Kyrgyz Prime Minister participates in CASA-1000 summit in Dushanbe

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Dushanbe, July 6 / Kabar /. The delegation of Kyrgyzstan led by Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov arrived in Dushanbe to participate in the summit of the countries participating in the CASA-1000 project.

At the Dushanbe airport, the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic was met by Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan Azim Ibrokhim,, the first deputy chairman of the city of Dushanbe Zubayhoda Mahmadsaid and Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Tajikistan Miroslav Niyazov. After a short welcome, the heads of government traveled to the Pugus residence in the Varzob Gorge.

Upon arrival at the Pugus Palace, Zheenbekov was met by Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.

The summit began with the welcoming speech of President Rahmon and was followed by an opening speech by heads of delegations of the CASA-1000 member countries.

Within the framework of participation in the Summit, Zheenbekov will hold bilateral meetings with presidents of Afghanistan - Ashraf Ghani and Tajikistan - Emomali Rahmon.

The Kyrgyz delegation consists of Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Jenish Razakov, Batken oblast governor Abish Halmurzaev, representative of the board of the National Energy Holding Company, as well as representatives of the media.

The CASA-1000 project was officially launched on May 12, 2016. The goal of this project is to reduce the electricity deficit in South Asia through the export of energy resources in Central Asia and involves the construction of a high-voltage power transmission line that will link the energy systems of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The World Bank Group, the Islamic Development Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Department of State, the United Kingdom Department for International Cooperation (DFID), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and a number of other donor organizations also support the CASA-1000 project.

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