Kyrgyzstan to set up permanent checkpoints to combat smuggling


BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's government is expected to adopt a decree to establish four permanent checkpoints along the nation's border to halt the movement of illegal goods, reported.

The measure was announced Tuesday (June 5) by Minister of Economy Oleg Pankratov at a meeting of the parliamentary committee on economic and fiscal policy.

The plan is to set up the checkpoints close to the border, but not along it, as per the rules of the Eurasian Economic Union, he said.

The government has made the decision in practical terms and relevant officials will sign the document within a week, he added.

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