Addressing reporters in Bishkek, he described as "very sucessful" the outcome of the talks Bakiev had with his Uzbek counterpart, Islam Karimov.
"[The two presidents] exchanged views on a large number of political, economic, cultural and humanitarian issues," Jekshenkulov said. "There was full mutual understanding and support on a wide range of issues."
Bakiev's two-day (October 3-4) visit to Uzbekistan was the first by a Kyrgyz president in 10 years. The two leaders signed half-a-dozen political, economic, and security agreements.
Kyrgystan's Foreign Ministry says they also discussed joint steps "against terrorism, separatism, and narco-trafficking."
Jekshenkulov today said that, in addition, Uzbekistan agreed to ship an additional 30 to 40 million cubic meters of natural gas to Kyrgyzstan this year at a price of $55 per 1,000 cubic meters.
(RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service, Kabar)
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