Tajikistan hopes to resolve all controversial relations with Uzbekistan within good neighborliness
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 22 / Trend /
Tajikistan hopes to resolve controversial relations with Uzbekistan within
the centuries-old relations of friendship and good neighborliness, Itar-Tass reported on Wednesday.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon made this statement, receiving the first Deputy Prime Minister of the Uzbek government Rustam Azimov in his presidential residence. He heads the governmental delegation at the talks on delimitation and demarcation of the Tajik-Uzbek border with Dushanbe, the press-service of the Tajik president said today.
"I hope that all the disputed issues will find a positive solution on the basis of good neighborliness and centuries-old friendly relations between the two fraternal peoples," Rahmon said. The Uzbek delegation held talks with the management of the Tajik Main Department of Border Guards, the Defense Ministry, the National Security Council within the two-day working visit.
According to the Tajik Foreign Ministry's official information, at present, about 80 percent of the Tajik-Uzbek border, stretching over 1,000 kilometers, was delimited. The negotiations are conducted over the disputed areas on the north and west boundaries.