Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan sign border demarcation deal

Photo from the official website of the Uzbek President

Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Thursday discussed bilateral relations and cooperation in multiple formats with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who arrived on an official visit to Tashkent on Wednesday.

“The key topics of the talks were the issues of cardinal expansion of relations in political, trade, economic, energy, transport and logistics, agriculture, water and other areas,” said a statement from the Uzbek presidency, following a meeting between the two leaders in a narrow format.

Another statement from the Uzbek presidency following the expanded meeting between Mirziyoyev and Tokayev read said that they signed two agreements, namely the “Treaty of Alliance” and an agreement on the demarcation of the state borders.

“At the end of the talks, the governments of the two countries were instructed to take strict control over the implementation of all the agreements reached and agree on an appropriate road map,” the statement said.

It also confirmed the two leaders discussed key issues of the strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, paying “special attention to expanding cooperation in the political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.”

"The leaders of the two states also agreed to establish the Supreme Interstate Council and the Inter-Parliamentary Council, which will further strengthen the political platform for bilateral cooperation," the Kazakhstan presidency said.

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