Turkiye on Friday welcomed a complete cease-fire decision between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan at the border.

“We are pleased that the clashes on the Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan border yesterday evening (27 January) calmed down before further deterioration and that the ceasefire has been achieved with the common sense of the parties,” a Foreign Ministry statement said.

“We reiterate our sincere desire for a peaceful resolution of border tensions between the two brotherly and friendly countries through negotiations,” it added.

The tension between the civilians of the two countries on Thursday turned into a conflict between the border guard soldiers.

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Friday agreed on a complete cease-fire at the border following overnight clashes.

All parties will withdraw the additional forces and vehicles sent to the border to their permanent deployment places, open the Batken-Isfana highway to traffic and conduct joint patrols on the border areas by the law enforcement officers of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to prevent conflict.

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