The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Investments Ruslan Kazakbaev met with the Special Representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France for Economic Diplomacy in Central Asia Pascal Lorot on the sidelines of the first economic forum European Union — Central Asia.
According to the Foreign Ministry, Ruslan Kazakbaev highly appreciated the dynamics of the development of bilateral Kyrgyz-French cooperation, as evidenced by the opening of a diplomatic mission, the appointment of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to France, as well as the recent meeting of the heads of the two states on the sidelines of the Summit of World Leaders on November 1 in Glasgow.
They exchanged views on expanding trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
Special emphasis was placed on the development of cooperation in the field of energy and water resources management. For these purposes, the French side expressed its readiness to send appropriate delegations to Kyrgyzstan.
An agreement was reached to hold a Kyrgyz-French business forum in Kyrgyzstan at the beginning of 2022 as part of the events timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
The parties also noted the importance of expanding the legal framework for further activation of bilateral cooperation.