TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Interior Minister of Kyrgyzstan Colonel Kashkar Junushaliev expressed his country’s willingness to establish joint systems with Iran for the sharing of intelligence and to run military training courses.
Kyrgyzstan’s Interior Ministry is keen to launch joint intelligence systems with Iran, exchange information, work on new methods, do research, and hold training courses for the personnel of special military units, Junushaliev said in a meeting with Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli in Bishkek on Thursday.
Describing plans to strengthen ties with Iran as a priority for the Kyrgyz government, he said Iran has valuable experience in the fight against criminal groups and the international drug smugglers.
For his part, the Iranian minister highlighted the growing ties between Tehran and Bishkek during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s term, saying the two nations have signed 15 agreements and are working in cooperation according to the deals.
Pointing to the most recent agreement between the two countries, Rahmani Fazli said expert-level meetings will continue to be held between the two sides on the basis of the new agreement.
The two ministers signed an agreement on Thursday on security and law enforcement cooperation between Tehran and Bishkek.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Rahmani Fazli is in Bishkek for a two-day visit to hold talks with senior Kyrgyz officials.
In May, senior diplomats from Iran and Kyrgyzstan held the fourth round of political consultations between the two countries in Tehran.
The negotiations were co-chaired by Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi and his Kyrgyz counterpart, Nuran Niazaliyev.
The two sides discussed a range of issues, including mutual, regional, and international cooperation, and reached an agreement on the agenda of meetings between senior officials of Iran and Kyrgyzstan during the current Iranian year (started March 21).
In their talks, Araqchi and Niazaliyev emphasized the need to implement the past agreements and documents signed during the reciprocal visits of the Iranian and Kyrgyz presidents.