Austrian Foreign Minister Schallenberg Receives Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: June 16, 2024; 23:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austria's Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg received the Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Water Resources, Agriculture and Processing Industry, Bakyt Torobaev, in Vienna for the first time. Amid the ongoing Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, Schallenberg emphasized the need to deepen relations with the Central Asian states. The main focus of the meeting was on strengthening the bilateral partnership, particularly in the economic sphere.

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg received the Kyrgyz delegation in Vienna. / Picture: © BMEIA Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres / Michael Gruber / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0 DEED)

There is great interest between Austria and Kyrgyzstan in intensifying economic relations, especially in the energy sector. The important delegation from Kyrgyzstan underlines the potential of this partnership. "New opportunities for cooperation with Central Asian states are opening up for the EU and Austria, which absolutely must be strengthened in view of Russia's aggression in…