In the Kremlin told about the tour of Putin in Central Asia


The backdrop for all three visits is the celebration of the establishment of diplomatic relations with the three countries, told reporters at a briefing the assistant to the President Yuri Ushakov. The first point of the tour will be in Alma-ATA, where Vladimir Putin, February 27 we will hold this year’s first talks with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. Last year, the presidents met six times and 12 times was on the phone.

“It is expected that the meeting will discuss the state and prospects of bilateral cooperation and urgent international problems, including a settlement in Syria,” said Ushakov told reporters.

On the same day the President of Russia sent to Tajikistan, where he will hold talks with President Emomali Rahmon and his reward is the order of Alexander Nevsky, Ushakov said.

At the talks with the Tajik leader will discuss the cooperation in the sphere of labour migration. How said Ushakov, signed the intergovernmental agreement in the field of labour and employment. According to the Russian side, in Russia there are 870 thousand citizens of Tajikistan, who last year moved back home almost $2 billion.

Also Putin and Rakhmon will discuss the issues concerning the stay in Tajikistan, the 201st Russian military base. Base, according to Ushakov, is an important factor of stability and security in Central Asia.

At the talks in 2012, Putin and Rakhmon signed an agreement on prolongation of stay of the base in Tajikistan until 2042 with the possibility of extending the contract for a period of five years.

Following the visit it is also planned to sign seven intergovernmental agreements, including in the field of environmental protection, the use of nuclear energy.

February 28, Putin visited Bishkek, where he will hold talks with President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev.

With the leaders of the countries of Central Asia, Putin this year will meet again. In April possible the participation of the President in the summit of the Eurasian economic Union in Bishkek. In June, Putin will attend the summit of Shanghai cooperation organization held in Kazakhstan, has announced Ushakov. In October the leaders will meet in Moscow for the CIS summit.

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