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Checkpoint on Chinese-Kyrgyz border to reopen for cargo

BISHKEK, June 3 (Xinhua) -- The Torugart checkpoint on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan will reopen for cargo from June 8, the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan said Wednesday.

Following bilateral talks, the two sides agreed to restore the Torugart checkpoint from June 8 for cargo transportation between China and Kyrgyzstan, the embassy said in a press release.

Meanwhile, the restrictions on passenger transportation between both sides will remain in place, the embassy said, adding that authorities of both countries will further discuss the issue.

There are two border crossings -- Irkeshtam and Torugart -- on the Chinese-Kyrgyz border. Both were closed on Jan. 23 in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In April, both sides have agreed to restore the Irkeshtam checkpoint for freight traffic between the two countries.