Bishkek, 12 October 2023 (TDI): The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin is set to embark on an official visit to Kyrgyzstan on October 12, to take part in the meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States CIS in Bishkek.
President Putin will be participating in the CIS Heads of State meeting on October 13.
Along with the participation of President Putin, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov also arrived in Bishkek on October 11, to attend the meeting of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council on October 12 ahead of the CIS Heads of State meeting.
Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States
It is planned that the CIS country leaders will review the interaction within the organization in 2023.
The CIS Heads of State during the meeting will outline the main areas for future activity, and exchange opinions on current international and regional issues.
It is also expected that Vladimir Putin will brief the members of the CIS on the priorities of Russia’s chairmanship of the CIS in 2024.
A package of documents aimed at further developing cooperation between the CIS states in the economic, cultural, humanitarian, and law enforcement areas has also been prepared for signing following the meeting.
Besides, President Putin will be also holding diplomatic engagements at the sideline of the CIS Heads of State meeting from October 12-13.
Engagements at the sidelines of CIS Heads of State meeting
On October 12, Vladimir Putin will hold bilateral talks with the President of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Japarov.
The parties are expected to discuss the further development of Russian-Kyrgyz relations of strategic partnership and alliance in various areas, including Kyrgyzstan’s chairmanship of the CIS this year and Russia’s chairmanship of the Eurasian Economic Union.
A series of intergovernmental and interagency documents will also be signed between the Presidents of Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
The leaders of Russia and Kyrgyzstan will also take part in a solemn event to mark the 20th anniversary of establishing a Russian military airbase in Kyrgyzstan.
During President Putin’s visit, he will also be holding separate meetings with the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon.
This years Commonwealth of Independent States chairmanship is led by Kyrgyzstan.
The Commonwealth of Independent States include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.