photo from Riigikogu
Bilateral relations and possibilities for closer cooperation in strengthening parliamentary democracy and in information technology were discussed at the meeting of President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Mr.Eiki Nestor with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Mr.Erlan Abdyldaev.
The President of the Riigikogu expressed support to the parliamentary democracy, ongoing reforms and information technology solutions of Kyrgyzstan. Nestor said that countries with similar past understand each other better, and therefore the cooperation between the parliaments of such countries is more active.
Nestor gave an overview of the development of the e-state in Estonia, and assured that Estonia was ready to share its experience in providing e-governance services with Kyrgyzstan. Estonia is also happy to share knowledge on legal space and technology.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdyldaev spoke about the relations of Kyrgyzstan with its neighbours Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. He noted that economic relations of his country are the closest with China. He also considers relations with Russia important because many Kyrgyz people permanently live there.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs said that the aim of Kyrgyzstan was to continue with the reforms and achieve the image of a smart e-country by 2040, which essentially meant a large number of information technology solutions.
Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu Marko Mihkelson also participated in the meeting. Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Abdyldaev and the delegation accompanying him also met with Chairman of the Estonia-Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Group of the Riigikogu Denis Borodich.