Baku, Azerbaijan, June 9
By Aygun Badalova -Trend:
Talks on the disputed border areas between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan will resume on June 16, "24.kg" news agency reported on June 9, referring to Kyrgyz Vice Prime Minister on Security issues, Abdyrakhman Mamataliev.
Tajikistan's delegation headed by the country's Deputy Prime Minister will arrive in Batken on June 16, according to Mamataliev.
"We plan to coordinate the plan to build alternative an road through the Ak-Sai, which by-passes the Tajik enclaves," he said, adding that there are no significant disagreements in the negotiations with Tajikistan.
"There are only undelimited areas. We plan to make an exchange, but only after the issue is resolved with the locals living in villages along the border," the official added.
Mamataliev said that the negotiations on the border delimitation and demarcation are concurrently being held with Uzbekistan.
Border delimitation is one of the most relevant issues in Central Asia.
In early May, citizens of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan got into a big brawl on the border, regarding territorial disputes. The fight resulted in about 60 people from both sides being injured.
The incident occurred on a motor road running from the Isfara town to the municipality of Vorukh near the Kyrgyz village of Kuktosh.