22 Jan 2018 09:23

Kyrgyz president signs law ratifying military-technical cooperation agreement with Russia

BISHKEK. Jan 22 (Interfax) - Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has signed a law ratifying the military-technical cooperation agreement with Russia, the presidential press service told Interfax on Monday.

"The purpose of the military-technical cooperation agreement between Russia and Kyrgyzstan is to improve the mechanism of military products' delivery, provide the Armed Forces, military formations, and special services with highly efficient armaments, and create the technical component of the collective security system," the press service said.

"The ratification of this treaty will upgrade bilateral military cooperation, create conditions for the joint activity of defense enterprises, and bolster the Kyrgyz Armed Forces' capacity for achieving their tasks," the press service said.

The agreement was signed in Moscow on June 20, 2017, and ratified by the Kyrgyz parliament in late December. Kyrgyzstan and Russia are actively cooperating in the military-technical field, and Russia is rendering regular assistance to the Kyrgyz Armed Forces, including with military hardware and armaments.