The Principality of Monaco and the Kyrgyz Republic have established diplomatic relations by signing, on March 9, 2017, a Joint Communiqué to that effect. The accord was signed by HE Mrs Sophie Thevenoux, Ambassador of Monaco in Belgium, and by HE Mr Asein Isaev, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic in Belgium.
The ceremony, attended by diplomats from both embassies, took place in the Residence of the Ambassador of Monaco in Brussels. Official diplomatic relations between the two countries will lead to the development of closer bilateral relations, particularly in sport and tourism.
The Kyrgyz Republic is the 134th state to establish diplomatic relations with Monaco. The landlocked and mountainous central Asian country gained its independence after the break-up of the Soviet Union. Its population stands at 5.7 million people and the official language is Russian.