Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

02/04/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/04/2019 06:51

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Chingiz Aidarbekov, Bishkek, February 4, 2019

Mr Aidarbekov,

I would like to thank you for your hospitality and for organising this top level official visit of the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation to Kyrgyzstan. I would once again like to ask you to convey our special gratitude to President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov for the extremely warm reception and conversation that has reaffirmed the desire of our countries' leaders to ensure the all-round development of allied ties and relations of strategic partnership.

This morning, we had a meeting with President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov and discussed the main aspects of expanding bilateral economic, military-technical, military-political, humanitarian and educational collaboration, as well as our cooperation at international organisations, including the UN, the OSCE, the CIS, the CSTO, the EAEU and the SCO. This reaffirms our desire to obtain maximum possible results during the state visit of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to the Kyrgyz Republic, scheduled to be held in the spring of 2019.

I hope that, today, in addition to discussing key bilateral matters, including the preparations for a regular meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Humanitarian Cooperation, we will be able to pay special attention to our foreign policy coordination, as agreed by our presidents.

Thank you very much for your hospitality once again. I value our relations.