EAM to visit Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Armenia from October 10-13

New Delhi, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will pay an official visit to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Armenia from October 10-13, in a visit that will provide an opportunity for reviewing the progress in bilateral ties with the three countries and also share views on developments in the region. 

Jaishankar will be in the Kyrgyz Republic on October 10-11. This will be his first visit to the country as External Affairs Minister. He will hold a bilateral meeting with the Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan apart from calling on the President of the Kyrgyz Republic. Some agreements / MoUs are expected to be signed during the visit.

From October 11-12, he will be in Kazakhstan to attend the 6th Ministerial meeting of the Conference of Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Nur-Sultan. Kazakhstan is the current Chair and initiator of the CICA Forum. The EAM is also expected to hold bilateral talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan and call on the Kazakh leadership.

He will be visiting Armenia on October 12-13. This will be the first ever-visit of an External Affairs Minister of India to independent Armenia. He will have meetings with his Armenian counterpart as well as call on the Prime Minister and President of the National Assembly of Armenia.

The visit will provide an opportunity for reviewing the progress in our bilateral ties with the three countries as well as share views on developments in the region. It will be a continuation of our increased engagement with countries in our ‘extended neighbourhood’, an official statement said.

(EW correspondent)