Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

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On April 1, 2021 in Moscow on the sidelines of the meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirodjidin Muhriddin met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbaev.

During the meeting the sides discussed the current state and prospects of development of relations between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, and exchanged views on bilateral relations in the field of transport and use of water resources of transboundary rivers.

Particular attention was paid to the issue of demarcation and demarcation of the state border. The Foreign Ministers stressed the need for effective and comprehensive use of the potential of the Intergovernmental Commission on delimitation and demarcation of the state border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. In this regard, the Tajik side stressed the need to continue negotiations in this area only on the basis of documents that have passed all constitutional stages, as well as compliance with the agreed provisions on media coverage of the results of meetings in accordance with the Regulations on demarcation and demarcation. stressed the state border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Taking into account the lack of a legal framework governing dual citizenship between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan raised the issue of streamlining the process of granting citizenship, primarily to residents of border areas.

At the end of the meeting, the Foreign Ministers stressed the importance of preserving and further developing the centuries-old ties of friendship, good neighborliness and brotherhood between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan