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Akylbek Japarov announces need to resolve border issues through diplomacy

«All existing border disputes must be resolved exclusively by peaceful political and diplomatic methods,» the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Japarov said at a regular meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), which was held in the format of a video conference.

The Prime Minister dwelled on some of the initiatives voiced by the President Sadyr Japarov at a meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State held on October 15. They concerned the need for the soonest possible completion of the process of delimitation and demarcation of the state borders of the member countries of the Commonwealth in the spirit of mutual trust and good neighborliness.

«In this context, I would like to emphasize the importance of such fundamental documents as the Agreement on the Establishment of the CIS dated December 8, 1991, the Alma-Ata Declaration dated December 21, 1991, as well as the Moscow Declaration on the observance of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of the borders of the member states of the CIS dated April 15, 1994. We believe that the goals and principles laid down in these documents are more relevant today than ever before,» Akylbek Japarov said.

«To ensure regional security and further development of good-neighborly relations, we also need to jointly carry out comprehensive and high-quality work to strengthen confidence-building measures in the area of ​​our borders. The Kyrgyz side also proposed to consider the possibility of sending humanitarian aid to the multinational people of Afghanistan under the auspices of the CIS. In particular, it was noted that such a campaign will serve to strengthen the authority of the CIS on the international scene and, of course, will contribute to the restoration of stability in this republic. This initiative was positively taken by the participants of the meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State. I propose to step up work in this direction, taking into account the upcoming winter period,» he concluded.