Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin at the meeting with Ulugbek Maripov, head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, noted the importance of creating comfortable conditions for Russian companies to work in Kyrgyzstan.
"Large Russian investors work in Kyrgyzstan in the energy, industrial, mining and information technology sectors. It is important to create comfortable conditions for work including Russian companies and form a favorable business climate, which would be attractive for investors, including those from Russia, to work in Kyrgyzstan," he said.
Mishustin thanked for the warm welcome and organization of the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council. "We cherish the friendship and brotherly relations between the Russians and the Kyrgyz. And, of course, we are interested in the progressive development of our relations and our cooperation in all directions," Mishustin said.
He added that Russia remains one of the leading trade partners of Kyrgyzstan. "According to our data based on the results of six months the mutual trade turnover has increased by 37%, this is compared to January-June 2020 and has already amounted to more than one billion dollars," said the head of the Russian government. He emphasized that the task of the governments is to fill the bilateral cooperation with new content and to launch promising joint projects.
Mishustin also noted the effective work of the Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund. "We give priority to the joint fight against coronavirus infection. Rospotrebnadzor specialists carried out several missions to Kyrgyzstan and humanitarian aid was provided," he added.
Mishustin also recalled that it was decided to increase the frequency of regular flights between Moscow and Bishkek to seven a week and resumed flights from Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk and Grozny - one flight a week. Speaking of humanitarian cooperation in education, he noted that a project to send Russian teachers to schools in Kyrgyzstan is being successfully implemented.
"I would also like to note the great importance of the official status of the Russian language in Kyrgyzstan," Mishustin added.
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