External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has arrived in Kyrgyzstan as part of his four-day visit to Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan and Armenia. In a tweet, Dr Jaishankar said, he is delighted to arrive in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan at the invitation of Foreign Affairs Minister of Kyrgyzstan Ruslan Kazakbaev. He said, he is looking forward to a productive visit. Dr Jaishankar will hold a bilateral meeting with the Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan apart from calling on the President of Kyrgyz Republic. Some agreements or MoUs are also expected to be signed during the visit. He will attend the 6th Ministerial Meeting of the Conference of Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, CICA in Nur-Sultan. Kazakhstan is the current Chair and initiator of the CICA Forum. Dr Jaishankar is also expected to hold bilateral talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan and call on the Kazakh leadership.
External Affairs Minister will be visiting Armenia on 12th and 13th of October. This will be the first ever-visit of an External Affairs Minister of India to independent Armenia. He will have meetings with his Armenian counterpart as well as call on the Prime Minister and President of the National Assembly of Armenia.
External Affairs Ministry said, the visit will provide an opportunity for reviewing the progress in the bilateral ties with the three countries as well as share views on developments in the region. It will be a continuation of India’s increased engagement with countries in its extended neighbourhood.