The EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Ambassador Peter Burian, completed his official visit to Kyrgyzstan.
During his visit Ambassador Burian met with President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Prime Minister Sapar Isakov, Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldayev, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Nurzhan Shayldabekova, and Members of Parliament as well as with representatives of civil society.
The parties discussed the cooperation between the European Union and the Kyrgyz Republic in various areas as well as developments in Central Asia.
"I was encouraged by the continued commitment by the Kyrgyz leadership to transformation and reform processes and to making the government more open, accountable and responsive to citizens. The EU is a reliable partner in this endeavour and will continue providing assistance for Kyrgyzstan to succeed," Peter Burian said.
On the margins of the visit, the EUSR participated in the seminar "EU-Central Asia relations: perspectives from Kyrgyzstan" in Bishkek organized by the EU together with the Kyrgyz authorities. The event gathered representatives of state institutions, civil society, business community, international organizations and Embassies, experts and analysts.
The aim of the event was to discuss the future of EU-Kyrgyzstan relations and dynamics in Central Asian regional cooperation. The results of the discussion will be taken into account during the preparation of the new EU Strategy for Central Asia.