In the last month, the topographic groups of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have generally agreed on the designation of another 75 kilometers of the border.
- October 3-8 (43.33 kilometers);
- October 12-18 (13.98 kilometers);
- November 1-8 (17.98 km)
The last meeting of the surveying groups of the two countries took place in the beginning of November this year in the city of Bustan, Sughd region. Nazirbek Borubaev, representative of the Kyrgyz Cabinet of Ministers, said that “at this meeting, more than seventeen kilometers of the border line were agreed upon in Laylak district of Bodkand region.”
In a conversation with the Kyrgyz branch of Radio Ozodi, he added that the details of the agreements are currently not fully published, but the next meeting is scheduled to be held in Bokand. Tajik officials have almost always refused to comment on these issues. In addition to the publication of the news about the meeting of delegations.
Recently, the Kyrgyz side repeatedly says that by the end of this year, it will complete the determination of disputed border points with Tajikistan. Dushanbe is silent in this regard.
Officials of both sides said in October this year that they signed protocol number 44 and “it is a way to solve the border problem”. cause noises that the governments of the two sides have agreed to the exchange of territories.
From Khojai Aalo to Kuktosh. Narration of residents
On November 9, several residents and officials of the communities in the border areas of Tajikistan told Radio Ozodi that the delegations mark the status of border areas in red.
“Two weeks ago, delegations from the Land and Geodetic Administration of the two countries came and marked the border line passing through the disputed plots with red markers,” said our interviewees in Warukh and Hojai Aaloi Isfara. They did not agree to write their names in order to avoid problems. Our efforts to get an official comment have so far been unsuccessful.
Also, according to the information of our interlocutors, “the territory of Kuktosh village in Kyrgyzstan and Ovchi-Kalacha community in Babajon Ghafurov district of Tajikistan has been determined.”
“The delegations of the two sides in Isfara have determined the territory of the Somonian village in Tajikistan to Samarkandak in Kyrgyzstan,” they added.
Interlocutors of Radio Ozodi say that this shows that the parties are really trying to determine the border line in many difficult areas, where the houses of Tajiks and Kyrgyz are located inside each other like a chessboard. However, according to the residents, now a line has been marked, which cannot be said to be the new border line.
While the authorities do not give any explanation, a resident of Khoja Aaloi Isfara said that he does not agree with the border line in Tangii Warukh and the road to the community of the same name, and thinks that this line can turn Warukh into an island.
Authorities in Tajikistan consider the Vorukh road to be their territory and do not agree with the depiction of the Vorukh enclave on maps, but the Kyrgyz side considers Vorukh to be an island territory and demands that its territory not be expanded.
Tajikistan has a 970-980 km border with Kyrgyzstan, and so far more than 600 km of it have been identified. Uncertainty of parts of the border sometimes causes clashes between the people and the military.
The border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan witnessed a bloody conflict in the past two years. The claim is based on access to land and pastures, roads and other resources.
Despite the continuation of working relations between the two countries, the political relations between the two close neighbors have not yet been fully restored. The Kyrgyz border remains closed to Tajik citizens, and trade and economic transactions between the two countries are very small.
Source : Радио Озоди