15 Dec 2023 14:40

Kyrgyzstan seeks to develop relations with key global players - president

BISHKEK. Dec 15 (Interfax) - Kyrgyzstan is pursuing a multi-vector foreign policy based on respect for international law, President Sadyr Japarov said.

"Our foreign policy relies on the principles of protecting peace, multi-vector cooperation, and respect for international law," Japarov said at the 2nd People's Assembly on Friday.

Kyrgyzstan attaches great importance to strengthening ties with its neighbors in Central Asia, he said.

"Our country will continue to actively participate in the work of the UN, the Eurasian Economic Union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and other international organizations. In our opinion, multilateral formats are important for tackling problems such as climate change, the fight against terrorism, the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other regional and global problems," Japarov said.

Kyrgyzstan is committed to promoting relations with key global players, he said.

"This includes deepening the dialogue with China and Russia and further developing relations with the European Union, the U.S. and other countries. Cooperation with the world's leading countries such as Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Korea is gaining momentum. This is evidence of a correctly formulated international policy that will continue to develop. I stress that all of our plans for development as a region of the world should be built while taking the international geopolitical situation into account," Japarov said.