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Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan agree position on seven sites on state border

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan agreed positions on the seven sites on the state border, the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan reported.

According to it, the regular meetings of the working groups of the governmental delegations of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan finished.

In accordance with the scheduled plan, the talks on delimitation and demarcation of borders were held from November 8 to 13 in Fergana.

A field survey and topographic survey of the previously disputed 14 sites on the boundary line within Andijan, Namangan and Ferghana regions of Uzbekistan and Batken, Jalal-Abad and Osh regions of the Kyrgyz Republic have been conducted.

Position of the working groups on seven sites was coordinated. Thus, as of November 13, the total number of sites with the same positions of the parties is 56.

Following the meeting, a protocol was signed and the schedule of field topographic and land survey works on the remained uncoordinated areas have been approved. 

The length of the border of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan - 1,378 km. Inconsistent are 324 km at 58 sites.

Over the past three years, there were several incidents involving weapons in the border areas between the two countries. One of the last - the arrest of four citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic by Uzbek policemen, employees of radio relay station on Ungar-Too mountain. Kyrgyzstanis were able to return home after lengthy negotiations.