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Official Visit of the Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic to India

February 14, 2014

  1. The Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, H. E. Mr Erlan Abdyldaev is on an official visit to India (13-15 February) at the invitation of Shri Salman Khurshid, External Affairs Minister of India. The Kyrgyz Foreign Minister had detailed talks with Shri Khurshid and also met with Shri E M Sudarsana Natchiappan, Minister of State for Commerce and Industries. The visiting Minister also interacted with the think tank, India Central Asia Foundation and with the India-Kyrgyz Friendship Society.
  2. The Kyrgyz Foreign Minister and the External Affairs Minister of India comprehensively reviewed the significant progress made in bilateral relations. The Ministers also noted common positions on current international and regional issues.
  3. After the talks, the sides exchanged documents operationalizing a bilateral treaty on mutual legal assistance and an agreement on visa free travel for diplomatic, official and service passport holders.
  4. The Kyrgyz Republic has in recent years chosen a political path of parliamentary democracy that is similar to India's. The sides agreed to intensify parliamentary exchanges in this context and the Indian side welcomed the proposed visit of a Kyrgyz Parliamentary delegation to India later this year.
  5. Both countries expressed satisfaction with the progress in the implementation of the protocol of the 6th India-Kyrgyz Republic Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation held in Bishkek in July, 2013. They observed that trade levels were well below potential and agreed to take steps to stimulate bilateral trade. They also noted the scope of cooperation in mining, pharmaceuticals, textiles and garment industries, transport and communication, education, health and tourism, as priority sectors for promoting bilateral investment. Both sides also welcomed the proposed visit of an Indian business delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic. On the sidelines of this visit a meeting of the India – Kyrgyz Republic Joint Business Council is also scheduled.
  6. India and the Kyrgyz Republic have a strong and continuing development partnership. Both sides noted that an excellent example of this partnership was commissioning of a potato processing plant in Talas. In the IT sector the Ministers noted the successful implementation of the IT Centre of Excellence in Bishkek and the progress in planned pan Central Asia e-network.
  7. The Indian side expressed appreciation at the visit of a Kyrgyz cultural troupe to Suraj Kund Mela and emphasised the importance of bilateral cultural exchanges. The sides also discussed cooperation in film making and the Kyrgyz side proposed joint theatrical production of the epic 'Manas'.
  8. The sides noted the successful visit of the Kyrgyz Defence Minister to New Delhi in September, 2013, and expressed satisfaction at the growing bilateral military technical cooperation. Both sides also emphasised closer cooperation in the counter terrorism sphere, particularly in the context of the security situation in Afghanistan.
  9. The sides agreed to continue their close cooperation in the UN. In the context of UN reform, the Kyrgyz side supported permanent membership for India in the United Nations Security Council. The Kyrgyz side also supported full membership for India in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
  10. The meeting was held in an atmosphere of warm friendship and mutual understanding.
New Delhi
February 14, 2014

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