Bishkek, March 26, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov received today Vice President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Wencai Zhang, the Kyrgyz President's press service reported.
During the meeting the sides exchanged views on priority areas of cooperation, including transport, agriculture, energy, education, health, financial sector and others.
Jeenbekov expressed his gratitude to ADB, one of the main financial institutions, for assisting in the implementation of projects aimed at developing the country's economy and its priority sectors, noting the positive experience of Kyrgyzstan and ADB in the course of 20 years of cooperation.
Wencai Zhang noted that the Asian Development Bank is developing a cooperation strategy for the next 5 years and considers it expedient to discuss with the Kyrgyz side the prospects of partnership for the successful implementation of joint projects. He noted that ADB is ready to render every assistance in the implementation of development projects of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The Kyrgyz President eminded that in the near future a draft of the National Development Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2018-2040 will be adopted. He expressed hope that ADB will take an active part in the process of supporting initiatives and support along with other development partners.
Jeenbekov recalled that 2018 was declared in Kyrgyzstan the Year of Regional Development, which also set the priorities for the country's development, including setting the tasks for creating conditions for the social and economic development of the regions, improving infrastructure, transport roads, irrigation networks and providing clean drinking water residents in the regions.