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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Situation at Kyrgyz-Tajik border being considered in closed session

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Kyrgyzstan’s Parliament Committee on International Affairs, Defense and Security is considering the situation at the Kyrgyz-Tajik border in closed regime.

At the Committee’s meeting it was proposed to hear information from the State Border Service and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry’s spokesman noted a bilateral meeting is being held at the Kyrgyz-Tajik border areas.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Jenish Razakov who is currently in Tajikistan’s Isfara city, is negotiating with the Tajik side on situation along state border.

The Kyrgyz delegation, led by Razakov, includes heads of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the State Committee for National Security, the State Border Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as representatives of relevant state bodies.

The meeting participants are discussing the situation at the Kyrgyz-Tajik state border, further measures for its stabilization, issues of strengthening border security, measures to prevent border incidents, as well as issues of intensifying work on the delimitation and demarcation of the Kyrgyz-Tajik state border.

The meeting is being held in accordance with the agreement, reached after a telephone conversation between Presidents of the two countries.

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.

According to the press service of the Kyrgyz State Border Service, current situation at the border is estimated as stable.

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

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