Bishkek, Sept. 6, 2017 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov met today with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who arrived in the country for a state visit.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the issues of strengthening and expanding bilateral relations, special attention was paid to measures to intensify interparliamentary cooperation, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reported.
Tursunbekov greeted the high guest on the Kyrgyz land and said that this state visit is very important for the two peoples. "I am sure that your meetings with Alamzbek Atambayev in both Samarkand and Bishkek will significantly improve the partnership, and also open a new page in the history of our interaction," he said.
"We, in the Jogorku Kenesh, are in favor of strengthening partnership relations with the Parliament of Uzbekistan, because it is not a secret for anyone that interparliamentary interaction plays a big role in bringing peoples together as a whole. If we understand each other, our citizens will also live in the spirit of good-neighborliness," Tursunbekov said.
He added that he welcomed the signing of the Memorandum on Cooperation between the Jogorku Kenesh and the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan with great joy and enthusiasm. He noted that this document will serve as a good platform for deepening the interparliamentary partnership at all levels.
In his turn, Mirziyoyev said that the Kyrgyz people are brotherly for Uzbekistan. He noted that Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have recently reached a breakthrough in relations. "Everything that we do must be in the name of the prosperity of our ordinary citizens. My visit is fruitful, I am very pleased. Thanks to political will, we managed to find solutions on many issues, a number of important documents were signed. Now we need to implement them, and I hope that the parliaments of the two countries will support us," the Uzbek President said.
He added that the Kyrgyz Parliament has achieved good results in its development. "It is necessary to intensify mutual visits of parliamentarians, exchange experience, and, in general, to bring the relationship between the Jogorku Kenesh and the Oliy Majlis to a new, better level," Mirziyoyev said.
The President of Uzbekistan also touched upon the upcoming presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan. "I believe that the wise Kyrgyz people will choose a worthy candidate who, in turn, will continue the policy of Almazbek Atambayev, aimed at rapprochement of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan," concluded the Uzbek leader.
At the end of his speech, he invited Chynybai Tursunbekov to visit Uzbekistan for a week.