Another meeting of the working groups on delimitation and demarcation of the Tajik-Kyrgyz border started in Dushanbe on Thursday and will continue until January 17, Avesta News Agency reports.
Earlier this week, Chief of the State Committee for Land Management and Geodesy of Tajikistan Makhmadtoir Zokirov said that the meeting is expected to adopt an action plan for 2015.
He noted that talks with Kyrgyzstan on delimitation and demarcation of the border are continuing for thirteen years. To date, more than 500 kilometers of common border had been specified but are yet to be demarcated. Zokirov added that it makes around 51% of the total length of the border between the two countries.
Last week, the Government Representative of Kyrgyzstan Kurbanbai Iskandarov said that the Kyrgyz side had received archival documents from Russia and would suggest them to discuss during the upcoming meeting in Dushanbe. The documents were expected to be compared with the documents of the Tajik side.
From the beginning of the negotiation process, official Bishkek and Dushanbe cannot reach a consensus on the maps to demarcate the border. Kyrgyzstan emphasizes maps of 1956-58, while Tajikistan insists on maps of 1924-27.
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