The representatives of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on Sunday signed a protocol on the end of the armed conflict on the common section of the border. Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Ministers, Chairman of the State Committee for National Security of the Republic (GKNB) Kamchibek Tashiev told the media about this in the Batken region (Kyrgyzstan).
“The protocol on ending the conflict was signed with the Tajik side,” he said.
According to him, he expects the parties to scrupulously fulfill the conditions specified in it. The document was signed by the head of the State Committee for National Security Saimumin Yatimov from the Tajikistan side.
“From today, peace is coming, residents of Liailaki and Batken regions who left their homes earlier can return,” the head of the State Committee for National Security noted.
At the same time, he assured that the Kyrgyz authorities will arrange the delivery of refugees to their settlements.
The situation on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan became tense on September 14. According to the Kyrgyz side, Tajik border guards entered the Bulak-Bashi area of the Batken region of Kyrgyzstan and “took combat positions”. In response to the request to leave the territory, Tajik border guards opened fire, after which shooting began. On September 17, the Kyrgyz border service released information about the bombing of the Osh region. Kyrgyz authorities have evacuated up to 140,000 citizens from border villages.
Since September 18, the border service of Kyrgyzstan has not recorded any new incidents, and on September 19, the heads of the two countries’ national security state committees signed a protocol on the withdrawal of troops from the border and the establishment of peace. As a result of the conflict on the Kyrgyz side, 62 people were killed and about 200 were injured.