Ritmeurasia: Three countries of Central Asia agreed not to fight among themselves

So far, only three of the five Central Asian countries have agreed not to fight each other or use military force.

The document on friendship, good neighborliness and cooperation for the development of Central Asia in the 21st century was approved by the heads of the three states of the region.

The regional agreement was signed by the presidents of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The agreement is concluded for an indefinite period.

At the same time, it became known that at the Consultative Meeting of the Heads of Central Asian States, held on July 21 in Kyrgyzstan, other Central Asian republics, namely Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, have not yet adopted the document.

It turned out that the two countries would join it later, after the completion of domestic procedures. What exactly – was not specified.

It is also unknown when exactly the signing of a document of friendship is expected, which prohibits the Central Asian states from using military force against each other.

Thus, the signatory states undertake to resolve any disputed issues only through diplomacy.

Recall that during the fourth summit of the leaders of Central Asia, one of the most important topics was the issue of security in the light of the events in Afghanistan and border incidents between the Central Asian countries.

It is known that the next, fifth consultative meeting in a similar format will be held in Tajikistan in the summer of 2023.

28 July, 2022