External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met her Kyrgyz and Uzbek counterparts and discussed cooperation in a number of key areas including trade and investments.

Swaraj, who is here on a four-day visit to take part in the foreign ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), yesterday met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and discussed a host of bilateral issues and ways to step-up the pace of high-level interactions to improve the relationship.

She met Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev on the sidelines of the SCO foreign ministers meeting and discussed cooperation in trade and investment, Information Technology (IT), defence, films, human resource development, culture and other areas, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.

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“Connecting with an extended neighbour & a close friend! EAM @SushmaSwaraj & Kyrgyzstan Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev met on sidelines of #SCO Foreign Ministers Meeting in Beijing. Discussed cooperation in trade & investment, IT, defence, films, HRD, culture & other areas,” Kumar said.

Swaraj also met Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov and exchanged views on enhancing bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, pharma, IT, tourism and culture, as well as on the regional situation.

“An important partner in Asia! EAM @SushmaSwaraj met Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov in Beijing. Good exchange of views on enhancing bilateral cooperation in trade & investment, pharma, IT, tourism and culture, as well as on the regional situation,” Kumar said in another tweet.