Jeenbekov: development of regions will be priority direction of my presidency


Developed regions - a developed country. This will be a priority in my presidential activity, President Sooronbay Jeenbekov said during his two-day working visit to Batken oblast, where he met with residents of Leilek district, Isfana and Suluktu towns, according to Kabar.

"Iskhak Razakov, an outstanding public official, who was born in Leilek region, is an example of honesty, purity and love for his homeland. His words "If I am clean, you will be clean, then society will be clean" should become the main principles of our days," Jeenbekov said.

The Head of State reminded that by his Decree, 2018 was declared as the Year of Regional Development.

"The main problems in the regions are the construction of social facilities, infrastructure development, irrigation, clean water supply, job creation and marketing of agricultural products, which will lead to a reduction in migration. The most important thing is a planned, targeted, effective use of budgetary, grant and investment funds. It is also necessary to give more opportunities to local authorities, while increasing their responsibility," the President said.

Speaking about foreign policy, the President spoke about his visits to neighboring countries.

"Positive progress was achieved in solving many problems including border disputes. Negotiations on border issues continue with Uzbekistan, active negotiations were held with Tajikistan, which provided a prerequisite for solving border and other concerns in near future," the President said.

Jeenbekov reminded that borders should be the basis for friendship of peoples, and not the subject of discord. In world practice, border disputes are resolved only through negotiations.

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan signed an agreement on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border in September of 2017, according to which 85% of the borders were agreed. The length of the border between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan is 1378 kilometers, 230 of which remain uncoordinated.

The total length of the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan is 970 kilometers, 519.9 kilometers of which are specified. Negotiations on the delimitation and demarcation of the remaining kilometers are continuing.

Reported by Kabar (Kyrgyzstan).