Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will discuss the development of trade and economic relations between his country and Kyrgyzstan, where he arrives for an official visit on Tuesday, a senior Kyrgyz government official said.
"I believe that the visit will yield weighty and positive results. A business forum involving some 300 businessmen from both countries will be held during the visit," Sapar Isakov, the head of the foreign policy department with the Presidential Administration, said.
Contracts on the export of Kyrgyz agricultural products to Turkey are expected to be signed during the business forum, he said.
Isakov added that it would be the first visit of the Turkish prime minister to Kyrgyzstan over the past eight years.
"We want to verify our earlier reached agreements, to improve relations in the perspective and to synchronize our steps regarding Turkish investments into economy of our country," he said.
The diplomat also recalled that Turkey helped his country by giving $21 million in aid last year, when Kyrgyzstan was embroiled in a political turmoil.
Kyrgyzstan saw large-scale opposition riots in April of 2010 that overturned President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and brought the opposition to power. The political situation in the country stabilized after the country elected a new parliament and approved Roza Otunbayeva, the former opposition leader, as president for a transitional period until 2012.
BISHKEK, February 1 (RIA Novosti)