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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Kyrgyz, Tajik delegations negotiating on border situation

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by January 14, 2020 General

Negotiations between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on the situation at the border have been going on since 10 a.m., Governor of Batken Oblast Akram Madumarov told Kabar News Agency.

The talks are conducted in a spirit of constructivism and understanding. Both sides are interested in solving the issue,” Governor Madumarov said.

The Kyrgyz delegation includes Deputy Prime Minister Jenish Razakov, Chairman of the State Committee for National Security Orozbek Opumbayev, Interior Minister Kashkar Dzhunushaliyev, Prosecutor General Otkurbek Dzhamshitov, Chairman of the State Border Service Ularbek Sharsheyev, Kyrgyz Ambassador to Tajikistan Dzhanysh Rustenbekov, Batken region chief and head of the Government Commission on Border Delimitation and Demarcation.

The meeting is being held at the border of Kyrgyzstan’s Kyzyl-Bel village and Tajikistan’s Gulistan.

On Jan. 10, 2020 at 1 a.m., unknown citizens of Tajikistan threw stones at the cars of two Kyrgyz citizens on the Osh-Batken-Isfana highway.

At 2:40 a.m. shots were fired at the section of the Kok-Tash border post in the Dakhma area from the Tajik human settlements, which forced the Kyrgyz side to begin evacuating women and children.

The shots were stopped at 8 a.m.

On Jan.11 Presidents of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon held phone conversation to discuss the situation at the border.

Prime ministers of the two countries, as well their deputies also discussed issues related to joint measures to stabilize the situation at the Kyrgyz-Tajik section of the state border.

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

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