Asiya Sasykbaeva: "Kyrgyzstan attaches great importance to cooperation with the Aga Khan Development Network"
Bishkek, October 17 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan attaches great importance to cooperation with the Aga Khan Development Network. Vice Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Asiya Sasykbaeva met with Princess Zahra Aga Khan.
A. Sasykbaeva noted that the Aga Khan Development Network provides assistance to projects in social sector, particularly in education and health care.
In turn, Princess Zahra Aga Khan told about the purpose of her visit to Kyrgyzstan and also touched upon the ongoing projects of the Aga Khan Foundation in Kyrgyzstan, including the construction of the University of Central Asia in Naryn.
At the meeting it was noted that these days the 10th anniversary of the Aga Khan School in Osh will be celebrated. MP Kanybek Imanaliev, who attended the meeting proposed to open a similar school in Batken oblast.
The sides also exchanged views on cooperation in culture, development projects and pre-secondary education, the press service of the KR reports.
Princess Zahra is the eldest and only daughter of His Highness the Aga Khan, the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
Princess Zahra Aga Khan heads the AKDN’s Social Welfare Department with specific responsibility for health, education and built environment issues in the developing world. These include Aga Khan Education Services, an AKDN agency, which operates more than250schools and advanced educational programmes in South and Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East since the 1950s.