MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
May 1 this year On the initiative of the Russian side, telephone conversations were held between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S.V. Lavrov and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic R.A. Kazakbaev and the Republic of Tajikistan S.Mukhriddin, during which the situation that had developed as a result of armed clashes in the Kyrgyz-Tajik border.
It was emphasized that Russia welcomes the agreements reached by the parties – in accordance with the instructions of the heads of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan – to resolve the conflict exclusively by political and diplomatic means. The hope was expressed that Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will unswervingly follow their commitments in the interests of fully normalizing the situation and restoring an atmosphere of trust and good-neighborliness between the two fraternal peoples.
Russia is ready to continue to provide all necessary assistance to this process in accordance with the principles of strategic partnership and alliance with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
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