Kyrgyzstan to host second EU-Central Asia summit

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BISHKEK, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan will host the second European Union-Central Asia Summit on Friday, head of the foreign policy department of the presidential administration of Kyrgyzstan Muratbek Azymbakiev said Tuesday.

He said that the summit will be held in Cholpon-Ata, a resort town of the Issyk-Kul region, under the chairmanship of President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov.

The Kyrgyz president, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Nurmuhammet Amannepesov and President of the European Council Charles Michel will take part in the summit.

The current state and prospects of political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the two regions will be discussed, Azymbakiev said, adding that views will be exchanged on topical issues of the international agenda and interaction between Central Asia and the European Union.

In addition, Japarov will hold bilateral meetings with the heads of delegations.

The European Council president will make an official visit to Kyrgyzstan on Saturday.

"As part of the visit, bilateral negotiations are planned with President Sadyr Japarov. The sides will discuss issues of the Kyrgyz-European partnership in narrow and expanded formats," Azymbakiev said. Enditem

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