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Kyrgyzstan and China complete border demarcation

(17 July 2009)

On 14 July an officer of the Kyrgyz border service declared that the demarcation of the boundary dividing Kyrgyzstan and China has recently been completed.

Talks on the delimitation and demarcation of the boundary between Kyrgyzstan and China began in 1990s and during the process both states have made concessions to reach settlement. China gave up part of the Khan Tengri Peak located in the mountains of Tien Shan while Kyrgyzstan ceded the Uzengi-Kush, a mountainous area located south of the Issyk Kul region.

Sources: ‘Kyrgyzstan, China end common border demarcation’ Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies, 14 July 2009.