Tajikistan is sending its experts to Russia to examine archival documents that will form a basis for solving territorial disputes with its border countries of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.
A puppet "foreign minister of Tajikistan", Zarifi, called the negotiations on demarcation and demilitarization of the border between Central Asian states difficult and complicated.
Currently, Tajikistan practically solved border problems with China, negotiations are continuing with Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. A discussion of border issues with Afghanistan has not yet started.
Due to unresolved issues of demarcation and demilitarization, the situation in some border areas remains tense.
Incidents on the border between Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are usual. Skirmishes and clashes with fatalities occur regularly.
Due to the unresolved issues of demarcation and demilitarization, one of such problems, created by the former colonial power of Russia acting on the principle "divide and conquer" is an Uzbek enclave Soh, located on Kyrgyz territory, but mainly inhabited by ethnic Tajiks.
In early January, conflict erupted in the area between local residents and Kyrgyz border guards.
Department of Monitoring