First UK trade mission to visit Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK (TCA) — From February 27 through March 1, the United Kingdom undertakes its first historical Trade Mission to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Sixteen UK companies are going to meet with representatives of Kyrgyz businesses, ministries and international organizations in Kyrgyzstan. The delegation of UK companies is being led by British Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Robin Ord-Smith and Nigel Peters, Director of London based consultancy firm British Expertise, the British Embassy in Bishkek said.

The delegation is represented by companies practicing international projects, focused on assistance in improving systems of technical and vocational education, design and delivery of engineering solutions for road construction, water supply and rural communities’ protection from natural disasters.

The trade delegation will meet with representatives of the Kyrgyz Government, Ministry of Economy, Agency for Investment and Export Promotion of Kyrgyzstan, Chamber of Commerce, heads of educational institutions and local businessmen. The event is aimed to establish stronger relations around education reforms, infrastructure development, standardisation and branding of tourism sector.

This will be the first ever UK trade delegation to Kyrgyzstan for all the time of bilateral relations between the two countries. “Diverse and busy programme is a drive to strengthen partnership between British businesses and Kyrgyzstan. This event ideally highlights celebration of 25 years of bilateral relations between the countries,” the British Ambassador said.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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