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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, left, sign a declaration on strengthening alliance and strategic partnership, following Russian-Kyrgyz talks

    Russia, Kyrgyzstan Sign Declaration on Strengthening of Strategic Partnership

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev on Tuesday signed a declaration on strengthening the cooperation and strategic partnership between the two states, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Almazbek Atambayev began his five-day working visit to Russia on Monday.

    According to the declaration, the two countries will enhance cooperation in the defense and military areas, as well as technical cooperation, focusing particular attention on strengthening Kyrgyzstan's army and law enforcement agencies.

    Moscow and Bishkek will enhance also cooperation on such issues as counterterrorism, and the struggle against drugs and smuggling activities, the declaration said.

    The declaration is not the only document Atambayev has signed during his visit. Other agreements focused on defense industry cooperation, Kyrgyzstan's debts, cooperation between the statistical services of the two states, and financial intelligence.

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