The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas calls on the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic to resolve the border problem exclusively through peaceful means. The CSTO is ready to provide necessary assistance
"I express my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed on both sides. The continuation of the armed conflict on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border is cause for serious concern. The conflict must be resolved exclusively through peaceful negotiations. For this purpose, the CSTO is ready to provide the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan with all the necessary assistance in resolving the conflict if they request the Organization to do so. It is impossible to allow further death and suffering of people. I am confident that the leadership of both states has enough wisdom and determination to resolve this complex border issue within the framework of the interstate negotiation process on the delimitation and demarcation of the Tajik-Kyrgyz state border," the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Stanislav ZAS said.