On October 15, 2015, the Kazakhstan side stated about certain incidents, which had allegedly happened on the border of Turkmenistan, referring to the security situation in Central Asia during a joint briefing of the President of the Russian Federation and the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana.
The Turkmen side expresses its extreme incomprehension and concern for this statement of the Kazakhstan side, which is irrelevant to the situation on the state border of Turkmenistan.
We also consider it necessary to state that the official position of Turkmenistan on this issue has been presented on numerous occasions in the press as well as on various regional and international platforms.
With reference to the above-mentioned fact, the Turkmen side expresses its protest and, adhering to traditional brotherly relations between our countries, expresses the hope that the Kazakhstan side will use more relevant information in the future, when assessing the situation in Turkmenistan.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, 15 October 2015