Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan Fail to Agree on United Energy System
Sunday 30 September 2012
ASTANA (24.kg news agency) – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan failed to agree on the work of the United Energy System of Central Asia. Director General of National Electric Network Medetbek Aitkulov told 24.kg news agency.
According to him, the two-day negotiations finished in Astana today. “Unfortunately, we have not reached a consensus. But we intend continuing negotiations. The second meeting of power engineers will be in Tashkent presumably in early October. We’re not going to delay the resolution of this question,” Medetbek Aitkulov explained.
Kazakhstan has repeatedly warned against the break of energy ring because of unauthorized electricity taking by Uzbekistan. If the ring is broken, the north of Kyrgyzstan will face a power deficit up to 40%.