President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev will visit Russia

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President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, the outgoing head of state in autumn this year, at the end of his reign, will leave on Monday on a state visit to Russia, where he will hold meetings and negotiations at the highest level.

Told reporters head of the Department of foreign policy office of the President of Kyrgyzstan Aizada Subakojoev, the visit is timed to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and will take place at the invitation of the Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

«This visit will be important for further strengthening the strategic nature of Russian-Kyrgyz relations from the perspectives of membership of Kyrgyzstan in the Eurasian economic Union. Based on the highest status of the visit, the parties made a great deal of organizational work on holding it at a high level,» she said, noting that during the visit Atambayev will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

The curtain career

The President of Kyrgyzstan will have to leave a high position until December 1, 2017. According to the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan, the President is elected for a single six-year term. One person can only once in a lifetime position. Next elections of the head of the Kyrgyz state scheduled on October 15. He Atambayev has repeatedly stated that it will not prepare a successor, nevertheless, political experts predict that the theme of the upcoming transit of power in Kyrgyzstan will not last in the list of discussions, the heads of Kyrgyzstan in Moscow.

«Given the fact that Almazbek Atambayev, the current fall will leave the presidency on negotiations with Vladimir Putin will be most likely summed up certain phases of cooperation between Russia and Kyrgyzstan in recent years,» said RIA Novosti political analyst, co-Chairman of club of regional experts «Pikir» Igor Shestakov.

In his opinion, the topic of the upcoming presidential elections of Kyrgyzstan also is interested in Moscow in the context of preserving stability in the Republic and the Central Asian region as a whole. «Moscow is interested in the upcoming elections have passed in Republic in the framework of the law and do not adversely impact on the socio-political situation in the Republic. Including taking into account the fact that in the current year the Republic will preside in the EEU. In General, it is expected that the two leaders will confirm the course for further strategic partnership,» he said.

«Russia and Kyrgyzstan today, one the main enemy is terrorism and extremism, therefore, is expected to strengthen interstate cooperation in this direction. Kyrgyzstan is an ally of Russia in the military-technical cooperation, at the bilateral level and within the CSTO. In recent years the Russian side has provided Kyrgyzstan gratuitous military-technical assistance worth more than one billion dollars», — the expert reminded.

His first trip abroad as Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan under the President of transition period Roza Otunbayeva, Almazbek Atambayev, has made it to Moscow. It happened in December 2010, eight months after the overthrow of the regime of ex-President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who himself has headed the Republic in a coup in March 2005.

Close ties

The expert noted that under the presidency of the state of Russian-Kyrgyz cooperation has reached a real and more concrete level, in almost all spheres of interaction. This happens also thanks to the close interaction of two heads of state. For the past four months, the Russian President visited Bishkek twice – on an official visit on 28 February and 14 April at the meeting of the EAEU. In addition, the two heads of state meet regularly on the margins of international events.

But more than the number of meetings on the level of the relationship of say the figures of aid to Russia, a small mountainous Republic. Thus, the total assistance Russia provided 6 million of Kyrgyzstan in the last five years has exceeded $ 3.5 billion in investments, direct financing of the budget and other support. In addition to direct support of the Russian Federation actively assists Kyrgyzstan in the process of adaptation to the requirements of the Eurasian economic Union. In a joint development Fund, Russia transferred $ 500 million.

«In General, Russia has done much for the economic adaptation of Kyrgyzstan to the integration project of the EEU had been very effective and adjusted to the real possibilities of the national economy. This course Almazbek Atambayev, Kyrgyzstan in spite of some difficulties continues to increase exports of their products to Russia using economic preferences granted in the framework of the EEU,» — said Shestakov.

He noted that the total trade volume of Kyrgyzstan with other countries that Russia occupies a key position. «Last year, the figures of bilateral trade exceeded $ 1.5 billion. In Kyrgyzstan operates successfully more than 200 Russian enterprises, including such flagships of the Russian economy as Gazprom, which decides strategic questions provide the Republic with gas and petroleum. It should be noted that the Russian side delivers these types of natural raw materials on duty free basis. That gives an additional impulse to national economy development», — said Shestakov.

Features of the visit

The state visit is the highest form of visit. It is held to signify a high political level of bilateral relations and may be exercised by the head of state once per period of continuous execution of powers. The amount of ceremonial honors provided by law, the state visit is the most comprehensive. As reported Subakojoev, the Central event during the visit will be the opening of Days of culture of Kyrgyzstan in Russia, which will take place June 20 in the Grand Kremlin Palace: «In the framework of the days of culture will also be exhibitions of applied folk arts, and cinema of Kyrgyz films, which have won international film award», she said.

According to her, during the visit in Moscow, the Kyrgyz delegation will be signed a number of bilateral documents. In particular the Declaration on the strengthening of the Alliance and strategic partnership between Kyrgyzstan and Russia, which will become «an important political document», which reflects the position of the two countries on many important issues of cooperation and agreement in the field of health, migration, statistics, and Finance.

During the visit Atambayev will visit Bashkortostan and Tatarstan, where he will meet with heads of these regions. There will be discussed issues on development of inter-regional cooperation, enhancing trade and economic ties. In Kazan and Ufa are also planned concerts, exhibitions and film screenings. On 23 June in Kazan will pass days of culture of Kyrgyzstan.

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