Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan reach border agreement

Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan reach border agreement

Progress made on disputed border as Tajikistan confirms 1.1 kilometers resolved, signaling ongoing peace efforts

By Bahtiyar Abdulkerimov

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AA) - Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan reached an agreement on another 1.1 kilometers (0.68 miles) of their disputed border.

The Tajik State Committee for National Security said in a statement that representatives from the two countries held a meeting in Tajikistan's Sughd Province.

It noted that following fieldwork by topographic working groups from the two countries, they reached an agreement on 1.1 kilometers of the shared border and a protocol on this was signed.

It said the parties will continue to work on other parts of the disputed border at a future meeting to be held in Kyrgyzstan.

An agreement covering 90% of the 972-kilometer (603-mile) Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border was signed during a meeting held in Batken, Kyrgyzstan from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5.

Due to border disputes between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, tensions and conflicts have occasionally erupted, with the most recent conflict occurring on Sept. 14, 2022, resulting in the loss of dozens of lives from both sides.

*Writing by Alperen Aktas from Istanbul

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