Kyrgyzstan foreign minister, UN chief discuss Kyrgyz-Tajik border disputes


Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Minister Zheenbek Kulubaev and UN chief Antonio Guterres discussed on the phone Saturday the Kyrgyz-Tajik border disputes which have killed dozens, Paralel.Az reports citing Anadolu Agency.

The Kyrgyzstan Foreign Ministry said Kulubaev informed Guterres “on human casualties, including among the civilian population, internally displaced persons, the destruction of numerous social and civil infrastructure facilities, including schools and residential buildings, and the facts of looting of property of Kyrgyz citizens.”

He also told Guterres about “political and diplomatic efforts undertaken at different levels to de-escalate tensions.”

Guterres “stressed the need of prevention of further aggravation of the conflict and the importance of resolving it only through a constructive peaceful dialogue between the sides,” according to the statement.

The UN chief expressed his readiness to meet Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov in New York on Sept. 20.