Earlier in the day, the two presidents took part in the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting.
During a separate bilateral meeting, Vladimir Putin congratulated Almazbek Atambayev on Kyrgyzstan’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union.
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, let me once again congratulate you on Kyrgyzstan’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union.
I must note that your entire team worked very efficiently, quickly and professionally. This was probably the driver for creating the conditions that allowed us to make the decision we made today – on Kyrgyzstan's joining the Eurasian Economic Union.
I am sure that no matter how complicated the situation in the global economy and in our economies might be, it is always easier to deal with difficulties together, by joining our efforts than do it on your own. So, let me once again thank you for the joint work we did at this stage and congratulate you on today's event.