President attends Forum dedicated to 75th anniversary of Kyrgyz MFA
The history of Kyrgyz diplomacy dates back through the ages, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov said in his congratulatory speech at the Forum 75 Years to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic. The results and prospects for cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the United Nations.
The President noted historical sources testify that diplomatic relations with other countries date back to 643.
It is known that Manas the Great has always tried to establish friendly relations with all neighboring nations, the President noted. The unique Manas epic, which is a kind of encyclopedia of the nomadic Kyrgyz people, contains concepts that are used in our time, including, for example, the words “ambassador”, “envoy”, “interpreter”, etc.
The mission of ambassadors played a particularly important role for the Kyrgyz, who for centuries cherished the idea of statehood in their hearts and respected freedom and independence.
President Jeenbekov said in the 18th century, Kyrgyz visionary leaders began to make efforts to establish diplomatic relations with Tsarist Russia.
The first step in this direction was taken when Atake Biy sent ambassadors to St. Petersburg in 1785. Such attempts continued uninterruptedly and in 1855 the process of voluntary accession of the Kyrgyz to Russia began.
In 1913, famous thinker and diplomat, statesman of the Kyrgyz people Kydyr ake Baisary uulu was invited as a guest to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty. During the years of Soviet power, a whole galaxy of outstanding diplomats of the Kyrgyz people has grown who continued the glorious path of the older generation, he added.
Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency