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Withdrawal of Kyrgyz airlines from EU black list discussed in Brussels

Withdrawal of Kyrgyz airlines from the EU black list was discussed in Brussels. Press service of the Foreign Affairs Ministry reported.

According to it, the discussion took place within the framework of a working visit of the Deputy Foreign Minister Aibek Moldogaziev to Brussels. He held a number of meetings with representatives of the European Commission and the European External Action Service.

An exchange of views took place at a meeting with the Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service Enrique Mora on issues of political cooperation.

The Deputy Minister discussed joint plans and activities within the framework of the regional partnership with the EU Special Representative for Central Asia Terhi Hakala.

The agenda of the meeting with the Managing Director of the European External Action Service Michael Siebert also included important issues that are under the supervision of the foreign affairs agencies.

The parties discussed export of agricultural products to the EU with the leadership of the Directorate-General of the European Commission for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) and with the leadership of the Directorate-General of the European Commission for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) they outlined further practical steps to accelerate the withdrawal of Kyrgyz airlines blacklisted by the European Union.

At a meeting with the Director for Innovation, Digital Education and International Cooperation of the European Commission the parties considered the possibilities of expanding cooperation within the framework of the new Erasmus + program, the El Umutu scholarship of the President of Kyrgyzstan, as well as in terms of building the capacity of higher educational institutions in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Meeting with the leadership of the Directorate-General of the European Commission for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets (DG FISMA) was held taking into account the indirect impact of sanctions on the economy of Kyrgyzstan. With the leadership of the Directorate-General of the European Commission for Trade (DG Trade), the parties discussed the issues of further building up trade cooperation and extending the terms and effective use of the Generalized System of Preferences + (GSP +), which allows import of more than 6,000 items of goods duty-free into the EU.

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