Bishkek [Kyrgyzstan], October 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Monday informed that India has agreed on USD 200 million Line of Credit support for development projects in Kyrgyzstan.
This came after Jaishankar held a meeting with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev in Bishkek.
"Cordial and constructive talks with FM Ruslan Kazakbaev of Kyrgyz Republic. Agreed on USD 200 million LoC to support development projects. Also concluded an understanding on executing high impact community projects," S Jaishankar informed in a tweet.
Kazakhstan is the current Chair and initiator of the CICA Forum. Jaishankar is also expected to hold bilateral talks with the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Mukhtar Tileuberdi, and call on the Kazakh leadership.
During his meeting, Jaishankar also discussed the need for early travel of Indian students and a more liberal visa regime between the two countries.
"Discussed need for early travel of Indian students and more liberal visa regime. Reviewed our defence and security cooperation positively," he said in a series of tweets.
"India and the Kyrgyz Republic have a shared approach to developments in Afghanistan," Jaishankar added in the tweet.
Meanwhile, Jaishankar, in the coming days, will also be visiting Armenia.
This will be the first-ever visit of an External Affairs Minister of India to independent Armenia. Jaishankar is scheduled to have meetings with his Armenian counterpart as well as call on the Prime Minister and President of the National Assembly of Armenia. (ANI)