Kyrgyzstan, China sign agreement to move excess production

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Beijing, May 16 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan and China signed an agreement on moving some enterprises from China to the Kyrgyz Republic, Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic Arzybek Kozhoshev told reporters following the Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing, the capital of China.

He said that, this issue was first voiced in 2015.

"There is an overabundance of enterprises in China and therefore they began to move them to other countries. We would like to host the production of Chinese goods. To this end, we have provided partners with about 40 our industrial facilities, for consideration. If they are interested in a partnership, they can come. But the work will be carried out in accordance with international requirements and the issue of ecology is on the first place," he said.

The Minister of Economy also said that the population of Kyrgyzstan is alarmed, when they hear about moving excess enterprises from China. However, Kozhoshev assures that there are many pluses.

"New jobs will be created, and the budget will receive funds. We will support the principle of green economy, therefore the issue of ecology will be above all. For more than 25 years of independence in Kyrgyzstan, all production has been suspended, and during this time our ecology has cleared to the proper level," he added.

Arzybek Kozhoshev added that now there are no concrete projects in this direction.

The Kyrgyz delegation headed by President Almazbek Atambayev took part in the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. The delegation also included of Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev, Minister of Economy Arzybek Kozhoshev, head of the Foreign Policy Department of the President's Office Aizada Subakozhoeva.


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