Bishkek, Feb. 20 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybay Tursunbekov received Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, the head of the Aga Khan Development Network Representation in Kyrgyzstan and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reports.
Speaker Tursunbekov thanked Shamsh Kassim-Lakha for the hard work in promoting the AKDN projects in Kyrgyzstan aimed at enhancing cooperation between the parties. "In recent years there has been great achievements thanks to your active work in many directions," said Tursunbekov.
Shamsh Kassim-Lakh said that without the support of the Parliament and the Government, these results would not have been achieved, and suggested the Speaker to visit UCA to get acquainted with its activities.
During the meeting the sides discussed the issues of wide range of issues of mutual interest, in particular the prospects of cooperation between the Kyrgyz side with the Institute of Public Administration and Policy of UCA.
Shamsh Kassim-Lakh expressed readiness to support Kyrgyzstan in the framework of scientific research in the field of agriculture, tourism, regional development, education, constitutional reform, and others.
The Kyrgyz Speaker supported the proposal and stressed the need for a separate scientific studies in the field of agriculture, tourism and the development of small and medium-sized businesses in the country.
The sides discussed the cooperation of the Institute of Public Administration mechanisms and policies of UCA and the Parliament, in particular the Scientific-Research Center of the Kyrgyz Parliament.
Shamsh Kassim-Lakh said that the AKDN supports the expansion and deepening of bilateral cooperation, and the implementation of new projects.
At the end of the meeting Tursunbekov added that the Kyrgyz side is ready to cooperate with the AKDN in all directions, and is open for further dialogue.