The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbaev met with the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrel.
On September 28, 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbaev met with the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrel.
During the meeting, the parties discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation and interaction at the international level. The parties also discussed problems related to regional security, including the situation in Afghanistan.
Ruslan Kazakbaev accented on the ongoing reforms in the country, as well as the upcoming parliamentary elections in the Kyrgyz Republic and noted the commitment of the Kyrgyz Republic to democratic values and continuing the course to the goals and principles established in international legal documents to which the Kyrgyz Republic is a party.
A special topic of discussion was the need to establishment of bilateral contacts at the highest level, as well as concluding a new Agreement on Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the European Union.
J. Borrell noted the readiness of the European side to expand cooperation with the Kyrgyz Republic on priority issues for both parties. He also expressed gratitude for the initiative to hold the First EU-CA Economic Forum in Bishkek as a major event for expanding trade and economic cooperation. J. Borrell highly appreciated the decision of the Republic to assist the people of Afghanistan through educational projects for Afghan women.
The Kyrgyz side noted the importance of adopting the Multi-Year Indicative Program and the Regional Indicative Program 2021-2027 and strengthening ongoing bilateral and regional programs. The project of creating a European university for Central Asia was also discussed.
At the end of the conversation, R. Kazakbaev invited EU High Representative J. Borrel to visit Kyrgyzstan at any time convenient for him.