Defense & Security News - Kyrgyzstan
 
Kyrgyzstan and Russia are ready to expand defense and military-technical cooperation.
Kyrgyzstan and Russia are intent on expanding their defense and military-technical cooperation, according to the joint declaration issued by Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the latter’s visit to Bishkek.
     
Kyrgyzstan and Russia are intent on expanding their defense and military-technical cooperation, according to the joint declaration issued by Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the latter’s visit to Bishkek.
Kyrgyz army march during a military parade as part of the ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's independence in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Aug. 31, 2011. (Xinhua/Sadat)
     
The declaration says the agreement on expanding the defense relations has been attained with due regard for "the importance of the strategic partnership" and "in the interest of regional and global security."

"The heads of state have confirmed the importance of further expanding and deepening of the cooperation in the countering of terrorism, extremism, various forms of transnational organized crime, corruption, drug, psychotropic agent and precursor smuggling, gun running, crimes against cultural heritage and of joint information security measures," the declaration says.

The Kyrgyz and Russian leaders also emphasized "the priority of the cooperation" in trade and economy and expressed their confidence in the capabilities of the Eurasian Economic Union to contribute to "the economic growth, including doing so through supporting agriculture, logistic infrastructure and processing industry."

"The parties shall continue to expand their mutually beneficial cooperation in the trade, economic, investment, scientific and technical fields in order to take the production, scientific and technical cooperation and direct links among companies irrespective of the type of their ownership onto a new level," the declaration emphasizes.

In addition, the Kyrgyz and Russian presidents agreed on environmental protection cooperation and on stepping up the efforts in this sphere "involving IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] and other relevant international organizations."

"Russia represented by the Rosatom State Corporation shall continue to assist Kyrgyzstan in the matters relevant to the reclamation of the uranium-producing facilities," the declaration says.
     
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