Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Jeenbek Kulubaev received the head of the US Central Command, General Michael Kurilla, who arrived in Kyrgyzstan on a familiarization visit. This was announced today, June 14, by IA 24.kg with reference to the press service of the Foreign Ministry.
According to the press service, during the meeting, an exchange of views took place on strengthening the borders, countering transnational threats in the context of the situation in Afghanistan.
Jeenbek Kulubaev stressed the importance of coordinating regional efforts in order to improve regional security.
Separately, the possibilities of humanitarian cooperation were considered.
Earlier, Michael Kurilla, who was appointed head of the Pentagon’s Central Command on April 1, visited Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. His visits are part of a 90-day study tour across a range of countries, from Egypt to Kazakhstan. In total, his list includes more than twenty countries “located in the area of responsibility of the US Central Command.”
US Central Command is responsible for the planning and management of the US military in the Middle East, Central Asia, and East Africa.