TASHKENT, Nov 25, 2009 (AFP) - Uzbekistan
on Wednesday denied reports it had unilaterally sealed its border with
Kazakhstan, saying it had only imposed a heightened safety regime to combat
the spread of seasonal flu.
The border was not closed, but simply
operating under "temporary quarantine measures," Uzbekistan's
official Jahon news agency reported.
On Monday a Kazakh foreign ministry spokesman
said that Uzbekistan had unilaterally closed their shared border and that
Astana had received no information on the motives for the decision.
The Uzbek news agency said, however,