Russia and Kyrgyzstan to Expand Economic Cooperation

President of Russia Vladimir Putin with President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev
President of Russia Vladimir Putin with President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin today held a meeting with President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev.

Their talks featured discussions on political, economic, and humanitarian cooperation between Russia and Kyrgyzstan.

According to a Kremlin communique, the two leaders also discussed prospects for expanding cooperation within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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Following the talks, Putin and Atambayev signed a joint declaration. In addition, the two heads of state presided over the signing of the protocol to amend and supplement the Russian-Kyrgyzstani Agreement on technical assistance to Kyrgyzstan as part of its accession to the EAEU dated March 31, 2015.

They also signed a memorandum between Kyrgyzstan’s Healthcare Ministry and the Russian Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) on cooperation in fighting infectious diseases.

Kremlin said Putin and Atambayev also held a joint press conference.

Photo courtesy: Kremlin

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