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Central Asia: Presidential Summit Ends

Bishkek, 25 July 1997 (RFE/RL) -- Our correspondent in Bishkek reports that the presidents of Kazkahstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have completed two days of talks in the Kyrgyz resort town of Cholpon-Ata.

Our correspondent says the presidents discussed measures for closer economic integration, as well as recent developments in Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

A spokesman for Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev says that the three presidents agreed, in principle, that Bishkek should host an international conference focusing on developments in Afghanistan. No dates have been announced. The presidents also approved 32 joint projects.