The two leaders discussed the whole range of their bilateral relations. Discussions touched on military cooperation and the use of Kant Air Base [in Kyrgyzstan].
During the meeting special attention was paid to the implementation of earlier agreements, particularly the construction of Kambarata hydropower plant.
The President of Russia is in Kyrgyzstan to attend the informal meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) heads of state.
Beginning of talks with President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev
President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev: Mr Putin, I am glad to welcome you to Kyrgyzstan, to our famous mountainous area, the Ala-Archa gorge.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Thank you. It is very beautiful here.
Almazbek Atambayev: All the citizens of Kyrgyzstan are happy to have you here.
Vladimir Putin: Thank you for the opportunity to visit this wonderful place and for giving us enough time to talk, for the opportunity to use this international meeting to discuss bilateral issues.
Thank you very much.