Ambassador Ömüraliyev was greeted by İzmir Metropolitan Municiality Deputy Mayor, Mustafa Özuslu.
Mustafa Özuslu said, “We need to improve our relations with Bishkek in economy, culture and education.” Ömüraliyev expressed that he was happy to meet Özuslu in his first visit to İzmir.
After the visit, Ambassador Ömüraliyev gifted felt to Deputy Mayor Özuslu.
Turkey is the first country to recognise Kyrgyzstan.
Turkey became the first country to recognise independence of Kyrgyz Republic on December 16th, 1991. Mutual diplomatic relations begun on January 29th, 1992. Kyrgyzstan does not have an Honorary Consulate in İzmir. Buca County of İzmir has a Kyrgyzstan Street.