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Kyrgyz president to visit Turkey next week

President Sooronbay Jeenbekov to discuss bilateral relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Anadolu Agency

Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbay Jeenbekov will pay an official visit to Turkey next week, according to a Kyrgyz official on Friday.

In a press meeting, Daniyar Sidikov, head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Kyrgyz Presidential Administration, said Jeenbekov's visit is scheduled for April 9-10.

During his first official visit to Turkey, Jeenbekov will meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan as well as Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman.

"Turkey is a good friend and a reliable partner for Kyrgyzstan," Sidikov said, and added the visit means that Kyrgyzstan is ready to "deepen" and "expand" bilateral relations and aims "to establish a higher political dialogue."

As part of the visit, the two countries will also ink a cooperation protocol in media and information, as well as agreements in agriculture, culture, sports and social security.

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