Kyrgyz prime minister vows to support exporters

BISHKEK (TCA) — Support of exporters is a priority for the Kyrgyz government, Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov said on May 30 at the meeting of the Council for Development of Business and Investment under the Kyrgyz Government.

The meeting was attended by representatives of business associations and donor organizations, and discussed factors that restrain the export and government measures to support it, the Government’s press service said.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the Council should become an effective platform for dialogue between the government and business community.

“The Government continues active collaboration with business to ensure steady economic growth and increase in the population’s wellbeing,” he said. “Today, when the first four months of 2016 saw a decline in business activity, the state can solve these tasks only in a close cooperation with business. I want to assure all the entrepreneurs that your voice will be heard and proposals taken into account.”  

The Prime Minister said that all government bodies must strictly fulfill decisions made by the Council.

“We will be taking measures against heads of ministries and government agencies that ignore decisions made for the good of business. Special attention should be paid to supporting companies that produce for export. We must provide the maximum support to exporters. For this purpose we will continue providing long-term low-interest loans for exporters,” Jeenbekov said.    

In conclusion, the Prime Minister called on the business community for an open dialogue, saying that he is ready to regularly meet with them to quickly solve their problems.

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