BISHKEK, SEPT 14 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Chingiz Aidarbekov met with State Councilor, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China H.E. Mr. Wang Yi in Bishkek within the framework of his official visit to the Kyrgyz Republic.
“In light of the negative impact of coronavirus infection on the macroeconomic situation, the Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic expressed a request to assist in mitigating the burden of external debt on the country’s budget”
Chingiz Aidarbekov expressed gratitude to the Chinese side for significant humanitarian aid and continued support in the fight against coronavirus. The Foreign Ministers discussed a wide range of issues of Kyrgyz-Chinese cooperation, focused on the practical promotion of important bilateral projects, the implementation of which was forcedly suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the issues of export of Kyrgyz ecologically clean agricultural products to China were touched upon.
The sides expressed satisfaction with the resumption of freight traffic through Torugart checkpoint from September 8, 2020. It was emphasized that the resumption of mutual cargo transportation between Kyrgyzstan and China is a key factor for revitalizing trade and economic ties in the context of a pandemic, which is a very important step to stimulate economic activity in the Kyrgyz Republic.
In light of the negative impact of coronavirus infection on the macroeconomic situation, the Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic expressed a request to assist in mitigating the burden of external debt on the country’s budget.
Within the framework of the visit, exchange letters were signed between the governments of the Kyrgyz Republic and the People’s Republic of China on the implementation of the project “Strengthening the technical potential of fire and rescue units of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic”. Within the framework of the project, it is planned to supply 100 units of fire-fighting, special and emergency-rescue vehicles and 15 units of fire-fighting equipment.