Delegation of Kyrgyzstan headed by first deputy prime minister Muhammetkaly Abulgaziyev visited Andijan region on 1 October on the invitation of Uzbekistan.

The friendly visit concluded by signing of a memorandum on expansion of cooperation among the border regions of the two countries, Kyrgyz government press service said.

The document was inked by heads of Andijan, Fergana and Namangan regions of Uzbekistan and Osh, Batken and Jalal-Abad regions of Kyrgyzstan. They agreed, in particular, to hold monthly meetings to discuss issues of concern for the residents of the border regions.

The Kyrgyz delegation consisting of 130 people was welcomed at Dostlik (Friendship) border checkpoint by deputy prime minister of Uzbekistan Adham Ikramov.

The guests visited school No. 10 in Khojaabad district, Andijan State University, House of Friendship in Andijan, the new building of Andijan railway station and the GM Uzbekistan car plant in Asaka. They also held meetings with representatives of Kyrgyz diaspora.

The delegation of Uzbekistan is expected to pay a return visit to Kyrgyzstan in the near future.