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Mikhail Mishustin about relationship between Kyrgyzstan and Russia

The Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin met with the head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Japarov on the sidelines of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council.

Mikhail Mishustin reminded that he had recently talked with the head of the Kyrgyzstan’s Cabinet of Ministers by phone. Then they spoke in detail about the mutual agenda and cooperation within the EAEU. Taking this opportunity, Mikhail Mishustin asked to convey the best wishes to the President Sadyr Japarov from Vladimir Putin and on his own behalf.

He stressed that Russia values ​​friendship and partnership with Kyrgyzstan, fraternal relations of the countries. The Russian Federation is interested in the progressive development of cooperation in all areas.

«We expect that the Government under your leadership, the Presidential Administration will ensure continuity in the multifaceted vector of the development of our relations, continue to ensure the observance of the rights and legitimate interests of investors, including the Russian ones,» Mikhail Mishustin said.

We hope that careful attitude towards the use of the Russian language, which has official status in Kyrgyzstan, will continue.

Mikhail Mishustin

The Prime Minister of Russia promised that the Russian Federation would do everything possible to assist in organizing polling stations for voting of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic. At the same time, he noted the importance of compliance of the entire electoral process with constitutional norms, its contributing to the strengthening of state institutions of the Kyrgyz Republic, its assistance in maintaining peace and stability in the republic.

Mikhail Mishustin also spoke about cooperation of the two countries in the fight against coronavirus. In particular, the operational headquarters of the government of Russia decided to resume regular air traffic with Kyrgyzstan on a reciprocal basis. These are the routes Zhukovsky — Bishkek and Zhukovsky — Osh. In addition, flights from Russia to Issyk-Kul are being resumed. The Russian Emergencies Ministry delivered 200,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine to the Kyrgyz Republic as humanitarian aid.

«The main thing now is to accelerate the mass vaccination of the population. We are very actively dealing with this issue in Russia. This is the only way to stop the pandemic and save lives,» Mikhail Mishustin believes.

Good results in trade and economic cooperation were noted. At the same time, the goal of both parties is to create preconditions for solving long-term strategic tasks in the economic sphere, to ensure a good investment and business climate so that more and more Russian companies can work and invest in Kyrgyzstan. These tasks will be solved by a joint Russian-Kyrgyz Intergovernmental Commission. The effective activity of the Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund was noted.

At the same time, Mikhail Mishustin urged Kyrgyzstan to choose the most effective, competitive projects for investment.

«An important area of ​​our cooperation is humanitarian interaction, including in the field of education. We are successfully implementing a project, sending Russian teachers to schools in Kyrgyzstan and many other aspects of our cultural interaction,» Mikhail Mishustin concluded.