Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek Thursday for a one-day state visit, during which he will sign a new document on the status of the Russian military base in the country.
The protocol will cover the conditions for the presence of the Russian base in Kyrgyzstan as part of a large package of about 30 documents to be signed, including the fields of trade, investment, industry, energy, science and education, as well as security and military cooperation.
There will be bilateral talks. Russian President Vladimir Putin will also take part with his Kyrgyz counterpart Soronbay Janbekov at the New Horizons for Strategic and Integration Partnership, which brings together representatives of the Russian and Kyrgyz provinces.
Putin’s visit marks the first of his three visits to Kyrgyzstan this year. The second visit will take place on June 13 and 14 to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit and the third on November 28 to attend the CSTO member states’ summit.