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Meeting with President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov

June 14, 2018, The Kremlin, Moscow

Vladimir Putin had a meeting with President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov.

Mr Jeenbekov will take part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony.

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, friends,

I am delighted that we are meeting once again. We met recently, in China, and we are to meet again within the framework of the CIS Summit. We always have something to discuss, this time included, considering the character of our relations as well as the growing trade. Last year, it grew 31 percent and the positive trend is still showing. We must do everything to keep it up in the future.

I am so happy to see you. Welcome.

President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov: Thank you.

Mr President, I am very pleased to see you too and to be able to discuss several topical matters concerning bilateral cooperation.

First of all, I would like to thank you for inviting me to take part in the World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow. I sincerely wish Russia’s football team every success and lots of victories.

I would like to confer my belated very best wishes to you and Russia’s many peoples on your recent public holiday, Russia Day.

And thank you once again for the invitation to come here.


June 14, 2018, The Kremlin, Moscow