BISHKEK. Residents of the Kyrgyz enclave, the village Barak inside Uzbekistan, will have freedom of movement from the village to the Kyrgyz border. A special protocol allowing the movement was signed during a meeting of the inter-government commission on border delimitation in Tashkent today. The head of the Kyrgyz delegation, deputy prime minister Bazarbai Mambetov, told RFE/RL today that the protocol will enforce an agreement on the Barak village adopted by the both governments on July 2, 2000.
Uzbekistan closed a road between the enclave in the Ferghana valley and Kyrgyzstan in January 2002.
The current round of talks on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border will end tomorrow.