Kyrgyzstan call on CSTO to change statutory documents to prevent armed incursions

Kyrgyzstan called on the CSTO to change the statutory documents to prevent armed incursions, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan reported.

The call was made in Yerevan on October 7, where consultations were held between the Deputy Foreign Ministers of the CSTO member states.

The head of the Kyrgyz delegation, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nuran Niyazaliev spoke about the consequences of “the military aggression of Tajikistan against Kyrgyzstan.”

He also called on the participants in the consultations to launch the CSTO mechanisms possible to prevent an armed invasion as soon as and resolve all differences between states peacefully.

The military conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border took place on September 14-17. As a result, more than 136,000 Kyrgyzstanis were forced to flee the scene. Hundreds of houses were destroyed in several Kyrgyz villages.

According to data of the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan, at least 63 Kyrgyzstanis were killed and 198 were injured during armed clashes at the border.

According to official data from the Tajik Foreign Ministry, 41 citizens of Tajikistan were killed and more than 20 people were injured as a result of the clashes.

Officials from both sides accused each other of aggression at the 77th UN General Assembly in New York. The first to speak was the President of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Japarov, a few days later, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, Sirojiddin  Mukhiddin.

The CSTO includes six countries of the former USSR – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. The organization was founded in 1992.,
Oct. 8, 2022