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MOSCOW, November 2. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will meet with Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev and Afghanistan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Abdullah on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of Government meeting in Kyrgyzstan’s capital of Bishkek on November 3, Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Prikhodko told reporters.
According to him, when meeting with Atambayev, Medvedev plans "to discuss "trade and economic relations, Kyrgyzstan’s adjustment to membership in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) as well as energy issues." During talks with the Afghan Prime Minister, (Medvedev) "would like to hear his assessment of the situation in Afghanistan," Prikhodko said. In addition, the parties will also discuss bilateral trade and economic relations and Moscow’s assistance to Kabul.
As the Russian Deputy Prime Minister elaborated, it was also possible that Medvedev would meet with the Prime Ministers of Tajikistan and Belarus on the sidelines of the Bishkek summit.