Presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan met
President Sooronbay Jeenbekov met with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbaev during the session of Collective Security Council, Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Minsk. The presidents discussed prospects of bilateral relations, including issues of settlement of the situation at Kyrgyz-Kazakh border. After the meeting, the presidents made statements for the press. Nazarbaev congratulated Jeenbekov on his election as a president of Kyrgyzstan. Nazarbaev noted that the brotherhood and good neighborhood between two nations should be re-established. Kazakhstan’s president stated, “We all know the reasons of the situation at the borders of two countries. For this reason, we came to the following decision: there is “a road map” made by the governments of our countries; we have reviewed it. Working parties of the two countries will discuss it and sign this “road map”. Nazarbaev noted that it was decided to set up control at both Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan sides of the border. Also, three people from the CSTO will check and pass goods. The border with China will be controlled in the same manner. Nazarbaev informed that he invited president Jeenbekov to an official visit to Kazakhstan. Jeenbekov thanked Nazarbaev for congratulations and warm wishes. Jeenbekov noted that he wished Nazarbaev good health, and prosperity for the Kazakh brother nation. President Jeenbekov noted, “We talked with Nursultan Abishevich about all current issues and arrived at the single solution. Governments of the two countries should finalize “the road map” to solve a number of issues of cooperation within December. Then, many problems will be solved because they are quite solvable. The borders will be opened before signing “the road map”. All problems and issues of bilateral cooperation will be settled within the stipulated terms”.
Turkiston: In 2013, Karimov’s regime cut off supply of natural gas to the south of Kyrgyzstan. As the result, Russia bought the whole gas sector of Kyrgyzstan for its Gazprom for one dollar. Now it turns out that Kazakhstan wants to “entrust” Moscow with control over the borders of Kyrgyzstan with Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China?! Ex-president Atambaev handed over huge amounts of national resources to Russia and other countries with intent to form a new ruling team and to keep the power in hands having influence on it. Today, the external forces try to possess other sectors of Kyrgyzstan again, now, through Jeenbekov. Jeenbekov does not have his own team yet. Therefore, he has to temporarily rest on the Atambaev ruling team in the same manner as Atambaev rested on the interim government. However, the situation will change after the new year. As the new Constitution comes into effect, there will be two ruling administrations – presidential government and prime minister’s government. That means, the external forces will try to infringe on the national interests of Kyrgyzstan, promising Jeenbekov to strengthen his power.