UN Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres has known as on the management of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan “to interact in dialogue for an enduring ceasefire”, as the 2 former Soviet republics clashed over a border dispute.
In response to worldwide media, on Saturday, Kyrgyzstan’s Overseas Minister Zheenbek Kulubaev and Guterres mentioned the Kyrgyz-Tajik border disputes, which have killed not less than 24 individuals and wounded 121 others.
Border disputes have dogged the ex-Soviet republics all through their three-decade independence, with round half of their 970 kilometre-long frontier nonetheless contested.
The 2 sides agreed to a ceasefire on Friday and Tajikistan’s Japarov met his Tajik counterpart President Emomali Rahmon at a summit in Uzbekistan.
However the two international locations traded blame for ceasefire violations just a few hours later.
Guterres “harassed the necessity of prevention of additional aggravation of the battle and the significance of resolving it solely by a constructive peaceable dialogue between the edges,” in response to a press release by The Kyrgyzstan Overseas Ministry.