BISHKEK, October 20. / TASS /. Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev said in an interview with TASS that on October 23 in Moscow he expects to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"I was glad to receive an invitation from Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Viktorovich Lavrov to pay an official visit to the Russian Federation at the end of the week – October 23. Today or tomorrow I will have consultations on this issue. I will most likely go to Moscow on October 23," said Kazakbaev.
According to him, at the upcoming meeting it is also possible to discuss the issue of the visit of the acting President of the country Sadyr Japarov to the Russian Federation.
The head of the Kyrgyz foreign policy department also called one of the possible topics of the upcoming meeting the situation of labor migrants from the republic to the Russian Federation and the possibility of expanding privileges for them.
Role of Russia
Russia has had an important impact on stabilizing the political situation in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakbayev said. "The Russian Federation has played an important role in stabilizing the situation (in Kyrgyzstan) in the post-election period," Kazakbaev said.
The head of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry recalled that on October 12, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kozak visited Bishkek, who held a trilateral meeting with the then President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov and the then Prime Minister of the Republic Sadyr Zhaparov.
The Russian Kant airbase helps to ensure stability in the Central Asian region, Kyrgyzstan will not revise the terms of the agreement on its deployment, the Kyrgyz Foreign Minister said.
“The presence of the Russian airbase in the city of Kant is a guarantor of stability and security in the region. including the air base in the city of Kant, "Kazakbaev said.
The joint Russian military base Kant, stationed in the Chui region of Kyrgyzstan, is structurally part of the 14th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Central Military District, is part of the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces and participates in ensuring the security of the airspace of the states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization … The base is armed with Su-25 attack aircraft and Mi-8 helicopters.
The 53-year-old Kazakbayev took over as Foreign Minister on October 14. Previously, he already headed the Foreign Ministry – from 2010 to 2012, first in the status of acting. Minister of the interim government after the overthrow of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, and then as minister under President Almazbek Atambayev.