October 5, 2022

In continuation of increased engagement with nations in extended neighbourhood, EAM to visit Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Armenia

-Jaishankar visiting Kyrgyz Republic for the first time after taking charge as EAM.

-This will be a first ever visit by an Indian External Affairs Minister to Independent Armenia

New Delhi, External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar will pay an official visit to Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan and Armenia from October 10-13. The visit, which would provide an opportunity for reviewing the progress in bilateral ties with the three countries as well as share views on developments in the region, will be a continuation of India’s increased engagement with countries in the ‘extended neighbourhood’.

EAM will be in Kyrgyz Republic on October 10-11. This will be his first visit to the country as External Affairs Minister. He will hold a bilateral meeting with the Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan apart from calling on the President of Kyrgyz Republic. Some agreements / MoUs are also expected to be signed during the visit.

From October 11-12, Dr. Jaishankar will be in Kazakhstan to attend the sixth ministerial meeting of the Conference of Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Nur-Sultan. Kazakhstan is the current Chair and initiator of the CICA Forum. EAM is also expected to hold bilateral talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan and call on the Kazakh leadership.

EAM will be visiting Armenia on October 12-13. This will be the first ever-visit of an External Affairs Minister of India to independent Armenia. He will have meetings with his Armenian counterpart as well as call on the Prime Minister and President of the National Assembly of Armenia.

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