DUSHANBE -- Kyrgyz Prime Minister Muhammedkaly Abylgaziyev met with his Uzbek counterpart Abdulla Aripov Friday (June 1) in Dushanbe, 24.kg reported.
They discussed economic co-operation and border demarcation issues on the sidelines of a meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Abylgaziyev called 2017 a breakthrough year in Kyrgyz-Uzbek relations, highlighting the mutual trust and strategic partnership the two countries have established.
"In 2018, the year of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries, we intend to expand and deepen Kyrgyz-Uzbek co-operation and interaction, not lowering the pace taken last year," he said.
For his part, Aripov said that Uzbekistan is ready for open co-operation.
"We must make every effort for the positive development of the economies of the two countries. Trade and economic relations should be priority in our co-operation," he said.