Putin to visit Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 22
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a visit to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan on February 27-28, RIA Novosti quoted presidential aide Yuri Ushakov as saying.
All the three visits will be on the occasion of celebration of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and these countries, Ushakov told reporters.
He noted that in a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in the city of Almaty, Putin plans to discuss international problems and the Syrian conflict’s settlement.
According to presidential aide, the issue of further deployment of the 201st Russian military base in Tajikistan will be discussed in Putin’s meeting with his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon.
The two countries’ leaders will also touch upon urgent international issues and prospects for cooperation in key multilateral organizations, such as the UN, Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and CIS.
In addition, Russian-Tajik intergovernmental agreements in the field of environmental protection, use of nuclear energy, labor and employment are expected to be signed, according to Ushakov.
In the meeting with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, the entire spectrum of bilateral relations as well as the implementation of joint projects and prospects for further cooperation in all spheres, including within the Eurasian Economic Union will be discussed, Kyrgyz presidential press service reported.