Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan signed protocols on 55 border areas. Press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan reported.
It was noted, that government working groups of the two countries from October 5 to October 14 held a joint field survey of 55 border areas within Namangan, Andijan and Ferghana regions of Uzbekistan, adjacent to Jalal-Abad, Osh and Batken regions of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Following the talks, the parties signed protocols.
It is noted that in general the experts have inspected 78 border areas on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border since September.
The total length of the common border of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan is 1, 378 kilometers. At least 324 kilometers on 58 sites remain disputed, that makes up nearly a quarter of the entire line of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border.
Over the past three years, there have been several incidents between two countries with the use of weapons in border areas. One of the last was the arrest of four citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic- employees of radio relay station on Ungar-Too mountain by the Uzbek policemen. After lengthy negotiations, Kyrgyzstanis returned home.