Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan and head of National Bank of Switzerland discuss prospects for development of cooperation

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Bishkek, May 11, 2018. / Kabar. / Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Muhammedkaliy Abylgaziev met today with Chairman of the National Bank of Switzerland Thomas Jordan, the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported.

The head of government noted that Kyrgyzstan attaches great importance to the further development of bilateral relations between the two countries.

"For 25 years, Kyrgyzstan has felt the support provided by the Swiss side in various directions, including financial ones. We know about successful projects implemented in the republic with your help, as well as close interaction with the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic. There is much in common between our countries and we will continue to build our relations in the spirit of trust and friendship," Abylgaziev assured.

The Prime Minister especially emphasized that the Government of the country, within the framework of the Year of Regional Development announced by the decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, is aimed to make the main emphasis on improving social and economic indicators in regions.

"In the country, about 70% of the population lives in rural areas. One of our main tasks for today is to create all the necessary conditions for a comfortable life for people living in the regions. Our actions will be aimed at creating jobs in the regions of the republic and reducing migration, developing agriculture, industrial production," Abylgaziev said.

At the same time, the head of government stressed that the development of the tourist industry is no less important direction, which the Government is focusing on with a great prospect for the future.

In turn, the chairman of the National Bank of Switzerland noted the relevance of the tasks set by the government. He noted that the Government's strategy is very convincing and has a clear position.

"I am glad that my visit coincided with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Kyrgyz Som. Over 25 years of cooperation with the National Bank, a number of successful joint projects have been implemented, in connection with which I would like to note the qualified staff of the Bank. Our bilateral relations with Kyrgyzstan are characterized by a high dynamics of development, which need not be stopped. Speaking about the projects being implemented, I want to note that we are not limited to cooperation with the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic. When developing and implementing projects, we carefully consider each of them so that in the future it will be successfully implemented," Jordan said.

During the meeting, the sides also discussed a wide range of issues of Kyrgyz-Swiss bilateral cooperation and prospects for its development.

In the end, Abylgaziev invited Jordan to take part in the opening ceremony of the Third World Nomad Games on Sept. 2 this year in Issyk-Kul.

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