Kyrgyz-Kazakh border dispute settled

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Bishkek, Dec. 2, 2017 / Kabar /. The governments of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on a "road map" to resolve the situation at the border, the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan reported.

The document was signed today in Astana by Vice Prime Minister Tolkunbek Abdygulov and Vice Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin.

According to the information, starting from Dec. 3, 2017 the checkpoints on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border will begin to operate as usual.

The "road map" contains 50 events on the complex solution of topical issues of bilateral cooperation, cooperation in the field of border, transport, phytosanitary and veterinary control, customs and tax administration.

The delegation of Kyrgyzstan led by Vice Prime Minister Tolkunbek Abdygulov departed for Astana on Dec. 1 to continue negotiations with the Kazakh side to discuss the draft road map on the settlement of the situation on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border.

On Nov. 30, Presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov and Nursultan Nazarbayev after the meeting in Minsk announced to accept the "road map" in late Dec. It was decided to remove restrictions on the border, but a three-way control would be installed to check the cargo.

Since Oct. 10, Kazakhstan has tightened border control, which led to kilometers congestion at checkpoints.

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