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Sooronbai Jeenbekov tells about importance of cooperation with Russia in Naryn

«Russia is our ally and strategic partner, one of the close and trusted friendly countries,» said Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov at the opening of a sports complex built in Naryn city by Gazprom company.

According to the head of state, Kyrgyzstan has «one fate and one story with Russia». Today, the most important investor of Kyrgyzstan is the Russian Federation. During meetings with Vladimir Putin, the head of Kyrgyzstan each time discusses the strengthening of social, economic, trade, cultural and humanitarian relations. Much more joint projects will be implemented in the future.

«Gazprom, which provides Kyrgyzstan with fuel and lubricants, natural gas, has invested more than 30 billion soms in the country since the beginning of its activities in the republic, has paid taxes of more than 42 billion soms. About 10,000 Kyrgyz citizens work in various structures of the company. Gazprom has built a sports complex in almost every region. A modern school is being built in Bishkek with all the conditions for 960 students,» the president told.

In addition, Sooronbai Jeenbekov noted the large-scale work of the Russian company in implementing the master plan for supply of Kyrgyzstan with gas until 2030. The company plans to supply 60 percent of the territory of Kyrgyzstan with gas, providing blue fuel to over 400 settlements of the republic.

«Gazprom’s activities in Kyrgyzstan have a positive impact on the development of the country’s economy. I am confident that our fruitful cooperation and effective partnership will continue,» stressed Sooronbai Jeenbekov.