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Russian PM arrives in Kyrgyzstan on two-day visit

June 06, 2016, 9:48 UTC+3
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BISHKEK, June 6. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, on an official two-day visit at an invitation of the Kyrgyz leadership.

A government staff official said that on Monday, on the first day of the visit, Medvedev is expected to hold talks with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov.

The next day, Medvedev will take part in a meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Bishkek.

Earlier, the Russian government press service said that during talks on June 6, there are plans to discuss key issues on the bilateral agenda, Russian-Kyrgyz cooperation in the trade-economic, investment, energy, cultural and humanitarian spheres.

Special attention will be paid to multilateral interaction of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the CIS.

Russia has been a leading trade partner for Kyrgyzstan for many years. In 2015, the share of the Russian Federation in the overall volume of the republic’s foreign trade totaled 24.9%

Bilateral trade in 2015 totaled $1.37 billion (down 24.6%), whereas Russia’s exports to Kyrgyzstan - $1.3 billion.

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