100 km of common section of border with Kyrgyzstan described in 1.5 years - Tajik MFA

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Experts of the working groups of the government delegations of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan on the delimitation and demarcation of the state border have described more than 100 km of the common section in a year and a half, Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Mukhriddin said at a press conference, TASS reports.

"In a year and a half, the parties completed the design description of the Tajik-Kyrgyz state border line with a length of 102 km. In general, the total agreed line of the common border between the two countries today is about 626 km," Minister Mukhriddin said.

In 2022, seven meetings of topographic working groups took place, the minister said. "As a result, certain shifts were achieved in certain sections of the Tajik-Kyrgyz state border, in particular, 19.06 km of the state border line was described," he specified. The minister pointed out that the description falls on the Devashtich, Spitamen and Jabbor districts of the Rasulov district of the Sughd region of Tajikistan on the border with the Leilek district of Kyrgyzstan. Mukhriddin explained that work in this direction is being carried out systematically.

The situation on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan escalated on September 14, 2022, the clashes continued for several days. Both sides reported casualties and destruction. After several rounds of negotiations, on September 25 last year, the parties signed a protocol to stabilize the situation.

The length of the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan is more than 980 km. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, dozens of disputed areas remained on it. Disputes and conflicts arise from time to time in some parts of the border regions.

CentralasianLIGHT.org

February 17, 2023