BISHKEK, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan signed a protocol to resolve their armed conflict on the border, the press service of Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security reported Tuesday.
This is a result of negotiations and in pursuance of the previously reached agreements on a ceasefire and de-escalation of the situation, the report said.
The latest development provided for a complete cessation of hostilities, a withdrawal of troops and military equipment to their places of permanent deployment, joint inspection of border outposts and commandants' offices, and the conducting of a thorough investigation of armed clashes on Sept. 14 and 16 this year, the report added.
The protocol was signed by Chairman of Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security Kamchybek Tashiev and his Tajik counterpart Saimumin Yatimov.
The parties would continue to jointly work for a speedy restoration of peace and stability in the border area, the report added.