Kyrgyzstan seeks to defuse tensions with Tajikistan

Kyrgyzstan summoned Ambassador Urmat Saralayev to discuss recent border tension with Tajikistan.

Kyrgyzstan seeks to defuse tensions with Tajikistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kyrgyzstan has recalled its ambassador to neighboring Tajikistan following an incident with a border dispute.

The construction of a new road by Kyrgyz authorities sparked a shootout between border guards hurting six Tajik and five Kyrgyz security officials.

Authorities from both sides have now agreed to withdraw their security forces from the border areas, as joint patrolling in the disputed areas restarted.

Many borders in Central Asia experience territorial disputes since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 which left a legacy of ill-defined borders.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Ocak 2014, 17:36