Kyrgyzstan with TajikistanAfter the clashes at the border, they agreed to a ceasefire until 20:00 local time and the withdrawal of troops from the border.
A source of water in the Isfara River, which separates Tajikistan’s northern Sughd region from southern Kyrgyzstan’s Batken region, has brought the two countries to the brink of war. In the morning, a stone quarrel broke out between the people of the two countries, which caused a disagreement over the use of the water source. One person was killed and 30 were injured in the incidents.
A statement from the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said that Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbayev discussed the border conflict with his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin. During the meeting, the sides stressed that the conflicts that caused deaths and injuries should be resolved through diplomatic negotiations. As a result of the talks, the sides agreed to impose a ceasefire by 20:00 local time and withdraw troops from the border.
Minister Kazakbayev said at the meeting that Kyrgyzstan does not claim foreign lands and will not share them with anyone who has their own lands. Stressing that all border and other issues should be resolved through negotiations, Kazakbayev stressed the need to take measures to strengthen trust between the two countries, especially between the border areas, and to ensure security and stability in the border areas.
Kazakbayev and Muhriddin called on the citizens and military forces of both countries not to succumb to the provocations of some destructive forces.
Yesterday, Tajik citizens tried to install security cameras in a disputed area on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border, and there was a stone fight between the citizens of the two countries.
While Kyrgyzstan shares a 990-kilometer border with Tajikistan, there have been occasional armed clashes between citizens of the two countries and border guards due to disputed border areas.