BISHKEK. The Kyrgyz government delegation led by Kyrgyzstan's representative at the Eurasian Economic Community at the rank of deputy prime minister, Bazarbai Mambetov, left Bishkek to Tashkent today. The delegation will discuss with Uzbek counterparts the problems of delimitation of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek borders. They will define plans for forthcoming 3 to 4 months in the border defining works. They also will discuss the transportation problems of the Barak village, the Kyrgyz enclave in Uzbekistan, and the problems of the Karasuu town bridge unilaterally closed by the Uzbek authorities recently.
Meanwhile, the special experts' teams will prepare a draft agreement on construction of the joint border posts between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Problems of unilateral mining of the border area by Uzbekistan is also a major issue between Uzbekistan and its Tajik and Uzbek neighbors.
One of the latest incident at the border area had taken place on February 15, this year. Uzbek border guards fired towards a Kyrgyz bus with passengers to frighten its driver. The Kyrgyz foreign ministry sent a diplomatic note on the incident, but there was no answer from Tashkent.
Compiled and translated by Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev and edited by Timothy Jasek in Prague