November 13th. Comprehensive news: Acting President and Prime Minister Zaparov of Kyrgyzstan and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a phone conversation on the 12th to discuss Kyrgyzstan’s domestic situation and bilateral relations between Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Both sides expressed their willingness to continue to strengthen the alliance and strategic partnership between the two countries.
According to the news published on the Kremlin website, Zaparov informed Putin about the situation after the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan in October. Putin said that Russia hopes that Kyrgyzstan will stabilize the situation and resolve domestic political issues as soon as possible, and is willing to continue to strengthen the alliance and strategic partnership between the two countries.
Putin and Zaparov also discussed the current situation and prospects of the relations between the two countries, and focused on issues such as economic and trade, humanities cooperation, and joint fight against the new crown epidemic.
According to news from the Kyrgyz Presidential Palace, Zaparov expressed gratitude to Russia for its support in the fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic and congratulated Russia as the rotating presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which has injected new impetus into the development of the organization.
Finally, Zaparov emphasized that Kyrgyzstan is willing to further develop its alliance and strategic partnership with Russia.
Kyrgyzstan held parliamentary elections in early October. Dissatisfied with the result, the Kyrgyz opposition, which failed to enter the parliament, subsequently held a protest rally in the capital, demanding the cancellation of the election result, which caused political unrest. When Kyrgyzstan was prime minister and the Speaker of the Parliament announced their resignations successively. Kyrgyz President Reenbekov delivered a national speech on October 15, announcing his resignation from the presidency. Prime Minister Zaparov subsequently announced that he would exercise presidential power.