Bishkek, 14 July 2022 (TDI): The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, Jeenbek Kulubayev, held a phone conversation with the Acting Minister of Foreign affairs of Uzbekistan, Vladimir Norov, on Wednesday.

During the meeting, the two heads of foreign departments discussed the current relations between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. While discussing the ongoing situation and events on the regional and international platforms, they also exchanged their views about the upcoming foreign political events.

In addition, the two Foreign Ministers shared their opinion about the upcoming participation of Uzbekistan’s President in the 4th Consultative meeting of heads of Central Asia that will be held on the 21st of July 2022 in Cholpon-Ata town of Kyrgyzstan. The agenda of the meeting is to sign agreements for the development of Central Asia.

The agenda for the summit was discussed during a telephonic conversation between the President of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Zhaparov, and Uzbekistan’s President, Shavkat Mirziyoye, last week.

The two Foreign Ministers also discussed the upcoming events of the regional and other economic and political alliances.

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Relations:

The two states have grown closer in recent times. There is a large Uzbek population living in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. Uzbekistan has geographically and economically invested in the region. The two countries have signed important projects like constructing a joint hydroelectric power station and railway.

Foreign and mutual trade between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan has grown to 146.1 Million US dollars. Moreover, Uzbek-Kyrgyz Development Fund is also established to finance self-sustaining projects in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The two countries aim at finding new opportunities and possibilities to grow trade and bilateral relationships between each other.