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Premier Li congratulates new Kyrgyz PM

Updated: Sep 1,2017 7:25 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Premier Li Keqiang congratulated Sapar Isakov on his new role as Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister on Aug 30.

In his message, Premier Li spoke highly of the good momentum in the development of the China-Kyrgyzstan strategic partnership as well as remarkable results in bilateral cooperation in various areas.

Premier Li expressed China’s willingness to work with Kyrgyzstan to push forward bilateral relations, better benefiting the two peoples.

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev signed decrees on Aug 26 appointing the new prime minister and the cabinet members.

Isakov, 40, who was previously the chief of the president’s office, is the youngest prime minister in the history of the Central Asian nation.