Virtual meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden – OSCE Chairman-in-Office

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On May 1, 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirodjidin Muhriddin met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden - Acting Chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Anne Linde. The issues related to the situation in the border area of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have been considered at the meeting.

Mukhriddin reported on the recent clashes on the border with Kyrgyzstan and the results of talks between the two countries at all levels on the stabilization of the situation on the border, including an agreement on a ceasefire and the readiness of the parties to resolve the situation through negotiations. the use of political and diplomatic means.

It was stressed that during the telephone conversation the leaders of the two countries agreed that all issues of relations between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan should be resolved through bilateral dialogue in an atmosphere of good neighborliness and mutual understanding, as well as through negotiations and consultations.

Linde welcomed the agreement on a ceasefire and the signing of a protocol to resolve the armed conflict on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border, and called for adherence to OSCE commitments and continued efforts to reduce tensions. At the same time, the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office offered the full assistance of the Organization to promote a peaceful settlement of the situation.

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan