Delimitation of Kyrgyzstan's borders issue should be resolved as soon as possible taking into account the danger of ISIL coming to Afghanistan. The leader of Onuguu-Progress parliamentary faction Bakyt Torobaev said, commenting on the recent participation in the winter session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, where the Kyrgyz Parliament was also represented by Omurbek Tekebayev (Ata Meken) and the head of the delegation Chynybay Tursunbekov (SDPK).
The MP noted that participants of the meeting raised questions on the intensified flow of migrants to Europe, on the situation in Ukraine and in Syria. "It was proposed to establish a committee on migration within the Assembly. Europe has now faced with a large influx of refugees and, as a consequence, the growing number of offenses. It was obvious that the colleagues from the Schengen area are very much concerned about this issue. During the discussion of the situation in Syria, I was alerted by the words that the Islamic State is now considering Afghanistan as an alternative site for its actions. There are, as you know, a lot of various extremist organizations, especially on the border with Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, they have also natives from the countries of Central Asia," the MP stated.
In connection with this, speaking at a meeting of the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly, Bakyt Torobaev suggested OSCE to pay attention to and to assist in solution of the important for Kyrgyzstan issue - the delimitation and demarcation of borders with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. "We know that this international organization provides a platform for dialogue, and I think if they would support us, we would completely resolve this urgent problem by small steps. We urgently need to strengthen border security and to think about security. If ISIL exacerbated ethnic and inter-ethnic issues in Syria, cross-border theme can play a role of such a factor in our country," the leader of Onuguu-Progress recalled.
According to the lawmaker, now it is necessary to ensure the security of the entire region. "If, God forbid, there will be a spark in some of the countries, it can disperse throughout Central Asia - we remember how it was with the Arab Spring. In this regard, no less important is suppression of drug trafficking from Afghanistan, which "feeds" the extremists like oil supplies Islamic State with finances in Syria," Bakyt Torobaev concluded.