Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan sign border peace agreement | News

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan signed an agreement this Sunday to establish peace on the border shared by both nations, and in this way end the armed conflict that began on September 14, which has left at least a hundred dead.


Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agree to withdraw troops from the border

The heads of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan, Kamchibek Tashíev, and of Tajikistan, Saymumin Yatímov, respectively, participated in the signing of the treaty to stop hostilities.

“I am confident that all the points of the protocol will be fulfilled and that peace and harmony will come to the Kyrgyz and Tajik lands,” Tashiev stressed, also indicating that the people who were evacuated during the clashes that took place on the border, they can return to their homes.

The Kyrgyz official explained that the signing of the peace guarantee protocol took place at the Kizil-Bel border point and, as part of the agreement, several neighboring posts between the two nations will be dismantled, for which similar conflicts tend to be triggered.

In this sense, the authorities of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan announced the withdrawal of civilian and military personnel from at least eight outposts on each side, and promised to quickly establish the limits and total demarcation of the border, to avoid disputes over the use of land and water resources.

Earlier this week, representatives of both former Soviet republics agreed to withdraw the additional soldiers located along the border and affirmed that they would respect the ceasefire requested by the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a military coalition led by Russia.

The recent conflict was characterized by the use of artillery and heavy weapons along the border, which recorded 62 deaths and 198 injuries from Kyrgyzstan, as well as 41 deaths and 30 injuries from Tajikistan.