Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with his Kyrgyz and Tajik counterparts on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in the Kyrgyz capital city of Bishkek on Thursday. During the meeting with Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Ahmadinejad stressed that the SCO summit reinvigorates regional cooperation.
Describing Iran-Kyrgyzstan ties as historical and cordial, he said that the two countries enjoy abundant potentials to further expand relations in such different areas as economy, culture, trade, industry and joint venture.
For his part, Kurmanbek Bakiyev noted the activities of the two countries’ joint cooperation commission, and underlined that Bishkek is decisive to use Iranian products.
He expressed the hope that Tehran-Bishkek economic, trade and commercial relations would further develop.
Elsewhere in a separate meeting Thursday afternoon, the Iranian president and his Tajik counterpart discussed the latest conditions prevailing in the region and exchanged views about bilateral relations.
Also during the meeting, Ahmadinejad and Emomali Rahmon called for the expansion of all-out ties between Tehran and Dushanbe.