Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic and State Secretary of the United States of America exchanged congratulatory messages on the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations

Today marks 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and the United States. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Erlan Abdyldaev and Secretary of State of the United States of America John Kerry today exchanged congratulatory messages.

Dear Mr. Secretary of State,

 It gives me a sense of satisfaction to look back at our latest C5+1 meeting that we had in Hamburg on December 7, 2016 and underline that we have achieved a high level of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the United States both in bilateral and regional formats. Thanks to this format that we have an opportunity to exchange views and clarify positions on important aspects of international and regional agenda.

Taking this opportunity, I would like to congratulate you on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and the United States of America which is dated December 27, 1991. I consider this anniversary important and quite symbolic for our countries. It reflects our traditional mutual pursuit to comprehensively develop cooperation, mutual understanding and friendship between people of Kyrgyzstan and the United States.

Therefore it is important to not only preserve positive dynamics of our cooperation we have achieved, but also consistently develop comprehensive contacts in the name of well being and prosperity of our countries and people.

I am hopeful that events that both sides held this year to celebrate the anniversary will further contribute to advancing cooperation in various spheres. I am confident that both sides will continue to make necessary efforts to fill the bilateral relationship with meaningful content.

As we are celebrating this important occasion between two important holidays – Christmas and New Year, and I am wishing you well being, good health and every success in your public service.

Sincerely,

Erlan Abdyldaev

 

Dear Minister Abdyldaev:

Please accept my heartfelt appreciation on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and the Kyrgyz Republic. In a letter dated December 26, 1991, President George Bush formally proposed our two nations establish diplomatic relations and open embassies in our respective capitalists. Our countries have gone far beyond the simple development of cordial and productive relations to forge a bond as democratic nations whose cooperation is based on mutual trust and respect.

One of the great privileges of my time as Secretary was the opportunity to travel to Central Asia and witness firsthand the exceptional beauty of the Kyrgyz Republic. Among the many cherished memories of my visit, one that stands out is inaugurating the new U.S. Embassy compound in Bishkek with you. The U.S. Embassy stands as a clear symbol of our enduring bilateral relationship, and represents our shared commitment to journeying along the democratic path.

Finally, as my time as Secretary of State draws to a close, I want to personally thank you for your support and collaborative partnership in working to develop the C5+1 as a framework for constructive dialogue between the United States and the countries of Central Asia. It is the United States’ enduring goal to see the Kyrgyz Republic succeed. We should be proud that as a result of our fruitful 25-year relationship, a generation of Kyrgyz and American citizens now view each other as partners and friends. I know that you will join me in my successors in working to ensure that our partnership continues to expand and deepen well into the future.

Sincerely,

John F. Kerry