Bishkek - NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) program's coordination group chairman Vice General Rifki Durusoy of Turkey has said, ''we work on representation of Kyrgyzstan in NATO in the best way.''
Durusoy who arrived in Kyrgyz capital Bishkek to carry out work on cooperation between the NATO and Kyrgyzstan, Durusoy met with Kyrgyz Deputy Defense Minister Asilbek Ormokoyev on Wednesday. At the meeting, the sides discussed situation of military cooperation between the NATO and Kyrgyzstan and developments.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Durusoy said that the aim of his visit was to hold meetings on increase of Kyrgyzstan's participation in the NATO.
Noting that a compromise had been reached on increasing level of work mutually by the NATO and Kyrgyzstan, Durusoy said they would try to increase level of workability and work on representation of Kyrgyzstan in the NATO in the best way.
Durusoy said that they had observed the needs of Kyrgyzstan during their visit.
Stressing that NATO's contribution to security of Central Asia would increase in parallel to those countries' desire, Durusoy said that the alliance had developed programs ready to help control and secure borders and prevent illicit drug and human smuggling.
Durusoy who will meet with the Kyrgyz Defense Ministry officials will have a meeting with Kyrgyz Defense Minister Col. Gen. Esen Topoyev on Thursday.
Anadolu Agency, April 29, 2004