Bishkek ready for any help in fight against terrorism: Kyrgyz president
Bishkek is ready for any help in fighting terrorism, visiting Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said on Saturday, IRNA reported.
Speaking in a meeting of Iran and Kyrgyzstan high ranking officials, he criticized the western intelligence services for creating the terrorist groups to sabotage the merciful face of Islam.
On another issue, full membership of Iran at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is necessary for region's peace and stability, Atambayev noted. Referring to the historical and cultural ties between the two countries, he called for increase of all-out ties between the two countries.
Kyrgyz president pointed to Iran's technical and engineering services to Kyrgyzstan, adding that the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers can pave the way for more constructive role of Iran in development of the region.
Bishkek showed its independence by closure of the county's Manas Air Base to the Americans despite US officials' threats, he underlined.
Iran and Kyrgyzstan signed eight Memorandums of Understanding in the presence of two countries' presidents in the cultural and Historical Complex of Saadabad on Saturday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a meeting with his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev, discussed the most important regional and international developments here on Saturday.
Atambayev arrived in Tehran on Friday evening at the official invitation of President Rouhani at the top of a high ranking political-economic delegation aimed at evermore expansion of relations with Iran.
During his three-day stay here, Atambayev is scheduled to meet with a number of Iranian officials to explore ways to expand bilateral political, economic and cultural cooperation. Among the major issues to be discussed between the two presidents is the construction of an infra-structure railway which will connect Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to China.
As his first foreign visit as Iran's President, Rouhani visited Bishkek in 2013, capital of Kyrgyzstan, to participate in Shanghai Cooperation Conference. According to the latest statistics, Iran-Kyrgyzstan trade balance stands at about 50 million dollars, which is scheduled to rise to 2.5 billion in near future.