(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 28. Citizens of
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan will be able to cross each other's
borders using an ID card instead of foreign passports in the near
future, trend reports with reference to Uzbek media.
The agreement on the matter was signed during the state visit of
Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Kyrgyzstan's capital
The new border crossing procedure will be valid for all types of
transport (plane, train, car, bus).
The regulation will come into force following the full approval
of the documents signed by the two countries.
It should be noted that for the first time, Uzbek citizens will
be able to enter another country using an internal ID card.
Moreover, entry with ID cards will facilitate Uzbek citizens
living in exclaves surrounded by the territory of Kyrgyzstan to
cross the border. Uzbekistan has four such exclaves - Sokh,
Jangail, Chongara and Shakhimardan.
Furthermore, Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and
Kyrgyzstan's President Sadyr Japarov signed a declaration on
At the same time, in the presence of the presidents, more than
20 bilateral documents were exchanged.
In particular, the sides exchanged an agreement on ratification
of certain sections of the Uzbek-Kyrgyz State Border, an agreement
on cooperation between the Energy Ministries of both countries, the
cooperation agreement between Uzbekistan's Ministry of Investment,
Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Economy and Commerce of
Kyrgyzstan on the development of priority areas of industry.
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