…Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry official Bakyt Tunkatarov provided additional details about the agreements reached at the 12-16 March meeting of the Uzbek-Kyrgyz Border Delimitation Commission. The protocol signed at the meeting is being submitted to the respective governments for discussion.
If it is approved, 13 new border posts will be set up on that portion of the border that has already been delimited. The latest meeting of the commission agreed on an additional 22 kilometers of defined border. Prior to that agreement, 690 kilometers - less than half the total - of the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border had been delimited. The border between the two countries is 1,500 kilometers long. According to the Foreign Ministry official, the road between the Kyrgyz village of Barak and the rest of Kyrgyzstan is already open in accord with the protocol.
Eurasianet, March 18, 2003