Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan enjoy excellent relations, says envoy

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ISLAMABAD, MAY 09: Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan and others witnessing an exhibition arragned by the Kyrgyz embassy on the eve of 25th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan relations. DNA

ISLAMABAD, MAY 09 (DNA) – Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan enjoy excellent relations that are growing with the each passing said Erik Beishembiev Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan while speaking at the opening of photo  exhibition at PNCA. The fine arts and photo exhibition was arrange to mark 25th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan diplomatic relations. He further said, Pakistan was one of the first to acknowledge the independence of our state and on May 10, 1992 engaged in diplomatic relations with Kyrgyzstan.

“Indeed, modern history of bilateral cooperation of independent Kyrgyzstan with independent Pakistan is only a quarter of a century. However, by opening this significant cultural event in the capital, I would like to note that our people have centuries-old ties stretching into depths of ancient history of mankind”.

He said, they did not feel strangers here. We have common historical roots, common religion of Islam, similar traditions and worldview. And every time peopleask me, “How do you do in Pakistan?”, I answer “Quite comfortable – comfortable as it is comfortable at home.”

He said, visitors of the exhibition will have opportunity to get acquainted with works of one of the outstanding artists, member of the Union of Artists of Kyrgyzstan, Mr. Jumabek Bazarbaev, as well as prominent photographer Mr. Erkinbek Boljurov.

He said, over the 25-year period of cooperation between our states, there have been many things done. And in recent years, the governments of two states are making every effort to further strengthen and develop bilateral and regional cooperation.

Kyrgyzstan is quite interested in supporting Pakistan in solving energy crisis, and is actively promoting implementation of CASA1000 power export project.

At the same time, renewal of transport links between our countries through Quadrilateral Agreement on Transit Transport between Pakistan-China-Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan as part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will bring our countries closer to each other.

 Likewise the entire Eurasian subcontinent through Pakistani territory to open sea whereas Pakistan itself will gain access to the large market of the Eurasian Economic Space.

The ambassador said, certainly, we still have a lot to do to promote Kyrgyz-Pakistani cooperation. Special attention deserves the development of inter-parliamentary relations that gained impetus by recent official visit of the Speaker of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Tursunbekov having become first in the history of bilateral relations.

Good perspectives are outlined in the development of scientific, educational, cultural and humanitarian ties.

“Therefore, we hope that event in Islamabad will contribute to the advancement of our common history and culture, people to people contacts, thus to the development of political, trade, economic and regional cooperation”.=DNA