Atambayev says Kyrgyzstan, Turkey relations enter new level

Kyrgyzstan Materials 16 January 2012 17:45 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 16 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova/

The relations between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey have entered new, practical level, said Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev. He was commenting his last week's official four-day visit to Turkey.

"The results of the visit are very positive and Kyrgyzstan can always rely on Turkey's political support," Atambayev said

He said Turkey allocated $40 million loan to Kyrgyzstan in 2011 as well as wrote of the country's debt in an amount of $51 million.

The president considers these factors as a sign of Turkey's trust in Kyrgyzstan.

During his visit Atambayev met with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime-minister Rejep Tayyip Erdogan.

The sides studied wide range of actual issues of economic, trade, cultural and humanitarian cooperation, Atambayev said.