The Tajik-Kyrgyz commission has reportedly decided not to provide information about the situation on the border to media.  Now, only the mutually agreed information will be disseminated.   

The border talks that were  held at a border checkpoint near the Tajik village of Guliston and the Kyrgyz village of Kyzyl-Bel in the southern Batken region yesterday resulted in signing of a protocol.  

The 4th paragraph of this protocol reads that the parties have agreed not to provide the preliminary information on work carried out by the Tajik-Kyrgyz border commission to media.

“Only the mutually agreed information will be disseminated,” a source close to the commission told Asia-Plus in an interview.  

Topographic working groups should negotiate the concerted options of exchange of equal land plots between Kyrgyzstan’s Batken District and Tajikistan’s Isfara City in Samarkandek and Kok-Tash areas until March 1, 2020.    

The parties have also agreed to reinforce joint patrolling of border stretches on which conflicts are taking place.      

The interior ministries of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are charged with revealing instigators of border incidents and bringing them to justice.  

Dushanbe and Bishkek have also agreed to install lighting and CCTV cameras in settlements located near the border.