Atambayev hopes to raise level of relations between Kyrgyzstan and Russia even higher

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Bishkek, Sept. 15, 2017. /Kabar/. Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev met on Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of his working visit to the city of Sochi of the Russian Federation, the Kyrgyz President's press service reported.

Welcoming Atambayev, Putin said that it is a great pleasure to welcome him once more in Russia, in Sochi this time.

“We meet on a regular basis, which is good, as we always have plenty to talk about. Our relations and cooperation continue to grow therefore there are always current matters that require timely discussion,” he said.

Putin said that following Kyrgyzstan’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union, economic ties have intensified with the other EAEU members. “These are positive trends and we are very pleased to see this,” he said.

President Almazbek Atambayev said that he is happy to discuss the issues of bilateral cooperation.

“Every opportunity to discuss our bilateral relations is important. I am pleased because different issues come up each time we meet, but I can say quite frankly that I am always met with understanding on your side.

I remember that last time we met in Moscow, we discussed what some might think are minor matters such as driver’s licences for migrants and other issues. Solutions are found in each case and I would like, of course, to settle as many issues of this kind as I can before my term in office comes to an end.

I am pleased that we still have several meetings ahead before the year ends. I hope that we will do all possible not only to build on the level of relations our two countries have reached, but to raise this level even higher,” he said.

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