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Kyrgyzstan Cites Progress On Uzbek Border Talks

(RFE/RL) BISHKEK, November 27, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Kyrgyzstan has reported progress with neighboring Uzbekistan in demarcating their common border, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.

Salamat Alamanov, the Kyrgyz goverment official in charge of regional affairs, told RFE/RL that topographical engineers from both countries have agreed on additional kilometers of the disputed border.

MORE: Read the complete interview with Salamat Alamanov in Kyrgyz.

"As a result of consultations conducted at the level of experts, about 2.5 kilometers of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border have been defined," he said. "Those results have now to be discussed at the level of [government] delegations. They will then be sent to the governments [of both countries] for approval."

Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan share a 1,375-kilometer border.

The 300 kilometers or so that remain in dispute have led to a number of border incidents.

Kyrgyzstan also shares common borders with China, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan. China is the only country with which it has no border disputes.

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