Gathered in the Black Sea’s city of Sochi, the leaders discussed regional problems, including the strengthening of stability on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the Kremlin said.
In this regard, Putin expressed concern about the situation on the border between the two nations and recalled that at a recent meeting with Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon, they also discussed the issue.
The Russian president considered that both sides expressed their intention to resolve the differences through negotiations and that Moscow is ready to support them. He also urged to find long-term solutions that would satisfy both countries’ interests.
In this regard, the Kyrgyz head of State thanked Russia for its attention to the border situation and stressed that Moscow is the main ally and trade and economic partner of his country.
About cooperation, Putin referred to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the decrease in Russia’s turnover with Kyrgyzstan, although there was an increase of six percent in the first quarter of 2021.
Among different issues of bilateral relations, Putin highlighted cooperation in international spaces and forums such as the UEE, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, and of the United Nations.