On November 17, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Aybek Moldogaziev took part in the 18th EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting that focused on promoting cooperation in trade, economy, investment, environmental protection, science and education, the press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan reports.
The participants confirmed the intention to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation in trade and economy to respond to the coronavirus crisis. For these purposes, they considered specific measures and tools to increase trade, develop the green economy and attract investment to Central Asia.
Discussing key aspects of cooperation in education, science and innovation, the EU and the Central Asian states agreed to continue to work within the Erasmus + and Horizon programmes.
Bishkek proposed opening the branches of European universities in Kyrgyzstan and the Central Asian states.
The parties also discussed security issues, including the current situation in Afghanistan, border management and counteraction against terrorism and extremism.