First Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan resigns

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Bishkek, Apr. 6, 2018 / Kabar /. First Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Askarbek Shadiev sent a resignation to the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, the press service of the Kyrgyz Government reported.

Commenting on his decision, Askarbek Shadiev said that he considers it necessary to leave his post in order not to cast a shadow on the work of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The reason for the resignation is the ongoing trial in the criminal case of appropriation of budgetary funds by the former head of the department of the Committee for International Affairs, Defense and Security of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic Arsen Zakirov. At that time the work of this committee was headed by Askarbek Shadiev, the report said.

"I always worked honestly, in the name of national interests. For me, honor and dignity are not an empty phrase. To ensure a fair and objective investigation, I consider it correct to leave office. I thank the President of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic for the rendered confidence," the press service reported citing Shadiev.

48 years old Askarbek Shadiev was appointed the First Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan in Dec. 2017.

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