Uzbekistan, Tajikistan to sign border demarcation agreeement


TASHKENT -- The presidents of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan plan to sign an agreement to delineate disputed parts of their countries' shared border, AsiaPlus.tj reported Friday (March 2).

Working groups from both countries came up with the agreement after week-long discussions in Tashkent February 24 to March 1.

The signing of the agreement is set to take place during a state visit by Uzbekistani President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Tajikistan March 9-10.

Earlier, during a visit by Uzbekistani Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov to Dushanbe on January 10, Tashkent and Dushanbe agreed to set up visa-free travel and other border-related measures.

New regulations allow up to 30 days of visa-free travel, the creation of border check-points and the opening of bus links.

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