Putin arrives in Bishkek for state visit

Putin arrives in Bishkek for state visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Kyrgyzstan for a state visit today. He is due to hold talks in Bishkek with his Kyrgyz counterpart Sooronbay Jeenbekov.

The Kremlin press service said that during the talks the heads of state will discuss the current state and prospects of developing Russian-Kyrgyz relations of strategic partnership and alliance. An exchange of views will also be held on the issues of deepening cooperation in regional associations, including taking into account Kyrgyzstan’s presidency this year in the SCO and the CSTO.

Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov earlier said that the leaders are expected to sign a joint statement. Besides, a solid package of intergovernmental, inter-agency, regional and commercial documents will be signed in the presence of the leaders that cover cooperation in various areas.

Putin and  will Jeenbekov take part in the Russian-Kyrgyz international conference and visit the museum of Soviet and Kyrgyz writer Chyngyz Aitmatov, TASS reported.  

After the talks the two presidents will attend a plenary session of the Russian-Kyrgyz Regional Conference. At the end of Putin’s visit to Bishkek the two leaders will also lay wreaths to the eternal flame.

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