President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Atambayev, once again, thank you for giving us this chance to work here. This always involves a lot of effort.
At the same time, the very fact that such a big international event with so many countries and leaders attending is taking place here, under your leadership, is evidence that Kyrgyzstan’s and your personal influence are increasing.
The summit was a success, was well organised and produced results. We signed some important documents today. I am sure that this will benefit Kyrgyzstan too, given that it is the countries in this region, this region in which we live, and with which we have the closest trade, economic and political relations, that are taking part.
Thank you very much for organising this work.
President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev: I am happy to see you here, Mr Putin.
You came here last September, came again in May and now this September too. We would like of course, and I think all of our people would agree, that you come twice a year, in September and May at the least, more often if you wish, in summer or winter too. We are always happy to see you, happy whenever our friends from Russia come to visit.
Russia is our strategic partner. Our country has gone in one direction and another, but now is set on a firm course that is in our genes you could say. I always say that Kyrgyzstan is our homeland, but our ancestral home is the Yenisei, the Altai Mountains. Everything there is close to us too.
I am pleased to see you, and all of our people are happy at this visit. You remember that last time you came we went to the Ala Archa Gorge. That immediately set off a real boom and brought more money into the area. In other words, it would be good to visit a few tourism spots. If you visited these places it would be a boost for Kyrgyzstan’s tourism industry.
Vladimir Putin: Thank you very much for the invitation.