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Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Kyrgyz, Tajik PMs talk over phone

by January 11, 2020 General

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev and Tajik Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda talked over phone, the press service of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

During the conversation, the prime ministers discussed issues, related to joint measures to stabilise the situation at the Kyrgyz Tajik section of the state border after the incident that occurred on the night of Jan.10, 2020.

Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev and Kokhir Rasulzoda stressed the importance of strengthening border security and cooperation, preventing any provocations and escalation of the situation, and the need to intensify work on the delimitation and demarcation of the Kyrgyz Tajik state border.

In this regard, the sides advocated strengthening the joint work of the respective governmental delegations of the two countries.

Besides, during the conversation, an agreement was reached to intensify interaction between the two countries’ state bodies at all levels, with increased awareness raising activities among the population in the border areas.

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. According to official data, the situation at the station is now relatively stable.

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency