Bishkek, Oct. 11: India on Monday agreed to provide a USD 200-million line of credit support for development projects in Kyrgyzstan, as Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held "constructive" talks with the top Kyrgyz leadership to boost bilateral ties, including defence cooperation and discussed global issues like Afghanistan.
Jaishankar, who arrived here on Sunday as part of his four-day visit to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Armenia with an aim to further expand bilateral ties with the three Central Asian countries, called on Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov and discussed with him expanding economic between the two countries.
"Thank President Sadyr Japarov for receiving me so warmly. Conveyed greetings of PM Narendra Modi. Appreciate his strong commitment to advance our strategic partnership. Discussed expanding our economic and development partnership and people to people contacts," Jaishankar tweeted.
The minister said he also exchanged assessments on Afghanistan with President Japarov.
Earlier in the day, Jaishankar had "cordial and constructive" talks with his Kyrgyz counterpart Ruslan Kazakbaev.-PTI