Kazakhstan demarks its border with Russia

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Head of the Border Service of Kazakhstan / Photo by Askar Akhmetullin

Kazakhstan and Russia continue to proceed with the process of demarcation of a 300-kilometer-long section of the border between the two states, according to Erlan Aldamzhumanov, head of the Border Service/deputy head of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan.

The official noted that Kazakhstan has no border issues with other countries. The country managed to delimitate all its borders, although it has to complete the process of demarcation at the border with Russia.

Given that the border between the East Kazakhstan region and Russia stretches through mountains, the demarcation here isn’t an easy process.

“We have a border section about 300 kilometers in length. The process of demarcation consists of two parts. In the first stage, we have to describe the section on paper. In the second stage, we need to visit these remote locations to make sure we know exactly where the state border is.

Aldamzhumanov also said that last year the two countries completed demarking in the Shemonaikha district of the East Kazakhstan region.

The state border between Kazakhstan and Russia is 7,591 kilometers in length. This is the most extended ceaseless land border in the world.

In October 2022, Kazakhstan’s parliament ratified a law on the delimitation of the state border between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan by land and the Caspian Sea. As a result, Kazakhstan currently has no border issues with any of its neighbors.

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