By Sabina Mammadli
Azerbaijani Prime Minister Ali Asadov and his Kyrgyz counterpart
Akylbek Japarov have discussed prospects for further development of
mutually beneficial cooperation in the political, trade, economic,
transport, and transit, agricultural, humanitarian, cultural, and
other fields, Azernews reports.
The discussion took place during the Azerbaijani official's
working visit to Kyrgyzstan's Cholpon-Ata city, within the
framework of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council on August
During the meeting, the parties expressed satisfaction with the
development of relations between the countries in various sectors.
They noted that mutual visits of the countries' presidents and the
documents signed are of particular importance in achieving a high
level of bilateral relations.
The sides expressed confidence that the 'Declaration on
Strategic Partnership between Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan', signed by
the presidents in April 2022 during the official visit of Kyrgyz
President Sadyr Japarov to Azerbaijan, as well as other documents
will bring relations between the two countries to a new level.
“I want to assure that the Kyrgyz republic remains fully
committed to the course aimed at deepening and expanding bilateral
relations with Azerbaijan,” the Kyrgyz official noted.
He also expressed confidence that holding the Decade of Culture
in the two republics in 2023-2024, perpetuating the memory of the
great Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov in Baku, providing quotas for
Kyrgyz students to study at Azerbaijani universities, including
agrarian, border, oil, and diplomatic directions, will contribute
to the spirit of strategic cooperation between the two nations.
For his turn, Ali Asadov expressed his gratitude for the
hospitality and noted his readiness to further strengthen and
deepen the mutually beneficial partnership.
Kyrgyzstan's President Sadir Japarov also received the prime
minister to discuss issues on the bilateral agenda of the
Azerbaijan-Kyrgyz strategic partnership.
Separately, Ali Asadov met with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail
Mishustin, who drew attention to the growth in the trade turnover
between the two countries.
'Today our bilateral relations are developing. We have very good
long-term relations with Azerbaijan. Last year, our trade turnover
reached a serious volume of $3.3 billion. This is 16 percent higher
than the year before that, and within the last six months, it has
reached $1.6 billion,' Mishustin said.
The Russian official also recalled the productive work of the
Russian-Azerbaijani intergovernmental commission on economic
cooperation. He thanked his colleague for the cooperation and
conveyed the best wishes of Russian President Vladimir Putin to
Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev.
Further, Mishustin added that it is very good that Azerbaijan
adheres to the integration processes in the EAEU and Moscow is
ready to show 'the whole palette' of areas in which work is
underway for the integration into the EAEU.
In his turn, Ali Asadov drew attention to the centuries-old
historical ties between the two states, recalling President
Aliyev's visit to Moscow on February 22, during which the
presidents signed a declaration on allied cooperation.
Additionally, during the meeting with Belarusian Prime Minister
Roman Golovchenko, the two men expressed satisfaction with the
development of relations between the two countries in various
An exchange of views also took place on other issues of mutual
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