SRSG Miroslav Jenča meets Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov
ASTANA, Kazakhstan -
SRSG Jenča traveled to Astana, Kazakhstan, on 22 July, for meetings with Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov and other senior Kazakhs officials.
Discussions touched upon the current political and security situation in the country as well as preparations for the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence.
Both sides emphasized the importance of the October presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan and agreed to coordinate their actions to facilitate the conduct of a peaceful and transparent election process. Regional security issues, including the threat posed by terrorism and extremist groups, drug-trafficking, tensions over water, and developments in Afghanistan were also mentioned.