Bishkek, 28 October 2022 (TDI): The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, Jeenbek Kulubaev received a copy of the Credential from Hideki Goda, the newly appointed Ambassador of Japan.

Jeenbek Kulubaev welcomed the Japanese Ambassador and greeted him on his selection as an Envoy to the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Minister conveyed his appreciation to the Government of Japan for their persistent support and enduring partnership.

He also expressed gratitude for the enactment of fruitful productive projects in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. Additionally, he wished success to the new Ambassador in fulfilling his diplomatic tasks and activities.

The Japanese Ambassador, in turn, paid acknowledgments to the Foreign Minister for cordiality and welcome. He demonstrated commitment to putting his best efforts into the expansion and fortification of mutually beneficial ties between Japan and Kyrgyzstan.

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The two representatives negotiated matters of shared concern pertaining to the contemporary state of bilateral relations and explored further prospects for the progress of the partnership.

The interlocutors also concentrated on the various measures to increase economic collaboration. They also planned to arrange high-official visits and regional events with the mutual association.

The Minister and Ambassador also swapped outlooks regarding Japanese investments in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan-Japan Bilateral Relations

Kyrgyzstan and Japan have strong bilateral ties and prolonged diplomatic relations. The official relations between the two were established on 26th January 1992.

Japan opened its Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic in 2003 while Kyrgyzstan did so in Japan in 2004. Both countries enjoyed good mutually beneficial partnerships in multiple significant sectors including trade and export.

Officials and representatives of both states paid numerous working visits from 1992 to 2022. In the year 2021, Japan exported power-generating machines, rubber tires, and tubes, worth 1.2 billion yen.

On the other hand, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan traded sugar, honey, textile yarn, fabrics, and precision instrument worth 63 million yen.