Kyrgyz President receives Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Herman

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Bishkek, Dec. 20, 2017 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov received Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General, head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia Natalia Herman, the Kyrgyz President's press service reported.

The sides exchanged views on water and energy cooperation, strengthening of stability and security in the Central Asian region, including Kyrgyzstan.

Zheenbekov, welcoming Herman, congratulated her on her recent appointment as head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia and on the 10th anniversary of the Center.

"We know you as an experienced and professional diplomat. I am confident that with your coming, the cooperation of Kyrgyzstan with the Center will be successfully developed and strengthened," the President said.

The Head of State stressed the role and assistance of the United Nations and its structural organizations in the events of 2010 that occurred in Kyrgyzstan. "In those difficult times, with the help of the UN and other organizations, we managed to survive a difficult period in our state. Ahead of us there are many tasks that we must solve. Kyrgyzstan is ready to further discuss all regional issues and resolve them jointly with our neighbors," the President said and dwelt on the results of his recent official visit to Uzbekistan.

The UN Secretary General's Special Representative said that very positive processes are currently taking place in the Central Asian region, which allow to hope to consolidate regional cooperation. "Thanks to the efforts of the Heads of State of Central Asia, your efforts personally in this post, I am sure that all issues will be resolved in a positive way in favor of all peoples who live in this beautiful, developing region with enormous potential," noted Natalia Herman.

She also highlighted the role of civil society and the positive situation of respect for human rights in Kyrgyzstan. "There is a very strong civil society in your country, I think that this potential is useful for other countries in the region," stressed the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Natalia German and expressed her readiness for full cooperation with Kyrgyzstan for the benefit of the entire Central Asian region.

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