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Kyrgyzstan to spend Russia's $200 million assistance for reinforcement of borders with non-Customs Union countries

Kyrgyzstan to spend Russia's $200 million assistance for reinforcement of borders with non-Customs Union countries

The bulk of $200 million assistance to be provided by Russia to Kyrgyzstan will be spent for implementation of Kyrgyzstan's Customs Union accession road map. The funds will be spent for reinforcement of the outer borders with the neighboring countries, who are not members of the Customs Union, Chief of Foreign Policy Division of President's Administration Sapar Isakov said in an interview with Moscow-based analytical agency “Foreign Policy” when asked about the progress of delimitation of the borders with the neighboring states.

“Regardless of entry into the Eurasian Economic Space, Kyrgyzstan needs to reinforce its borders. Particularly, a range of measures will be adopted in the framework of the Customs Union accession road map. We are grateful to Russia for allocation of $200 million for implementation of the given road map. The bulk of these funds will be spent for reinforcement of the outer borders,” Sapar Isakov said.

Kyrgyzstan has entirely formalized the border with China. The agreement on regime of the Kyrgyz-Chinese border is being prepared now.

“We plan to finish border delimitation with Kazakhstan by 2015. The talks on delimitation and demarcation of the border continue with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. We have delimited 70% of the state border with Uzbekistan of total 1,378 km,” Sapar Isakov added.

More than 50% of the 970.8 km-long border with Tajikistan was delimited. The intensive talks are held at the government level concerning disputable areas, construction of roads in border areas, use of Kyrgyz pastures by Tajik citizens, Sapar Isakov explained.

Original url : www.akipress.com

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