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Presidential Administration tells about purpose of state visit to Uzbekistan

The Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration of Kyrgyzstan, Aizada Subakozhoeva, told journalists about purpose of Almazbek Atambayev’s visit to Uzbekistan.

According to her, state visit of the head of Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan will take place on October 5-6. It will be an important continuation of the intense political dialogue that has taken place in the past year between the two countries. Within the framework of the visit, negotiations in narrow and extended format are planned. Within the framework of the talks, topical issues of bilateral relations will be discussed, including trade and economic cooperation and cross-border cooperation.

At the moment, there is considered the possibility of launching a number of joint projects in the processing industry, the textile industry and the creation of logistics centers, taking into account the membership of Kyrgyzstan in the Eurasian Economic Union and the status GSP +, which provides access to the markets of the European Union.

Aizada Subakozhoeva

During the visit, it is planned to hold a business forum «Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan — partnership in the framework of globalization». 250 large businessmen from Kyrgyzstan will take part in it. An exhibition of goods produced in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan is also planned. Within the framework of the business forum and exhibition, specific contracts and agreements will be signed.

The presidents will discuss cooperation in the field of transport and energy. As for the transport sphere, the parties are going to discuss the establishment of international road transportation with the participation of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, the resumption of bus routes and the increase in air transportation.

As for cooperation in the energy sector, the subject of talks between the leaders of the two states will be the export of electricity from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan and the joint construction of Kambarata HPP-1.

At the same time, Aizada Subakozhoeva stressed that it is not about any specific agreements so far. It’s just about intentions, all options are being studied.

"There are concrete developments following the September meeting of the two heads of state. The work of five checkpoints and border crossing points has been resumed, negotiations on water management facilities and on the remaining part of the state border have been launched.

Recently, 40 more kilometers of the border have been demarcated. Negotiations continue in accordance with the schedule, "Aizada Subakozhoeva stressed.

Within the framework of the visit, Almazbek Atambayev and Shavkat Mirziyoyev will exchange their ratification documents under the state border agreement, which was signed on September 5, 2017 in Bishkek. At the level of heads of state, a declaration on strengthening friendship, good-neighborliness and trust between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan will be signed.

The parties will sign about 15 bilateral documents in the field of security, defense, combating economic crimes, the procedure for the implementation of customs operations in the movement of goods and cargo, the exchange of statistical data, cooperation between border areas and news agencies.