they hope will end a four-year civil war.

U.S. State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns says Washington hopes the progress in Tajikistan will continue and bring an end to the bloodshed.