Tajik and Kyrgyz Delegations Hold Meeting on Border Issues

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DUSHANBE On in Batken, the Tajik and Kyrgyz governmental delegations held a meeting on border delimitation and demarcation.

The Tajik delegation was led by the Deputy Prime Minister Azim Ibrohim and the Kyrgyz delegation was headed by the Vice Prime Minister Akram Madumarov.

The two delegations also included deputy foreign ministers and ministers of justice, ambassadors of the two states, and chairmen of Sughd and Batken provinces, border cities and districts, as well as heads of regional power structures.

The meeting focused on the issue relating to the delimitation and demarcation of the Tajik Kyrgyz border.

Ibrohim and Madumarov expressed the need to ascertain the description of the project line of the Tajik Kyrgyz border in the remaining sections, and consider the issue of possible exchange of equal land plots between Tajik Isfara and Kyrgyz Batken in order to eliminate intermingled and interspersed areas on the border, and ensure stability before border delimitation.

According to the approved agenda, legal working groups have been instructed to continue discussing the legal basis for the delimitation of the Tajik Kyrgyz border.

As part of the meeting, a separate meeting was held between the heads of border provinces with the participation of law enforcement agencies in order to carry out cooperation to prevent the occurrence of conflict situations in the border territories.

The necessity of further actively expanding cooperation between the border provinces and districts of the two states, as well as strengthening of friendship, mutual understanding and trust between the population of the border areas, was highlighted at the meeting.

The chairmen of Sughd and Batken provinces approved a plan of joint activities for 2020.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan