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Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan Seek To Resolve Border Disputes

 

Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan seek to resolve border disputes

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan had discussed ways to resolve their border demarcation disputes at a meeting here, local media reported Wednesday.

The meeting, co-chaired by Tajik Deputy Prime Minister Murodali Alimardon and Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Abdirakhman Mamataliev, touched upon recent border clashes between citizens of the two countries, which left at least 60 people injured.

The major road connecting Tajikistan and Vorukh, Tajikistan’s exclave within Kyrgyzstan was closed for three days after about 1,500 residents of the exclave and a nearby Kyrgyz village clashed on May 7.

Participants at the meeting promised to accelerate investigations into the incident, bring perpetrators to justice, compensate victims for material damage and prevent similar incidents.

The delegates also reviewed the process of demarcation of the Tajik-Kyrgyz border and discussed such issues as the construction of two roads near the border.

About a third of the nearly 1,000-km border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan reportedly remains in disput

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