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Kyrgyzstan asks Great Britain to resume air communication with republic

Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Japarov met with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of Great Britain David Cameron as part of his working trip to London (UK). The press service of the Cabinet reported.

Akylbek Japarov noted the importance of active continuation of joint work to establish business contacts between British importers and exporters of Kyrgyzstan. He emphasized that Kyrgyzstan is actively working to attract foreign investors.

«In our opinion, investors may be interested in Kyrgyzstan’s favorable location on the way of logistic routes between China and continental Europe, hydropower potential, availability of recreational resources for tourism, as well as the availability of mineral resource base such as gold and certain types of valuable and rare natural resources. To date, Kyrgyzstan has created a favorable investment climate, and the guarantee itself is clearly reflected in the Constitution of our country,» the head of the Cabinet said.

Akylbek Japarov also hopes that the number of seasonal workers from Kyrgyzstan in the UK will grow.

After all, the experience of recruiting employees for agricultural work has already been positive.

The head of the Cabinet of Ministers also reminded of the agreement between the UK and Kyrgyzstan in terms of air communication dated December 8, 1994. Previously, British airlines operated regular flights between London and Bishkek. But since 2013 the flights have stopped.

«In recent years, the number of our working citizens, undergraduate and postgraduate students in the UK has been increasing, as well as the tourist flow both from and to Kyrgyzstan. Given these circumstances, we ask for assistance in considering at the governmental level the issue of resuming regular air traffic between our countries,» Akylbek Japarov said.

David Cameron said that the British authorities were interested in intensifying bilateral cooperation, and expressed confidence that the implementation of previously reached agreements and new agreements of the two countries would be at a high level.