BISHKEK, Aug. 15, 2017. / Kabar/. Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov will arrive in Kyrgyzstan tomorrow, August 16, to attend meetings of intergovernmental commissions. Within the framework of the visit, the Uzbek Prime Minister will meet with his Kyrgyz counterpart Sooronbai Zheenbekov, the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported.
On August 16, Bishkek will host the meetings of the Intergovernmental Commission on bilateral cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and the Intergovernmental Commission on the delimitation and demarcation of the state border between the two countries with the participation of two prime ministers.
"The visit of the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan and the holding of meetings of the two intergovernmental commissions will lay a good foundation for the development of bilateral relations. The leadership of Uzbekistan has an understanding on all issues of cooperation and the intention to solve the tasks facing us," Vice Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Zhenish Razakov told reporters.
Touching upon the issue of delimitation and demarcation of state borders, Razakov said that the task groups of governmental delegations of the two countries are negotiating in this direction. Since the resumption of the negotiation process, from August 2016 to July 31, 2017, fourteen meetings of task groups have been held.
Razakov also stressed the positive dynamics in the development of cultural and trade relations with Uzbekistan. In October 2016, the sides exchanged visits of government delegations at the level of vice prime ministers of the two countries. As a result of negotiations between the border regions, a Memorandum of mutual cooperation was signed.