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Speaker of Parliament asks Russian Ambassador to protect Kyrgyzstanis in Yakutia

Speaker of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan Dastanbek Dzhumabekov received the new Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Kyrgyzstan Nikolay Udovichenko.

During the meeting, the parties discussed the state of political and economic cooperation. Dastanbek Dzhumabekov stressed that Kyrgyzstan attached particular importance to the development of bilateral relations with Russia in all areas. The speaker noted the high degree of trust between the two countries established in recent years, as evidenced by the planned state visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to Kyrgyzstan.

Speaker and the head of the diplomatic mission of Russia also discussed inter-parliamentary cooperation.

«Close cooperation of the Parliaments of the two countries serves as a solid basis for building relations, especially in the framework of such associations as the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly and the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly,» said Dastanbek Dzhumabekov.

The parties noted the need to increase cooperation in the trade and economic sphere. The speaker thanked the Russian side for the material and technical assistance provided in the framework of the accession of Kyrgyzstan to the Eurasian Economic Union.

They talked about the latest events in Yakutia. Dastanbek Dzhumabekov stressed that the Kyrgyz authorities regretted what had happened, and asked to ensure security of Kyrgyzstanis in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

The Russian Ambassador Nikolay Udovichenko added that in his diplomatic activity he would focus on development of cooperation in all areas.

He noted that a number of important events were planned as part of Vladimir Putin’s state visit, including the Interregional Conference; business forum with signing of a number of agreements in the trade, economic and investment fields, as well as the rectors’ forum, which will be attended by rectors of large Russian universities, and a youth forum.

«We are interested in expanding cooperation in all areas with Kyrgyzstan,» said Nikolay Udovichenko.