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Presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan discuss border situation

Presidents of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov and Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon discussed the situation on Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border by telephone. Information Policy Department of the Presidential Administration of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

The heads of the two states noted the need to create a joint commission to objectively investigate and prevent similar situations in the future, as well as to intensify negotiations on completion of the process of delimitation of the state border.

«The presidents are unanimous in their opinion that the peoples of the two countries, having centuries-old good-neighborly relations, should live only in peace and friendship,» the department noted.

Recall, conflict occurred on Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border in Ak-Sai village of Batken region on March 13. According to preliminary data, citizens of Tajikistan wanted to hinder construction of Ak-Sai — Tamdyk road. Kyrgyz border guards prevented this. Residents of the Kyrgyz village also gathered there, people began to throw stones at each other. In the evening, the border guards managed to bring the conflict under control, but, after a while, the situation became tense again. Injured local residents from both countries were reported.