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Sooronbai Jeenbekov tells whether he consults with Almazbek Atambayev

The President of Kyrgyzstan, who took office on November 24, 2017, today for the first time met with the heads of the leading media outlets and foreign journalists accredited with the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Kyrgyz Republic. Sooronbai Jeenbekov held a meeting in the questions and answers format.

The head of state was asked about his activity in communicating with the ex-president, whether he consulted with him.

«Do I consult with Almazbek Atambayev? We have been friends with him for a long time. I joined SDPK party in the 1990s, when it was established. We experienced a lot together. We have been friends with Almazbek Sharshenovich for 20 years,» said Sooronbai Jeenbekov.

Sooronbai Jeenbekov admitted that he was aware of different rumors around this issue.

«There are different rumors. Some questions arise, we solve them in the work process. We are discussing the issues with him like with you now,» the president said.

Sooronbai Jeenbekov noted the six-year experience of Almazbek Atambaev’s presidency, stressing that this experience of the predecessor is valuable when discussing issues of importance for the country.

«Yes, on some issues I consult with Almazbek Atambayev,» Sooronbai Jeenbekov said.