20 Sep 2018 10:36

Kyrgyz president to attend Sept 27-28 CIS summit, plans to meet with Putin

BISHKEK. Sept 20 (Interfax) - Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov plans to discuss bilateral cooperation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a meeting of the leaders of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries in Dushanbe on September 27-28, Daniyar Sydykov, the head of the Kyrgyz presidential administration's foreign policy department, told reporters on Thursday.

"During the visit to Dushanbe on September 27-28, Jeenbekov is expected to hold a one-on-one meeting with President of the Russian Federation Putin, at which the sides plan to discuss important issues of Kyrgyz-Russian cooperation, as well as their further productive interaction," Sydykov said.

Participants in the CIS leaders' meeting will exchange opinions on interaction within the CIS and will adopt decisions regarding the organization's chairmanship in 2019, the venue of their next meeting, and preparations for celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, he said.

"During the session, the sides will adopt a number of documents, including ones in the field of cultural and humanitarian cooperation and in ensuring security across the CIS," Sydykov said.

At the meeting, the CIS leaders will discuss two issues proposed by Kyrgyzstan: a statement of the heads of the organization's member states on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the birth of late Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov and a statement on the World Nomad Games, Sydykov said.