Bishkek, Dec. 15, 2017. / Kabar/. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Dastanbek Dzhumabekov received today Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Kyrgyzstan Kazi Habib Ur-Rahman, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reported.
During the meeting, the sides discussed a wide range of issues related to the further development of inter-parliamentary cooperation, as well as the overall bilateral relations between Kyrgyzstan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (IRP).
Ambassador Kazi Habib Ur-Rahman thanked for the warm welcome and congratulated Zhumabekov on his election to the post of the chairman of the Jogorku Kenesh and conveyed him official congratulations on behalf of the Chairman of the National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadik on this occasion. He also emphasized the successful holding of presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan.
The Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh expressed gratitude and stressed that the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan will support all initiatives aimed at deepening bilateral cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
"I positively highlight the growth of trade turnover between Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan for 10 months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016. But this is not enough and it is necessary to increase trade, economic and investment ties between the two countries," Zhumabekov said.
The Speaker assured that the Kyrgyz Republic remains open to investors and the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic helps attract investments by adopting quality laws to create a favorable investment climate.
The sides also expressed confidence that the holding of various business forums, as well as the opening of direct flights between Bishkek and Islamabad, will favorably affect for building economic ties between the countries.
Also, the Pakistani diplomat stressed with satisfaction that a large number of young people from Pakistan are studying in Kyrgyzstan.
At the end of the conversation, Zhumabekov expressed the hope that the outcome of this meeting will contribute to the further development of bilateral relations between Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan, as well as the promotion of common goals in strengthening security in the region.