The tourists are charged with deliberately crossing the national border as part of an organized group: Ms. Larissa Dmitryuk, spokesperson of the Border Control Service of the Committee for National Security.
Kazakhstan hasn’t received any answer to the diplomatic note sent to Uzbekistan in which Kazakhstan asked for reasons why Kazakhstan’s tourists were detained in Uzbekistan for over a fortnight without due notification of the Kazakh side: Foreign Ministry spokesman.
The tourists were released without any red tape hurdles: Kazakhstan’s consul in Uzbekistan Babur Daurenbek.
The Kazakh side reminded that in accordance with the Vienna convention in case of foreign citizens detained abroad, a respective notification should have been sent to the country of their origin.
Three adult team members are charged with illegally crossing the Uzbek border and bringing in firearms to Uzbekistan.
The group of Kazakhstan’s tourists comprises 9 teens and 3 adults. The teens have been placed in a detention facility for minors. The Uzbek authorities refuse to let the teens go until the parents pay a penalty of $550.
Kazakhstan Prime-Minister tweeted about a telephone talk with his Russian counterpart Vladimit Putin.
Situation at Baltic and Chinese customs points is critical because cars destined for import to Kazakhstan are piling up.
The first stage of construction of Khorgos International Center of Transborder Cooperation at Kazakhstan-Chinese border will be completed by July 1.
Bugrinskoye vehicle crossing point located in Chelyabinsk oblast may be used for joint control by Kazakhstan and Russian border guards.