Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.1
By Nigar Guliyeva – Trend:
Topographic working groups of government delegations of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan on delimitation and demarcation of the Uzbek-Tajik State Border held a five-day meeting, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a message.
The meeting took place in Gulistan, Sogd region of Tajikistan.
The delegations of the two countries discussed the passage of the border line on the remaining sections, and conducted field surveys of certain sections of the border.
Topographical working groups checked four sections of the border. Following the negotiations, a relevant protocol was signed.
In late 2017, the Tajik authorities approved a new commission on delimitation and demarcation of the interstate border with Uzbekistan. The commission includes representatives of 19 government agencies and headed by Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan Azim Ibrohim.
The length of the state border of Tajikistan with Uzbekistan is 1332.9 kilometers. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, about 20 percent of the line of the Tajik-Uzbek state border still remains undivided.
The governmental commissions on delimitation and demarcation of the state border of the two countries until 2002 determined the passage of 86 percent of the line of the Tajik-Uzbek state border, while the rest remains controversial.