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Cihan Sultanoglu praises KR's contribution to conservation of snow leopard

President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev yesterday, August 23, received Assistant Secretary General of the UN Cihan Sultanoglu.

According to the presidential press service, during the meeting they discussed issues of the country’s cooperation with the UN system and prospects for further interaction, including in the context of implementing the long-term sustainable development strategy of Kyrgyzstan for the period up to 2040 and the digital transformation program «Taza Koom.»

Almazbek Atambayev thanked Cihan Sultanoglu for coming to Kyrgyzstan to participate in the Forum on conservation of the snow leopard and its ecosystems, expressing the hope that the forum will contribute to the conservation of biodiversity in the range countries.

Cihan Sultanoglu noted that UNDP will support the forum and stressed that Kyrgyzstan, which initiates this event for the second time, makes a notable contribution not only to the preservation of snow leopard population, but also contributes to mitigating the effects of climate change in the world.

She noted that during the years of Almazbek Atambayev’s presidency the progress in the social and economic development of Kyrgyzstan, strengthening of democracy, holding of fair elections, the rule of law, fighting corruption and peace-building is noticeable. «You leave good heritage,» Cihan Sultanoglu said.