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Russian, Kyrgyz parliament speakers speak in favor of closer bilateral ties

March 26, 2017, 21:45 UTC+3 ST. PETERSBURG

The two countries have recently marked the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations

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ST. PETERSBURG, March 26. /TASS/. Russia sees Kyrgyzstan as its reliable partner and hopes allied relations between the two countries will only grow stronger, speaker of the Russian State Duma lower parliament house Vyacheslav Volodin said on Sunday at a meeting with speaker of Kyrgyzstan’s parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov.

"We hope for continuity of Kyrgyzstan’s foreign policy course as Russia’s reliable strategic ally," Volodin said, adding that the Russian-Kyrgyz relations are developing dynamically in various spheres. "Of major importance for the development of bilateral relations was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official visit to Kyrgyzstan on February 28, 2017," he said.

He reminded that the two countries have recently marked the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations, which, according to Volodin, "rely on a solid legal framework and are rooted in decades-long historical ties, mutual respect and trust between our nations."

Tursunbekov, in turn, said he hopes for continuation of mutually beneficial cooperation, including between the two countries’ parliaments. "Russia has always been a major partner for us, a close friend and a brotherly nation," he stressed.

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