Jeenbekov: Kyrgyzstan places special emphasis on relations with Russia

Jeenbekov: Kyrgyzstan places special emphasis on relations with Russia

Kyrgyzstan considers the development of relations with Russia to be a priority area of its foreign policy, the republic's President Sooronbay Jeenbekov said at a meeting of the National Council for Sustainable Development in Bishkek.

"We lay special emphasis on the development of friendly relations with neighboring countries, including with our strategic partner, Russia," TASS cited him as saying.

According to the Kyrgyz president, Bishkek is committed to further strengthening comprehensive cooperation with the member-countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). "These are our strategic objectives," Jeenbekov said.

He stressed that Kyrgyzstan raised its relations with China to a strategic level. "We will continue our work in this direction," the president added.

Jeenbekov mentioned cooperation with Turkey, Japan, the US and the European Union members among the foreign policy priorities.

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