Kyrgyz envoy, German Minister discuss ties

DM Monitoring

Bishkek: Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic Erlan Abdyldaev met with Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany Niels Annen.
During the meeting priority issues and main directions of development of Kyrgyz-German relations were discussed, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.
The meeting also discussed plans to exchange visits and hold bilateral events to further develop political dialogue and strengthen bilateral cooperation in various fields.
An exchange of information took place regarding the current situation in Kyrgyzstan and Germany in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. The German side expressed gratitude for the support provided to the Kyrgyz Republic, including in the fight against coronavirus.
During the conversation, Ambassador Abdyldaev expressed the interest of the Kyrgyz Republic in the implementation of effective and efficient projects within the framework of the initiative of the German Foreign Ministry “Green Central Asia”, which is aimed at sustainable development of the region in the context of global climate change. Taking this opportunity, Kyrgyz ambassador congratulated the Minister State Annen on the 30th anniversary of the unification of Germany and the Day of German Unity, which is annually celebrated on Oct. 3.
In turn, Minister Annen noted the significant successes of Kyrgyzstan in the development of parliamentary democracy and civil society, and also wished success in holding of parliamentary elections in the country.
Moreover, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov told about preparation for possible second wave of coronavirus pandemic.
“We were among the first who paid attention to the threat of coronavirus. In January we held a meeting of the Security Council and after the coronavirus outbreak we introduced an emergency and then a state of emergency. We were in quarantine for 2 months. It was especially difficult for our economy, as neighboring China closed its borders.