Kyrgyz Speaker meets with Turkish Prime Minister

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Bishkek, May 23 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov during his working visit to Turkey, at the invitation of the President of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Ismail Kahraman met with Prime Minister Binaly Yildirim, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reported.

During a meeting the sides discussed ways to further expand and deepen bilateral cooperation in all areas.

Tursunbekov expressed hope that the current visit of the parliamentary delegation will give a great impetus to the development of mutually beneficial relations between two fraternal countries.

"Kyrgyzstan is interested in an active political dialogue with the Republic of Turkey," Speaker said. In particular, noting the great role of the parliaments of the two countries, he stressed that the deputies should bring peoples closer and promote political interaction.

"Turkey is one of the main trade and investment partners of Kyrgyzstan," he said calling to be activated in this direction and hold the next 9th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation.

"Strengthening economic ties between the two countries is also possible through the implementation of major joint projects," the Kyrgyz Speaker added.

Expressing satisfaction with the cooperation within the framework of the TurkPA, Tursunbekov informed of the readiness of the Kyrgyz side to hold the next plenary meeting of the TurkPA in Kyrgyzstan, scheduled for July 2017.

In turn, Binali Yildirim emphasized the importance of the working visit of the parliamentary delegation of Kyrgyzstan. "We are always interested in developing relations with Kyrgyzstan, whose independence Turkey recognized as one of the first and opened a diplomatic mission," he said.

"After the well-known events in Turkey on July 15, 2016, you are the first of the top leadership of Kyrgyzstan, who immediately visited our country. I want to express my gratitude to you, and I am confident that this visit will open a new page in our cooperation," Binali Yildirim said.

Also, the Turkish Prime Minister wished successful holding of presidential elections scheduled for the autumn of this year.

In addition, the Prime Minister of Turkey dwelled on the current state of interaction between the two countries in the field of education. He said that the situation around the former international educational institution "Sebat" had its definite influence on bilateral relations. Attaching great importance to this issue, the head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkey proposed cooperation in a new format, using the potential of the state educational foundation "Maarif" if necessary.

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