Commentary of the CSTO Secretariat on the Signing of the Protocol on the Settlement of the Situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border


   The CSTO Secretariat welcomes the signing by the heads of the competent authorities of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan of the Protocol on the meeting of the delegations of the Kyrgyz and Tajik sides to stabilize the situation in the border areas of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan. This document was signed in order to prevent provocative actions, suppress the outbreak of conflicts and ensure peace and stability in the border areas. We take a positive view of the agreement between the parties to speed up work to complete the draft description of the line of the Kyrgyz-Tajik State border in the remaining sections.

   We believe that the agreement reached by the Kyrgyz and Tajik sides not to set up border checkpoints near the section of the border where military clashes between servicemen of the two countries took place will have a significant positive effect on stabilizing the situation on the border.

     Any attempts to use force to resolve disputed issues are unacceptable; all border disagreements must be resolved exclusively through political and diplomatic means. We hope that the signed Protocol will be fully implemented and peace and mutual understanding will be restored on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.


CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zainetdinov

+7495-621-33-23 phone/fax

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