The heads of the state security committees of the two countries signed a document to resolve the latest conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, eliminate its consequences and prevent new conflicts
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan signed a protocol on the settlement of the situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border. This was announced by the head of the State Committee for National Security (GKNB) of Kyrgyzstan Kamchybek Tashiev, the Kabar agency reports.
The meeting of the parties took place at the Kyzyl-Bel checkpoint. September 25th. The heads of the state committees of national security of Kyrgyzstan Kamchybek Tashiev and Tajikistan Saimumin Yatimov signed the corresponding document.
“The main purpose of the document & mdash; resolution of the last conflict on the border, liquidation of its consequences and prevention of new conflicts,— Tashiev said.
Local self-government bodies and law enforcement agencies were given appropriate instructions. “We will personally control their execution,” — emphasized the head of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan.
Fighting on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border began on the morning of September 14. According to the Kyrgyz border service, Tajik border guards in the Batken region took up new positions in violation of the agreements reached, and they opened fire on demands to leave the territory. Tajikistan, in turn, accused the Kyrgyz border guards of provocation.
In the evening of September 19, the heads of the special services of the two countries signed a protocol on establishing peace, after which the fighting stopped, and the population who had left it began to return to the border zone.
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September 19 was declared a day of national mourning in Kyrgyzstan. However, on September 21, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan announced that Kyrgyzstan was committing provocations on the border with Tajikistan, despite the protocol on the settlement of the situation.
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