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Erbol Sultanbaev: Sadyr Japarov traveled to USA by private jet for free

President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov traveled to the U.S. by a Bombardier Global Express XRS for free. Erbol Sultanbaev, spokesman for the head of state, wrote on Facebook.

According to him, against the background of the events taking place at the border, Sadyr Japarov at the last moment decided to personally take part in the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

«The President decided to tell the world truthfully and objectively about the situation at the border. His flight on this plane became a topic for heated discussion. With this in mind, I would like to clarify. I said at the beginning of the year that a new aircraft would be purchased for foreign trips,» the spokesman wrote.

We (the delegation from Kyrgyzstan headed by Sadyr Japarov. — Note of 24.kg news agency) traveled to USA for free in test mode. The Kyrgyz side paid only for fuel. If everything suits the Kyrgyz side, then this aircraft will be leased.

Erbol Sultanbaev

«The aircraft will be intended for foreign trips with small delegations. Expenses of this aircraft are less than that of Tu-154. In addition, Tu-154 consumes a lot of fuel, it will not reach Europe and the USA. This aircraft also has exhausted all its resources. There is no final decision on the acquisition of Bombardier Global Express XRS yet,» he added.

The President Sadyr Japarov traveled to the United States to attend the UN General Assembly in New York by a private business jet. The cost of renting the aircraft per hour starts from €6,400 euros. Flight time from Bishkek to New York is 16 hours 5 minutes. It turns out that a one-way flight cost more than €100,000.