Third Kyrgyz Republic – U.S. Annual Bilateral Consultations continued in Washington DC

On April 10, the Third Kyrgyz Republic – U.S. Annual Bilateral Consultations have continued for the second day in Washington DC. The second day was focused on bilateral cooperation in mutual legal assistance and security areas, including issues related to countering violent extremism.

As a result of the Consultations, Minister of foreign affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic E.Abdyldaev and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State N.Biswal have participated in the ceremony of exchange of diplomatic notes, marking the achieved agreement to start issuing a 5 year multiple entry visas (business and tourist) for the citizens of both countries from April 28, 2015.

During the Consultations the Kyrgyz delegation has also announced its readiness to host the next meeting of the Central Asia – U. S. TIFA (Trade and Investment Framework Agreement) Council in Kyrgyzstan.

Within the three day visit Minister of foreign affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic E.Abdyldaev has had conversations with the United States Secretary of State J.Kerry, Under Secretaries W.Sherman and S.Sewall, Special Assistant to the U.S. President and Senior Director for Russia and Central Asia at the National Security Council C.Wallander. Conversations included discussions of global and regional agendas, as well as issues related to democratic development, protecting human rights and countering violent extremism.

The visit was concluded by the meeting of the Kyrgyz delegation with the experts and analysts on Central Asia, which was hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).