Kyrgyz Foreign Minister received Iranian Ambassador

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Kyrgyz Foreign Minister, Kazakbayev (R) received the Ambassador of Iran Saeed Kharrazi (L).

Bishkek, 28 October 2021 (TDI): Kyrgyz Foreign Minister, Ruslan Kazakbayev received the Ambassador of Iran to Kyrgyzstan, Saeed Kharrazi.

The Ambassador presented Minister R. Kazakbayev with an official invitation to visit Iran on behalf of the Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir – Abdollahian. The parties discussed the state of Kyrgyz-Iranian relations. They discussed priority areas of bilateral cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Iran.

Avenues of cooperation:

During the meeting, they discussed various avenues of cooperation. The parties stressed the importance of opening an Iranian trading house in Bishkek. The opening of a new railway corridor “Iran-Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan” using the transit capabilities of the seaport of Bander –Abbas was under discussion. The Iranian side showed interest in the participation of the implementation of hydropower projects in Kyrgyzstan. Minister Ruslan Kazakbayev invited Iranian companies to invest in priority sectors of the Kyrgyz economy.

30th anniversary of the diplomatic Ties:

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Minister Kazakbayev proposed holding a whole series of joint anniversary events in Kyrgyzstan in 2022. These events include days of culture, cinema days, music and folklore festivals, sports competitions, scientific and practical conferences, business forums.

Marking of the 30th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations by mutual official visits of the delegations of the two countries. The parties will also hold the 13th meeting of the Kyrgyz-Iranian Intergovernmental Commission, which will be held in Bishkek.

At the end of the meeting, the parties exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan. They expressed their firm readiness to continue joint and coordinated efforts aimed at establishing peace in the country. Peace in Afghanistan can ensure stability and security in the region as a whole.

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