Statement by the Secretary General of the Turkic Council on the situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik state border

We have learned yesterday with deep concern the escalation of the situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik state border, which led to the demise of people from both sides. 
We wish Allah’s mercy be upon them and extend our condolences to the families of the victims and also wish prompt recovery for the wounded ones. We express our contentment for the negotiations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the parties and for the swift introduction of a cease-fire between the sides which opened up the course of de-escalation.
In the holy month of Ramadan, we need to do our utmost to further unite and put aside our differences. Hence, we firmly believe that existing problems need to be resolved only through diplomatic negotiations and amicable consultations which will fit in the spirit of good-neighborly relations between the two countries.
In this respect, the Turkic Council calls on the parties to continue exercising caution and take joint measures to stabilize the situation by refraining from any actions that may lead to further escalation of tension.
Noting especially the contribution of the Kyrgyz side to the re-establishment of peace, the Turkic Council Secretariat will continue maintaining its close contact with the Government of brotherly Kyrgyzstan, the founding member of the Turkic Council, on the subject matter.

Baghdad Amreyev
Secretary General of the Turkic Council

NEWS DATE: 30.04.2021