BISHKEK. The Constitutional court of Kyrgyzstan today resumed hearings on the disputed border agreements between Kyrgyzstan and China ratified by the Kyrgyz parliament. Eleven lawmakers are the plaintiffs of the ratification processes which they called unconstitutional. Foreign minister Askar Aitmatov told the court today that the Kyrgyz-Chinese border agreements were aimed at defining the border. However, the plaintiffs believe that the border between Kyrgyzstan and China was already defined during the period of Russian Tsarist colonialism in the 19th century.
The court hearings will continue tomorrow.