MOSCOW, December 21. /TASS/. Russia and Kyrgyzstan are working together in many spheres and the current difficulties prompt them to have a closer look at possible ways of closer integration, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday at a meeting with his Kyrgyzstan’s counterpart Almazbek Atanbayev.
He said the two countries were tied by friendly relations and had a lot of areas for joint efforts, including those within the framework of integration processes. "We are living through difficult times but this is what makes us take more active efforts to exchange opinions about how to find a way out of difficult situation, where to go and what is to be done together to make this movement more efficient," Putin said.
Atambayev noted in turn he was glad to have an opportunity to discuss the implementation of joint agreements. "Ahead of New Year celebrations, we always hope for the better and I hope both the people of great Russia and our people do perfectly well in the coming year and we stay together," he said. "And I hope we will have only runs of good luck."