Kyrgyz, Tajiks hold joint border exercise

Staff Report

BISHKEK -- Kyrgyz and Tajik border forces held a joint training exercise late last week on the boundary of Batken Province, Kyrgyzstan and Sughd Province, Tajikistan, reported Monday (March 20), quoting the Kyrgyz State Border Service (GPS)'s press office.

The exercise was part of an existing plan for co-operation between the forces in Batken Province and Sughd Province.

The main purpose of the exercise "was to make more precise the routine for joint patrols of the border", said Kyrgyz GPS Lt. Col. Kanybek Ryskulov.

Participants paid special attention to the need to halt or solve disputes that spring up along disputed parts of the border.

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