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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border clashes

17 September 2022

The Secretary-General is following the escalation of violence along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border with great concern. He is deeply saddened by the loss of life and extends his condolences to the victims and their families. 

The Secretary-General calls on the leadership of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan to engage in dialogue for a lasting ceasefire. Both sides should take full advantage of the existing mechanisms on the ground to defuse tensions.
 
The United Nations stands ready to assist in identifying a sustainable solution to the border disputes, if requested by the sides.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border clashes

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