Kyrgyz President to visit India

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Sharshenovich Atambayev will make four-day state visit to India from December 18, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

This will be Atambayev’s first visit to India in his capacity as President. He will lead a high-level delegation comprising of ministers, senior officials and business leaders from the Central Asian country.

According to an official statement, President Pranab Mukherjee will receive his Kyrgyz counterpart and host a dinner banquet in his honour. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral discussions with Atambayev and host a lunch for him.

President Atambayev is expected to attend a joint business forum during his visit.

“The visit coming right after very successful visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Kyrgyzstan in July 2015 will further cement the traditionally cordial and close ties between the two countries,” said the statement.