Kyrgyz, Russian presidents mull bilateral co-op
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 28
A bilateral meeting was held between Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Dushanbe on Sept. 28, the Kyrgyz national news agency Kabar reported.
During the talks, the sides stressed the importance of the meeting.
“Our bilateral relations are developing steadily,” President Putin said. “All plans outlined at previous meetings and agreed upon by both sides are being fulfilled.”
In his turn, Jeenbekov emphasized that Kyrgyzstan always seeks to develop and strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.
“We appreciate the all-round support of the Russian side and value our relations,” he added. “Russia is the main investor in the Kyrgyz economy.”
President Putin also stressed that 23 percent in Kyrgyzstan’s foreign trade relations account for Russia and the volume of the trade turnover between Kyrgyzstan and Russia increased by 34 percent in 2017, which is a very good indicator that should be developed in the future.