Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have completed the process of border delimitation. This was stated by the President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov during a meeting with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who is in Bishkek on a state visit.
Japarov and Mirziyoyev exchanged instruments of ratification of the Treaty between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on certain sections of the Uzbek-Kyrgyzstan state border.
“This is a truly historic event. We have demonstrated our readiness for dialogue and the search for mutually acceptable solutions on border issues. I am convinced that by putting an end to border issues, we will lay a solid foundation for a strong and confident development and prosperity of our future generations,” the President of Kyrgyzstan said.
Mirziyoyev said that a complete settlement of the issue of border delimitation “will certainly play an important role in the development of bilateral cooperation and border exchanges, and will contribute to strengthening stability and security in the region.”
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan also signed the Declaration on Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the countries.
The border with Uzbekistan is the longest external border of Kyrgyzstan. Its length is 1314 kilometers. Due to uncoordinated sections on the border, conflicts arose, some of them led to human casualties. Last November, the authorities of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan announced that they had put an end to a border dispute that had lasted for more than 30 years.
In addition to the border agreement, the Agreement on joint management of water resources of the Kempir-Abad reservoir was previously signed, the discussion of which caused protests in Kyrgyzstan. On suspicion of preparing riots, 26 people were arrested, including journalists and bloggers. Human rights activists demand the release of the detainees.
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