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Sadyr Japarov tells about aggression of Tajikistan at UN General Assembly

President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov made a speech at the General Debate of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly. He began his speech with problems on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border.

The President noted that the UN played a big role in establishing peace in many countries.

«Since gaining independence, Kyrgyzstan conscientiously fulfills the obligations of the UN and observes its principles. This year marks 30 years since the country joined the organization. We always strive to resolve international disputes peacefully. We are far from using force against the independence of any country and destroying the integrity of another state in international relations. Dear Chairman, given the latest aggravations on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, I would like to tell the whole world about what happened,» the head of state said.

He emphasized that in December 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, border disputes arose between the countries.

«Some have not yet been determined. There were five disputed areas in Kyrgyzstan. We resolved border issues with China in 1996 and in 1999 with Kazakhstan. We have almost completed the process with Uzbekistan. All that is left is to sign the documents. Borders with these states were demarcated on good-neighborly and mutually beneficial conditions,» Sadyr Japarov said.

The head of state said that the Soviet Union collapsed in the city of Almaty of Kazakhstan on December 21, 1991.

«At the same time, the Almaty Declaration on the establishment of the CIS was adopted. The declaration states that the members of the Commonwealth recognize the independence of the state and their territorial integrity. This document was signed by the heads of 11 states, including Tajikistan. Later, Emomali Rahmon also signed the Moscow Declaration, which indicated the observance of the principles of inviolability of other states. But today, Emomali Rahmon does not comply with them,» Sadyr Japarov said.

He stressed that in April 2021, the Armed Forces of Tajikistan unreasonably showed large-scale aggression on the Kyrgyz territory. As a result, 36 Kyrgyzstanis were killed and serious material damage was caused.

«This year, from September 14 to September 16, large-scale military clashes took place in the south of Kyrgyzstan. The Tajik side destroyed the civilian and military infrastructure of the Kyrgyz Republic. About 140,000 citizens were evacuated from the combat zone. Soldiers and civilians were killed. We are saddened by the armed aggression of Tajikistan,» Sadyr Japarov said.

Emergency situation has been introduced in Batken region. Shooting began at several sites of the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on the morning of September 16. Settlements in Leilek and Batken district came under fire. The Ministry of Health reported 198 victims, 59 people were killed. As a result of the armed conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, residents of seven villages in Batken and Leilek districts, as well as Dzhekendi village in Chon-Alai district of Osh region, left their homes.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Kyrgyzstan opened a criminal case on crimes against peace.