Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 12
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
The Plenipotentiary Representation of the Government of the Osh Region of Kyrgyzstan confirmed the land exchange with Uzbekistan, Trend reports with reference to the region’s administration.
The territory was transferred to Uzbekistan in the Aravan region, in the Too-Moyun district - the land near the reservoir near the village of Kerkidan was exchanged for a plot near the village of Gulbaar (Uzbekistan). Border demarcation will be carried out within a week.
Land near the villages of Kerkidan and Gulbaar have the same area of 407 hectares. According to the Osh administration, the exchange has long been initiated by Kyrgyzstan.
“This exchange has long been initiated by the Kyrgyz side. During the recent negotiations, an agreement was reached on the delimitation of borders,” spokesman for the Osh administration Nurkiz Kadyrbek Kyzy said.
Now the entire territory of the reservoir will belong to Uzbekistan along with the coastline. Residents of the Kyrgyz village of Kerkidan will have access to water - to the river leaving the reservoir.
In exchange, Kyrgyzstan received the same hectares of land in the adjacent territory - the area of the village of Gulbaar in the Aravan region.
Earlier, part of the road leading from the Aravan region to Osh belonged to the territory of Uzbekistan - now it passes through the Kyrgyz territory.
“The site near the village of Gulbaar in the Aravan district includes a strategic object, the road is very close to it. Secondly, this is irrigated territory, and the site near the Kerkidan reservoir is not irrigated, there are only stones,” Kadyrbek Kyzy noted.
Uzbekistan has stipulated that if Kyrgyzstan wants to exchange land at the entrance to Aravan, then they must give the territory to the Uzbek ayil okmot (village authorities).
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