16:54, 08 August 2020, Bishkek – 24.kg, Maria ORLOVA
Sooronbai Jeenbekov commented on recent incidents near the Kyrgyz-Tajik border in an interview with Birinchi Radio.
According to him, when solving the border issue, of course, first of all, it is necessary to take into account the interests of our country. But at the same time, this can only be done through dialogue.
“Each state pursues its own interests. This is the complexity of the question. At present, work continues to clarify the border with neighboring Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Work has progressed well, but the coronavirus pandemic has put it on hold. We will continue to work in this direction, ”he said.
The President also stressed that at meetings with Emomali Rahmon, they always discuss the border issue.
“There are some progress, but, as noted above, the problem has not yet been resolved. There is mutual understanding between the two countries. Border tensions are sometimes exacerbated by domestic issues. Therefore, local authorities are actively working with the population, ”he said.
To reduce tensions, special attention is paid to socio-economic projects in the border areas. Batken is at the center of my special attention.
Recall, on August 6, at about 5.00 at the Kyrgyz-Tajik section of the border in Batken region, during the incident wounded one border guard of the Kyrgyz Republic. Tajikistan reported about the death of a local resident. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan decided to conduct parallel investigations into two facts: the injury of a serviceman of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic and the death of a Tajik citizen from a gunshot wound.
At about 18.30 a resident of the Kok-Tash village was wounded while working on his land plot.
Facts registered in the ERPP. Pre-trial proceedings have begun under article 130 “Attempted Murder” of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic.