Working visit of President Zhaparov to Russia completed
A working visit of Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov to the Russian capital of Moscow completed, his press service said.
The Kyrgyz leader participated in a meeting of leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Presidents of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, and Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon took part in the CSTO jubilee meeting marking the 30th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the CSTO.
The leaders discussed the state of international and regional security, the role and place of the CSTO in modern realities, and the improvement of the crisis response system.
The meeting resulted in the signing of a CSTO Collective Security Council Statement on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, as well as a CSTO Collective Security Council Decision “On Awarding Organization Awards to Participants in the CSTO Peacekeeping Operation in Kazakhstan”.
The awardees include a number of Kyrgyz military personnel who were part of a CSTO contingent on a peacekeeping mission during the January events in Kazakhstan.
On the sidelines of the summit, President Zhaparov met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a tête-à-tête format and discussed current areas of Kyrgyz-Russian bilateral cooperation.
Having completed his working visit, today, May 17, the president of Kyrgyzstan left Moscow for Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to participate in the mourning events in connection with the death of President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Source: The Syria Report