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Kyrgyzstan tells UN countries about blockade by Kazakhstan

The Permanent Mission of Kyrgyzstan to the United Nations in New York informed the UN member states of the current situation on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border. Press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

According to it, on November 17, within the work of the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly, a package of resolutions on economic, environmental and financial issues was considered at the headquarters of the organization.

When considering the resolution «Unilateral economic measures as a means of political and economic coercion against developing countries,» the permanent representative of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mirgul Moldoisaeva, made a statement in which she noted that since October 10, artificial obstacles for free movement of people, transport and goods have been introduced by Kazakhstan.

The UN member states were informed of the current situation on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border, the use of an economic and transport blockade to inflict economic damage on the Kyrgyz Republic and undermine the country’s investment and tourism attractiveness.

«Supporting the main idea of ​​the resolution, that no state can apply unilateral economic, political measures or measures of any other nature with the aim of achieving subordination to another state in the exercise of its sovereign rights, the delegation of Kyrgyzstan expressed the hope that the adopted document will serve as an important impetus for ending the obstacles that not only undermine the spirit of brotherhood and cooperation between peoples, but also damage the sustainable development of the countries,» the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan noted.

Kyrgyzstan voted for adoption of the resolution. In total, the resolution was supported by 116 states, two states — the USA and Israel voted against it, 49 states abstained.