Sadyr Japarov officially became president of Kyrgyzstan on Thursday, the sixth since the country gained independence in 1991.
He was sworn in during an investiture ceremony in the grounds of the National Philharmonic in Bishkek, the capital, before the president of the Central Election Commission, Nourjan Chaïldabekova, presented him with the certificate of the head of state. and the badge of his office.
Japarov said in a speech that Kyrgyzstan would follow a multilateral foreign policy. “Strengthening cooperation and economic and cultural ties with strategic partners is a priority of our foreign policy”, he stressed.
The new Kyrgyz president said he hoped to continue mutually beneficial cooperation with China, also expressing his great gratitude to the countries that provided Kyrgyzstan with all possible help in difficult times, especially Russia.
Sadyr Japarov also said that his country will make efforts to start cooperation with the United States and countries in Europe and Asia.
He assured that Kyrgyzstan would fulfill its international obligations within the framework of the United Nations, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Eurasian Economic Union (UEE), as well as other international organizations.
He won the January 10 presidential election by garnering 79.2% of the vote.