Tajik-Kyrgyz State border

01.03.2013 10:10

Tajik-Kyrgyz State border starts from the Alai mountain ridges and passes along over-Alai, Zarafshon and Turkiston Mountain ridges till Farghona valley and till junction point of three borders of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The length of the State border of the Republic of Tajikistan with Kirgiz Republic is approximately 987 km.

In accordance with the Intergovernmental agreements of the Republic of Tajikistan and Kirgiz Republic dated 2004 there are five border check- points on Tajik-Kirgiz State border, including “Guliston” in Isfara, “Madaniyat” in the Jabbor Rasulov and “Ovchi-Qala’cha” in Bobojon Ghafurov districts of the Sogd region and “Kizil Art” in Murghab district of the Badakhshan mountainous autonomous region and “Karamik” in Dzhirgatol district.

In 2000 there were defined junction point of the state borders between the Republic of Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and the People Republic of China through the signing a trilateral Agreement between these countries.

During the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics existence the Republic of Tajikistan and Kirgiz Republic were merely parts of a great power and were divided by administrative borders. After the collapse of the USSR and gaining independence of the Republic of Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic the issue of the need for delimitation of the State border with Kyrgyz Republic has arisen. With this purpose, in 2002 there was established an Intergovernmental Commission on delimitation and demarcation of the Tajik-Kyrgyz State border.

Bilateral negotiation on the issue of delimitation and demarcation of the Tajik-Kyrgyz State border was started in 2002 and at the end of 2013, more than 500 km of the State borderline have been delimitated.

The Intergovernmental Commission holds 3-4 times annually meetings with the participation of the representative of relevant ministries and agencies of the Parties and field experts of the two countries to discuss issues related to delimitation and demarcation of the State border.

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