President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov met with the Prime Minister of Korea Lee Nak-yon, who arrived in Kyrgyzstan with an official visit, 24kg reports.

The parties discussed prospects for bilateral cooperation between the countries.

"This is the first high-level visit from Korea in the last 28 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries. I am confident that it will contribute to strengthening friendship and enhancing the interaction between the countries", - said Sooronbai Jeenbekov.

He stressed with satisfaction that the Kyrgyz-Korean Business Forum held the day before, which was attended by leaders and representatives of more than 200 Korean companies, would bring its positive results in the future.

The head of state especially noted the positive activities of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Kyrgyzstan. The amount of grant aid provided by Korea over the years has reached $ 42 million.

Lee Nak-yon expressed hope for expanding contacts and cooperation not only at the government level, but also between business structures that would create conditions for attracting direct investment.

"The Qazaq Times"