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Independence day of Tajikistan.

Tajikistan Independence Day, also known as the Day of State Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan, is observed every year on September 9. In 1991, the Communist Party that had been ruling Tajikistan was dissolved and a resolution was adopted on the State Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan. This also came into being with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It is one of the main events of Tajikistan every year. On this day, many businesses are closed and people participate in lighting fireworks and witnessing the famous ‘21-gun salute.

 

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About Tajik and Kyrgyz's sporadic borders.

Republic of Tajikistan in the northeast borders with the Kyrgyz Republic.

Total lengths of the Tajik-Kyrgyz state boundary is  approximately 987 km.

The process of delimitation and demarcation of the Tajik-Kyrgyz state boundary is continuing.

The cooperation between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic in border-related matters is carried out based on the following main international treaties:

Agreement between the Republic of Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and People’s Republic of China on the point of connection of the three states state boundaries dated 05.07.2000;

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on the border-crossing points dated 06.05.1998.

While the leaders of more than 20 major Asian countries – including Russia, China, Turkey, and India – held talks in the ancient city of Samarkand only a few hundred kilometers away, large-scale hostilities erupted on the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, last week. As their presidents also participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, the conflict erupted with the use of heavy weapons and claimed hundreds of lives.

It all began on Wednesday, when the Kyrgyz border service discovered their Tajik counterparts had taken up combat positions on part of the state border, thus nullifying previously reached agreements. In response to the demand to leave the territory, they opened fire. Fighting with the use of heavy weapons continued for several days. The death toll was much higher than in the course of several past incidents. Some 59 deaths were reported in Bishkek and 41 in Dushanbe. Most likely, these are not the final numbers.

On Monday, the heads of the intelligence services of the two countries signed a peace protocol. However, the reasons that forced the parties to take up arms have not disappeared, making a repetition of the conflict almost inevitable.

Kuchkarov Usmon

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