Kyrgyzstan’s Kabar news agency reported on May 1 that Kyrgyzstan’s National Security Council Chairman Tahyev and Tajikistan’s National Security Council Chairman Yadimov held talks on the same day in The State of Batken, located on the Kyrgyz side of the border between the two countries, and achieved positive results.
The two sides said there should be no more tragedies like the recent conflict in the border areas between the two countries. In an interview with reporters after the talks, Tahyev said, “The two peoples are going through a difficult time, and the border conflict that has taken place is a tragedy for both sides.” The two sides have reached a comprehensive ceasefire agreement and will withdraw all their armed forces to their former areas of residence”. “We should solve the problem and provide opportunities for the two peoples to live in peace,” Yadimov said.
In addition, officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the two countries also held talks on the same day, on the stability of the situation in the border areas and the restoration of local social order and other issues discussed. Both sides indicated that they would take all necessary measures to prevent violations. The police of the two countries will form joint patrols to maintain social order on both sides of the border.
According to media reports, the recent armed conflict on the border of Jita killed 34 people and injured 173 others, and the Kyrgyz government declared May 1-2 a day of national mourning;