Emomali Rahmon and Sadyr Japarov signed the document.
On June 29, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and the leader of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov agreed on the demarcation of a 32-kilometre section of the state border. The document was signed during the meeting between the leaders of the two states in Dushanbe, the press office of the President of Tajikistan reported.
The talks between Rahmon and Japarov lasted about 7 hours. After the meeting had concluded, the parties adopted a joint statement. The leader of Tajikistan provided no detailed information on border demarcation, but noted that the process started in 2002.
He said the authorities of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan agreed to demarcate 520 kilometres of the border in 2013. Rahmon and then-President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev signed the document. The final agreement was never signed due to refusal of Bishkek.
The joint statement of Emomali Rahmon and Sadyr Japarov says the talks focused to the border conflict between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the decrease in trade between the Republics, the smuggling of goods in border areas, the implementation of the CASA-1000 project, climate issues and the situation in Afghanistan. The leaders signed 4 documents, including the document concerning pensions and social insurance.