The charge d’affaires of Kyrgyzstan was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan yesterday, September 20, the Kazakh media reported. Our diplomat was handed a note in answer from the Kazakh side to the Kyrgyz Foreign Affairs Ministry.
«The Kazakh side expresses extreme surprise at the reaction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic
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«The Kazakh side expresses its extreme surprise at the reaction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic to the meeting of the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, with one of the candidates for the presidency of the Kyrgyz Republic in Almaty on September 19. The meetings of the head of state with prominent politicians and leaders of political parties of different countries at their request take place on a regular basis and fully comply with international practice. At the same time, such events are open, transparent and widely covered in the media. So, on August 14, in Astana, the head of state held a similar bilateral meeting with another candidate for the presidency of the Kyrgyz Republic, ex-Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov,» the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan reported.
«In addition, we are perplexed by the incorrect interpretation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic of the statements of the head of state. During the above-mentioned meetings, the President of Kazakhstan didn’t speak in favor of supporting any particular candidate for the presidency of the Kyrgyz Republic. Moreover, during negotiations with Kyrgyz representatives in Astana and Almaty, the head of state expressed readiness to effectively interact with any elected president of the Kyrgyz Republic, whom the fraternal Kyrgyz people will give credence to,» the message says.
The note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan to the foreign policy department of Kazakhstan followed the information about the meeting of Nursultan Nazarbayev with one of the candidates for the presidential post of the KR that appeared in the press.