22/11 21:33

Speaker of Kyrgyz Parliament and Norwegian Ambassador discuss a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation

 Speaker of Kyrgyz Parliament and Norwegian Ambassador discuss a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation

Bishkek, November 22 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Chynybay Tursunbekov received Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in the Kyrgyz Republic Ole Johan Bёrnoy, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reports.

Participants of the meeting discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest. In particular the sides expressed satisfaction with the warm and friendly relations between the two countries, as well as readiness for further intensification of the Kyrgyz-Norwegian cooperation.

The Kyrgyz Speaker welcomed the official opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Norway in Bishkek, which testifies the progressive development of relations between the two countries. "Development of Kyrgyz-Norwegian partnership is one of the priorities in the foreign policy of Kyrgyzstan," the Speaker said and expressed hope for effective work of the new Honorary Consulate, as well as the newly appointed Norwegian Ambassador.
The Norwegian Ambassador highlighted a good level of friendly relations between the two countries and added that the Norwegian side is watching the process of the development of parliamentary democracy in Kyrgyzstan.

The sides also touched upon the inter-parliamentary cooperation, in particular the Kyrgyz Speaker proposed to develop contacts in the form of political dialogue at various levels. "I am convinced that political relations, including inter-parliamentary ties are an important factor in the development of mutually beneficial cooperation,” he said and offered to organize mutual study visits of parliamentarians of the two countries.

The sides also discussed in detail the economic bloc of the relations, in particular Tursunbekov stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation in trade and economic sphere, and expressed hope that the relations will come to a new level.

The Ambassador, in turn, noted that Kyrgyzstan has a great preference in tax matters and expressed intention of the Norwegian side to establish an export of Kyrgyz agricultural products to Norway.

The participants of the meeting discussed the development of partnership in the field of mountain tourism in Kyrgyzstan.



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