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Boronov: There are forces willing to harm Kyrgyz-Chinese relations

There are forces that want to harm the Kyrgyz-Chinese relations. The First Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Kubatbek Boronov stated at a press conference.

According to him, there is a special work to destabilize the situation in the country using the theme of Chinese expansion. «They say that if Kyrgyzstan does not pay its debts to China, it will give a part of the country’s territory. This is not true, we do not have such an agreement and it cannot be. This theme is exaggerated by people trying to harm our bilateral relations,» said Kubatbek Boronov.

According to the First Deputy Prime Minister, over the past eight years, only 268 citizens of the PRC have obtained Kyrgyz citizenship. At least 161 of them are ethnic Kyrgyz, 72 Uygurs, 9 Uzbeks, one Kazakh, and six Chinese.

Kubatbek Boronov denied the information on illegal migration of Chinese citizens.

According to the State Registration Service, at least 35,215 citizens of the PRC have entered Kyrgyzstan and more than 34,000 have left the country in 2018.

In 2014-2018, about 19,260 foreigners violated the migration laws of Kyrgyzstan, 6,717 people of whom were the citizens of China. At least 1,450 foreigners were deported, 139 of them were citizens of China.