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Deputies think whether agreement with Kazakhstan should be denounced

Kyrgyzstan refuses money from Kazakhstan, but hasn’t yet found alternative sources, Economy Minister Artem Novikov said today at the session of the Parliament.

Deputy Chynybai Tursunbekov asked him whether there would be consequences if the republic refused the assistance. The minister assured that there would be no consequences, since the money was not directed to the budget and was not taken into account.

The certificate states that no expertise is required and there will be no consequences. If we refused money, we must find them. You are really lying. There will be consequences.

Chynybai Tursunbekov

Artem Novikov explained that $ 41 million was planned to be spent on equipment for the State Customs Service, the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service, the Ministry for Emergencies, the Center for Standardization and Metrology, and the Ministry of Agriculture.

Most of the funds are provided for the purchase of equipment for laboratories. Money in the budget-2018 is not provided. We still have to find them. The road map has been extended for two years, so we have time.

Artem Novikov

Vice Speaker Altynay Omurbekova added that Kyrgyzstan is in a hurry to denounce the agreement, since there is no plan «B» and it is not yet clear where the money will come from.