Kyrgyz President to make official visit to Kazakhstan

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The Kyrgyz capital hosted talks between Deputy Prime minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleu, who is on an official visit to Kyrgyzstan, with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Zheenbek Kulubayev. During the talks, it was announced that Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov is to make an official visit to Kazakhstan, Kazinform News Agency correspondent reports. 

Prior to the meeting with his Kyrgyz counterpart, Nurtleu took part in a ceremony of laying wreaths to the memorial complex Ata Beiit devoted to the victims of the repressions and the burial site of the eminent Kyrgyz poet Chingiz Aitmatov.

Following the narrow and extended talks, the Kazakh Foreign Minister congratulated the Kyrgyz colleagues on 20 years since the signing of the Agreement on allied relations between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. He pointed out that over the past years, thanks to the leaders of the two countries, Astana-Bishkek dialogue has achieved high dynamics. The Minister expressed confidence that during the upcoming visit of Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov to Kazakhstan, the sides will sign new documents to open new directions of bilateral cooperation.

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According to Nurtleu, the meeting discussed in detail a wide range of issues of political, trade and economic and investment cooperation.

Last year, the amount of Kazakhstani investment in the Kyrgyz economy stood at 55 million US dollars, with the total investments exceeding 1.3 billion US dollars. Kazakhstan is the third top trade partner of Kyrgyzstan. The countries aim at increasing the bilateral trade to two billion US dollars. Kyrgyzstan is among the main trade partners of Kazakhstan in the CIS and EAEU. Taking into account the positive perspective, we’re ready to increase the export to Kyrgyzstan by 260 million US dollars of 200 commodities in food, industrial, petrochemical, construction, and pharmaceutical sectors. This year, one of the main Kazakhstani investors is ready to channel 70 million US dollars in the implementation of joint projects. The issues of regional nature on which both counties share the same position were also discussed. We’re to defend the interests of our region and work closely to ensure stability and prosperity in Central Asia, said the Kazah Foreign Minister.

On his part, Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Zheenbek Kulubayev stressed that the official visit of the Kazakh counterpart demonstrates the high level of Kyrgyz-Kazakh relations.

Kazakhstan is an important and reliable partner and ally, the all-round progressive development of friendly and mutually beneficial relations with which is of great importance. Our states pursue the course of strategic and allied partnership, developing bilateral relations in all spheres of mutual interest, coordinating foreign policy activities, closely cooperating in ensuring stability and security in the Central Asian region. With pleasure we noted the traditional close relations between our countries within international and regional organizations such as the UN, CIS, CSTO, and SCO, in which we share the same positions and support each other’s initiatives, said the Kyrgyz Foreign Minister.

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Following the talks, the program of cooperation between the ministers of foreign affairs of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan for 2024-26 was signed.

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As part of his visit to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakh Foreign Minister Murat Nurtleu is to hold a meeting with Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov.

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