Dmitry Medvedev sent his congratulations to President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbayeva on the 20th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan’s independence.
The message reads, in part:
“In recent years, your Republic has faced some serious trials. I am certain that the friendly people of Kyrgyzstan will successfully overcome existing difficulties and continue their steady progress on the path toward strengthening Kyrgyzstan’s statehood and socioeconomic development.
It is a pleasure to note the highly dynamic nature of Russian-Kyrgyzstani political dialogue, which is allowing us to resolve current issues on the bilateral agenda in the spirit of allied partnership and on the basis of consistently implementing existing agreements. I also give a high assessment to the close cooperation between our nations within the framework of regional associations – the CIS, CSTO, EurAsEC and SCO – which provides new prospects for launching long-term integration projects.
I am certain that through our joint efforts we will be able to implement significant cooperation potential in various areas, for the benefit of our citizens, in the interest of peace and stability in Central Asia.”
The President’s message was delivered by Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Naryshkin at a celebratory event marking the 20th anniversary of the Kyrgyz Republic’s independence.