The parties discussed key aspects of interaction on regional issues, including the evolving situation in Afghanistan.
On August 16, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbayev had a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The ministers discussed the resonant incident in a shopping centre in Bishkek, the press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan reported.
As was reported, on August 12, a Kyrgyz woman of Russian nationality turned to the police with a request to take action against an unknown man. A citizen and a native of Kyrgyzstan in a state of alcoholic intoxication threw a calculator at the woman’s head after a verbal altercation. He was taken to the police department, but he was not detained.
Lavrov called on the authorities of Kyrgyzstan to respond promptly to such incidents in order to avoid infringing on the rights and dignity of Russian citizens.
Kazakbayev assured that the leadership of Kyrgyzstan would firmly oppose any manifestations of nationalism and continue to strengthen the role of the Russian language to guarantee the full exercise of the rights of the Russian-speaking population.
The parties also exchanged views on international and regional issues, given the deteriorating military and political situation in Afghanistan.