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Meeting with President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov

February 21, 2024, Kazan

Vladimir Putin met with President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov in Kazan.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Japarov,

Thank you for accepting our invitation and joining us at the opening of the Games of the Future. I think it will surely be an exciting event. In any case, we tried to give it a fitting start. Young people around the world love these sports, and we were happy to create a proper venue for them to compete with each other.

Our bilateral relations, rooted in the fundamental treaty, are making advances across all areas of cooperation.

Russia remains one of Kyrgyzstan’s main trade and economic partners with 35 percent of direct investment in the Kyrgyz economy coming from Russia. We will continue to work on these matters.

Things are making steady progress in the humanitarian sphere. We are thankful to you for your focus on promoting the Russian language. You and I opened schools not long ago. I remember very well my visit to your country in late 2023, I believe it was October. Thank you very much for your hospitality.

We are delighted to welcome you to Russia.

President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov: Thank you.

I am glad to see you again, Mr Putin. I appreciate the invitation to attend the opening ceremony for the first multisport tournament, Games of the Future. I would like to wish every success to this unique event and to express confidence that it will enjoy wide international recognition and win the hearts of sports lovers.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you success in the upcoming election campaign.

President Putin: Thank you.


February 21, 2024, Kazan