Russia counts on the preservation of stability in Kyrgyzstan in the run-up to the elections

23 November

Moscow expects the political forces of Kyrgyzstan to act within the law on the eve of the parliamentary elections, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at talks with Akylbek Japarov, chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and head of the presidential administration of the republic.

"On November 28, parliamentary elections are scheduled in the republic. Given the large-scale tasks to accelerate socio-economic development, it is important, of course, to maintain stability in society", said the chairman of the Russian government.

"We expect that all political forces will act in the legal field, in the interests of strengthening the statehood of Kyrgyzstan," Mishustin stressed.

"I would like to reiterate that Kyrgyzstan is a strategic partner and ally of Russia, our relations are of a friendly, fraternal nature," the Russian prime minister said. "I expect that under your leadership, the Kyrgyz government and the presidential administration of Kyrgyzstan will continue on the path to strengthening cooperation with the Russian Federation and developing cooperation in the Eurasian Economic Union, and will continue to provide comfortable conditions for Russian companies and Russian investors," he appealed to Zhaparov.

Key economic partner

The head of the Russian Cabinet of Ministers recalled that at the end of last week he met with his Kyrgyz counterpart in Yerevan at a meeting of the intergovernmental Council of the Eurasian Economic Union. "Of course, there is a need - we have agreed on this - to continue a dialogue on topical issues of Russian-Kyrgyz cooperation on all the projects that exist and that are in the sphere of interest of our countries," said the Prime Minister.

The Russian Prime Minister called Russia "a key economic partner of Kyrgyzstan. According to him, "in January-September (2021), the mutual trade turnover increased almost by 38% and amounted to more than $ 1 billion 700 million". Mishustin also noted that large Russian companies work in Kyrgyzstan in the energy, mining and telecommunications sectors. Mishustin believes that "there are great prospects in industry, agricultural machine building, automobile manufacturing, and the radioelectronic industry."

"We support the Kyrgyz government's plans to improve budget administration, including increasing the collection of tax payments and customs duties. We are ready to expand our support in such areas as digitalization of public administration, modern systems of tax and customs administration, application of marking systems and traceability of goods and services," said the head of the Russian Cabinet of Ministers.



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