Turkish foreign minister to visit Kyrgyzstan

Mevlut Cavusoglu to meet Kyrgyz counterpart and president during two-day working trip

Turkish foreign minister to visit Kyrgyzstan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will pay a working visit to Kyrgyzstan between July 22 and 24 on the invitation of his Kyrgyz counterpart Erlan Abdildayev, an official statement by the Ministry said Monday.

Cavusoglu and Abdildayev will attend a strategic planning group meeting under the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council, the statement said.

It added that Cavusoglu will also meet Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev, with whom he is expected to discuss regional and international issues.

Turkey was the first country to recognize the independence of Kyrgyzstan on 16 December 1991, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry website.

The Cooperation Council, formed in 2011, “ushered in a new era in emboldening our strategic relations”, the Ministry says.

Turkey has signed more than 100 agreements and cooperation protocols with Kyrgyzstan in various fields such as education, culture, trade, economy, transportation, communication, defense and military.

Ankara has made a quarter billion dollars’ worth of direct investment in Kyrgyzstan between 1995 and 2010.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Temmuz 2015, 12:03
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