‘Big symbolic visit of our PM to Kyrgyzstan’
The relationship between Indian and Kyrgyz Republic is fantastic. PM Modi was here in 2015, and this is a repeat visit in 4 years. It was a historic moment that PM undertook a combined visit of all 5 central Asian countries and thereafter Kyrgyz president undertook a visit to India in 2016. President of Kyrgyz Republic was a special invitee at Prime Minister’s swearing-in ceremony, just a week ago.
This is a hugely symbolic and highly interesting occasion for us for the bilateral relationship that we have been able to maintain a momentum of very level visits and exchanges and definitely first significant visit outside the neighbourhood and first multilateral visit to this geography and this country and our Kyrgyz partners are expecting good results.
We live in a globalised world. The distances are much shorter and multilateralism of this order is the new order of the world relationship. So yes, there are very important multilateral platforms in which our leaders visit, travel and get to engage with each other. SCO is one of them.
Alok A Dimri, Indian envoy to Kyrgyzstan