This will be a continuation of India's increased engagement with countries in the extended neighbourhood

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will pay an official visit to Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan and Armenia starting from Sunday, October 10.

The visit will provide an opportunity for reviewing the progress in India's bilateral ties with the three countries as well as share views on developments in the region.

"It will be a continuation of our increased engagement with countries in our ‘extended neighbourhood’," said the Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday.

This will be Jaishankar's first visit to the country as External Affairs Minister.

During his stay on October 10-11, he will hold a bilateral meeting with the Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan apart from calling on the President of Kyrgyz Republic. Some agreements and MoUs are also expected to be signed during the visit.

According to the MEA, Jaishankar will be in Kazakhstan on October 11-12 to attend the 6th Ministerial meeting of the Conference of Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Nur-Sultan.

Kazakhstan is the current Chair and initiator of the CICA Forum.

EAM Jaishankar is also expected to hold bilateral talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan and call on the Kazakh leadership.

The minister will be visiting Armenia on October 12-13.

This will be the first ever-visit of an External Affairs Minister of India to independent Armenia.

He will have meetings with his Armenian counterpart as well as call on the Prime Minister and President of the National Assembly of Armenia, the MEA further said.