27 Jan 2023 11:33

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan formalize completion of border delimitation process

BISHKEK. Jan 27 (Interfax) - Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov and his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev have exchanged instruments of ratification to finalize the border delimitation process, an Interfax correspondent said in a report on Friday.

"Today is a historic day for us. Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have completed the border delimitation process, have exchanged instruments of ratification, and have put an end to the border problem," Japarov said.

The two presidents exchanged instruments of ratification at the Ala Archa state residence in Bishkek.

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Akylbek Japarov said at a meeting with the heads of regional administrations and local self-government bodies on January 20 that delimitation of the border with Uzbekistan enlarged the Kyrgyz territory to 200,105 square kilometers.

On November 28, 2022, Japarov signed into law a bill that ratifies the country's agreement over the joint border with Uzbekistan and a bill ratifying the Kyrgyz and Uzbek governments' agreement on the joint management of water resources of the Kempir-Abad (Andizhan) reservoir. Under the law, the reservoir's water resources will be managed by a joint Kyrgyz-Uzbek commission

Uzbekistan has also finalized the ratification of the documents on the border with Kyrgyzstan.

The overall length of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border is 1,378 kilometers.

Mirziyoyev is paying a state visit to Kyrgyzstan.