Iran willing to bolster relations with Kyrgyzstan

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri called for an increase in all-out ties between Tehran and Bishkek.

In a message to Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariyev on the occasion of the Kyrgyzstan Independence Day on Tuesday, Jahangiri wished the Kyrgyz government and nation welfare and success.

August 31, 1991 is the day when Kyrgyzstan got independent from the Soviet Union. The age-old Soviet pressure took a long time to shrug off.

Iran and Kyrgyzstan have expanded their bilateral ties and mutual cooperation in different fields since independence of the Central Asian state in the 90s.

Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev is planning to pay an official visit to Iran in the near future.

“The upcoming visit of the Kyrgyz president to Tehran will open a new chapter in the two countries’ bilateral ties,” Kyrgyzstan Foreign Ministry Consular Director General Arsalan Amytaliov said in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi in Tehran a week ago.

By Fars News Agency