A Russia-Kyrgyz inter-governmental economic cooperation commission opened its 6th meeting in Moscow on Thursday.
The agenda of the two-day meeting centers on cooperation in the electric energy sector.
The two countries' economic relations are developing at a fast pace.
Prime-Tass cited on Thursday statistics of the Russian Ministry for Economic Development and Trade, indicating that trade between Russia and Kyrgyzstan grew 22.6 per cent in 2002, to 178.1 million dollars.
The ministry said Kyrgyzstan's joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1998 brought certain restrictions on its trade and economic contacts with countries of the Euro-Asian Economic Community, as Kyrgyzstan now has obligations to open its commodities and services markets to WTO member states.
Itar-Tass, April 17, 2003