State visit to Kyrgyzstan 2019-03-28 11:40:00 Bishkek Vladimir Putin made a state visit to Kyrgyzstan at the invitation of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov. The official welcoming ceremony was followed by talks. The presidents of Russia and Kyrgyzstan met in the restricted format before continuing talks with participation of their respective delegations. The discussion focused on current state and prospects for developing relations of strategic partnership and alliance, as well as enhancing interaction within regional associations in light of Kyrgyzstan’s presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and the Collective Security Treaty Organisation. Following the talks, the two presidents signed a Joint Statement of the President of the Russian Federation and the President of the Kyrgyz Republic. In addition, an exchange of intergovernmental, interdepartmental, interregional and commercial documents signed during the state visit took place in the presence of Vladimir Putin and Sooronbay Jeenbekov. In particular, the documents concern the development of the oil and gas and oil processing industries as well as the railway network in Kyrgyzstan, cooperation in supplying crude oil and refined products, trade and economic cooperation, exchange of best practices in the implementation of national projects, the status of and conditions for stationing a joint Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan, comprehensive geological exploration, restoration of Kyrgyzstan’s mineral resources, and cooperation in education and sports. The two leaders also made statements for the press.