Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan discuss bilateral and regional cooperation

Foreign ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan Erlan Abdyldaev and Zalmai Rassoul discussed issues of bilateral and regional cooperation, KyrTAG reported on Thursday.
"A meeting of foreign ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan was held in Cairo within the meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation. The sides summed up ministerial consultations, which were held in Bishkek in January 2013, as well as discussed the most important issues of bilateral and regional cooperation," Foreign Ministry of the Kyrgyz Republic said on Thursday.
Abdyldaev informed about Kyrgyzstan's intention to open its embassy in Kabul in the near future, and expressed hope that this event will contribute to the strengthening and enhancing of bilateral relations.
He stressed that Kyrgyzstan actively supports the Istanbul process, as evidenced by its participation in all working groups on confidence-building measures on Afghanistan, confirmed Kyrgyzstan's willingness to actively participate in regional projects in Afghanistan in the spheres of energy, transport and agriculture.
Abdyldaev offered Afghan side to jointly assist in addressing social and economic problems of ethnic Kyrgyz people residing in the Afghan Pamir, including in organizing humanitarian aid.
The parties also discussed issues of holding mutual visits at high and highest level, the upcoming ministerial meeting on Afghanistan in Almaty in April 2013. The foreign ministers of the two countries also exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan and the region after 2014.