When lawmakers last rejected the treaty, on June 13, critics argued that the document failed to address a number of issues, including migration and water resources.
Another sticking point was the proposed transfer to Kazakhstan of resort facilities located on the northern shore of the alpine Lake Issyk-Kul. That point was reportedly removed from the treaty before today's vote.
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Central Asian Cinema
EAST OF THE WEST: On June 29, RFE/RL's Prague broadcasting center hosted a presentation by GULNARA ABIKEYEVA, director of the Central Asian Cinematography Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Abikeyeva is a leading expert on Kazakh and Central Asian cinema, a chairwoman of the jury of this year's East Of The West section of the Karlovy Vary film festival. Abikaeyeva gave an overview of major trends in Central Asian cinema since the 1960s. Abikeyeva has just completed a major DVD collection of the most popular films of the five Central Asian countries and is now beginning work on a similar collection of Central Asian documentaries.
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