PM Anwar strengthens ties with Kyrgyz Republic

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim travelled to the Kyrgyz Republic with the aim of enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries and finding new ways they can work together.

“After completing the assignment in Qatar, I proceeded directly to the Republic of Kyrgyz for a two-day official visit accompanied by a Malaysian government delegation, including the cabinet ministers, aiming to strengthen bilateral relations and explore new cooperation opportunities between the two countries,”

He said that the Republic of Kyrgyz is the first country visited within the framework of the Central Asian tour, which also includes Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

“Several official programs and friendly visits have been arranged throughout this visit before me and the delegation depart for the next destination, Kazakhstan,” Anwar said on X. 

After a three-day official visit to Qatar, Anwar continued his work trip to the Republic of Kyrgyz last night upon the invitation of the country’s president.

Anwar’s arrival was receives by the Chairman of the Cabinet Ministers of the Republic of Kyrgyz Akylbek Zhaparov, and Malaysia’s Ambassador to the country Ilham Tuah Illias. 

Tomorrow, Anwar will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Ata-Beyit memorial.

Then, he will proceed to the Ala Archa State Residence for a guard of honour ceremony and then engage in a private meeting with Kyrgyz Republic’s President Sadyr Zhaparov. 

Both leaders plan to sign an agreement together and talk to reporters before Anwar meets with Akylbek, reported Bernama. 

On the second day, Anwar will begin with a tour and cultural event at Ala Archa National Park before going to visit Kazakhstan. 

During his trip to the Kyrgyz Republic, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim will be joined by a delegation including Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan, International Trade and Industry Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, Tourism, Arts, and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar.