India, Kyrgyzstan inked 4 agreements to strengthen bilateral relations

The two nations signed agreements on Defence Cooperation, cooperation in Culture, cooperation in the field of Elections and cooperation in the sphere of Standards.

Created On: Jul 13, 2015 13:13 ISTModified On: Jul 13, 2015 16:10 IST

India and KyrgyzstanIndia and Kyrgyzstan on 12 July 2015 signed four agreements/Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) to strengthen bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest, in warm and friendly atmosphere.

The agreements were inked during the two-day visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Kyrgyzstan from 11 July to 12 July 2015. Modi paid an official visit to the nation at the invitation of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambaev.

List of Agreements/MOUs signed
Agreement on Defence Cooperation: The agreement seeks to deepen cooperation between India and Kyrgyzstan in matters relating to defence, security, military education and training, conduct of joint military exercises, exchange of experience and information, exchange of military instructors and observers etc.

Memorandum of Mutual Understanding and Cooperation in the field of Elections:
To deepen cooperation in matters relating to legislation on elections and referendums, modern systems and technologies, rights of elections proc    ess stakeholders as well as other issues of election administration.

MoU between on cooperation in the sphere of Standards:
The MoU was inked between Ministry of Economy of Kyrgyzstan and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to strengthen and enhance technical cooperation in the fields of standardization, conformity assessment and sharing of expertise on mutual trade.

Agreement on Cooperation in Culture: It was reached to deepen cultural cooperation between India and Kyrgyzstan in areas such as preservation of cultural heritage, organisation of folk arts, theatre, youth festivals and cooperation in of publishing and translation of literature, sports and physical culture, exchange of archival materials, history, geography etc.

Besides, the PM Modi and President Atambaev also released a Joint Statement of the meet. During the meet, the two leaders expressed satisfaction at the steady development of political, trade-economic relations, cultural-humanitarian cooperation, and agreed to elevate the bilateral partnership to a higher trajectory in the days ahead.

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