Kyrgyzstan: Mr. Jeenbekov Goes to Moscow
Right out of the gate, Kyrgyzstan’s new president is seeking to prove his fealty to Moscow by traveling to the Russian capital for his maiden foreign trip.
A presidential administration official said on November 28 that Sooronbai Jeenbekov’s choice of destination was a declaration of intent about Kyrgyzstan’s foreign policy priorities.
“Our external political course is aimed at developing our deepening and strengthening alliance and strategic partnership with Russia,” said Aizada Subakozhoyeva, head of the presidential administration’s foreign policy department.
Jeenbekov is slated to meet with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. The leaders will discuss “further development of bilateral cooperation and exchange views on international issues,” Jeenbekov’s office said in a detail-light statement.
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