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[12.06.23] Kyrgyzstan Expands Cooperation with Tajikistan

Minister Bazarbai Mambetov announced results of the fourth meeting of the Kyrgyz-Tajik inter-governmental commission held in Dushanbe on 2-4 June. Prime ministers Nikolai Tanaev and Akil Akilov attended the meeting on its last day. According to Mambetov, the two sides agreed to form a water consortium to make united policy on selling water resources to other countries and to compensate maintenance expenses for the hydro-power stations and water reservoirs.
Also, Kyrgyzstan would now receive from Tajik plant in Tursun-Zade aluminum for its cable factory in Kayindy and raw concentrate from the Anzob complex in Tajikistan for the stibium complex in Kadamjai. Kyrgyzstan could provide Tajikistan with about 500,000 tons of wheat and meal yearly. Also, the Kyrgyz-Chinese hard paper factory, the Oremi plant, which produces power substations, and the Interglass glass-works in Tokmok have already begun exporting their products to Tajikistan. Trade turnout between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan was $6
million in the first quarter of 2003 against $9 million in the whole 2002. Consideration of the problem of squatting Kyrgyz lands by Tajik citizens and transferring of object of the Sary-Mogol area, returned back from Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan are postponed.
RFE/RL News Line, June 12, 2003

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