Citing Kamchybek Tashiyev, the chief of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan, AKIpress reported yesterday afternoon that Kyrgyzstan’s delegation has gone to Dushanbe.

The delegation is reportedly led by Nazirbek Borubayev, Special Representative of Kyrgyzstan’s Cabinet for Border Issues.   

“They have to resolve the issue regarding the border in Sulyukte and Kulundu until Friday.  Following the talks, further action will be taken,” Tashiyev was cited as saying.  

There is no information yet on who will represent Tajikistan at the talks. 

Recall, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan signed a protocol (Protocol # 42) on the settlement of the situation along the mutual border on September 25.  The document was inked by the head of the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) of Kyrgyzstan Kamchybek Tashiyev and his Tajik counterpart Saimumin Yatimov.

The border clashes that erupted on September 14 and continued for two days, where Kyrgyz and Tajik forces engaged in more than 12 places all along the border, after which the two sides agreed to a ceasefire on September 16, which has been largely held up despite several alleged incidents of shelling with a severe escalation on September 16 and 17.