Sushma on three-nation tour to boost ties with Central Asian countries
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Sushma on three-nation tour to boost ties with Central Asian countries

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is on a three-nation tour to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan as part of India's efforts to boost strategic partnership with the Central Asian nations.

On the final leg of her visit, Ms Swaraj will reach Tashkent, the Uzbek capital. The Minister called on Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov in Bishkek on Friday.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet on Saturday morning that Ms Swaraj will meet Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev. "Walking together to take our relationship to new heights! EAM Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev proceed to the restricted format meeting in Issyk Kul," he tweeted.

The two sides are keen to take measures to expand and reinvigorate India's ties with the Central Asian country across all sectors. Both the leaders are also expected to strengthen bilateral ties in areas like defence, science and technology and health. (UNI)