Kyrgyzstan’s political stability and social peace are a priority for Turkey, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Tuesday, adding that Ankara will continue to support the peace, stability and well-being of the Asian nation. central.
On an official visit to the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, Akar met face-to-face with his counterpart Taalaybek Omuraliev.
At the start of the talks, Akar expressed his pleasure in being in his ancestral homeland, Kyrgyzstan. Emphasizing the common ties between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan, Akar congratulated the 30th anniversary of the independence of Kyrgyzstan, which he describes as a sister country.
Stating that Turkey has supported the development of Kyrgyzstan over the past 30 years and will continue this support in the future, Akar said, “The political stability and social peace of Kyrgyzstan is always our priority. As Turkey, we will continue to support the peace, stability and well-being of the brotherly Kyrgyz people. “
Akar noted that after Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov’s visit to Turkey and his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the will for cooperation in many areas was apparent. “We will continue our work expeditiously in accordance with the framework established by our presidents,” Akar said.
Omuraliev, for his part, expressed his pleasure to welcome Akar to his country. Drawing attention to the historical and cultural ties between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan, Omuraliev said: “This visit that you made to our country after our President’s visit to Turkey has special significance and significance for us.
During the meetings, which were closed to the press, it was reported that bilateral issues of military industry, security and defense as well as cooperation in the fight against the Gülesnit Terrorist Group (FETÖ) were discussed. .
The fight of Turkey and Kyrgyzstan against FETÖ is of the utmost importance, Erdoğan said this month at a press conference alongside his Kyrgyz counterpart Zhaparov.
“Recent events have once again revealed the bloody, dark and ugly face of FETÖ. I hope we overcome this threat together by standing side by side,” Erdoğan said after meeting Zhaparov. .
Zhaparov arrived in Turkey earlier this month for a three-day visit and was greeted by Erdoğan in an official ceremony at the presidential compound. The two participated in the 5th meeting of the High Council for Strategic Cooperation of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey.