Almaty. June 9.
Information Center - The Defense Ministry of Kazakhstan said Kazakhstan has no
intention to promote border conflict between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan by
rendering military and technical assistance, Trend reports with reference to Akipress.
In December 2019, the Tajik Defense Ministry turned to
Kazakhstan for military and technical assistance due to the complicated
situation near the Tajik-Afghan border. An intergovernmental agreement on
military-technical assistance was drafted and signed on April 17, 2021.
The similar agreement was also signed with Kyrgyzstan on
March 2, the statement said. "It means, these agreements with Kyrgyzstan
and Tajikistan were signed before the escalation of border disputes between
these countries. Work is currently underway to ratify the signed agreements.
The provision of military and technical assistance to these countries has no
intention to promote border disputes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. These
agreements were signed in light of the planned withdrawal of military troops
from Afghanistan," the statement said.
Supply of military equipment to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
will be carried out only after they reach an agreement to normalize the
situation, the Kazakh Defense Ministry's press service added.
Additionally, under the CSTO Treaty that both Kyrgyzstan and
Tajikistan are signatories to the CSTO countries must refrain from the use of
force or threats against each other. In this regard, military-technical
assistance should not be used by them to resolve border disputes.