Kyrgyzstan keen to enhance cooperation with Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

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Bishkek, Feb.12, 2018 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov as part of his participation in the 6th World Summit of Governments met today in Dudai with Director General of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Mr. Mohammed Saif Al-Suwaidi, the press service of the Kyrgyz Government reported.

Opening the meeting, the Prime Minister stressed that Kyrgyzstan stands for building up current cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).

"We already have experience of cooperation with the Fund within the framework of the Arab Coordination Group. At the same time, we support the expansion of cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the ADFD. Today, the Fund is considering the Balykchy-Karakol-Balykchy road reconstruction project on the section of 104-220 km. Given the importance of the issue, we are ready for a detailed discussion of this project. Implementation of this project will make a significant contribution to improving the transport infrastructure around Issyk-Kul Lake and will create comfortable and safe conditions for residents and guests of the country when traveling by the road," the Head of Government said.

The Head of the ADFD stressed that friendly and constructive relations have developed between the United Arab Emirates and the Kyrgyz Republic.

"Taking this into account, the ADFD will study in detail the proposal of the Kyrgyz Republic on the Balykchy-Karakol-Balykchy road reconstruction project as a priority," Mr. Mohammed Saif Al-Suwaidi said.

At the same time, during the meeting, the sides discussed prospects for cooperation in such areas as energy, transport, and health focusing on rendering assistance from the ADFD to the reconstruction of the Fourth City Hospital in Bishkek.

The Abu Dhabi fund for Development is an organization founded in 1971 by the Government of Abu Dhabi (UAE) to help developing countries by providing them with loans to finance development projects, as well as by providing long-term investment in projects in these countries.

For the period of 2015-2016, the ADFD provided assistance in the construction of solar and wind power plants, water purification facilities in Oman, Kiribati, Palau, Marshall Islands and other countries.

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