UAE-Kyrgyzstan hold first Joint Economic Committee meeting

BISHKEK, 16th March, 2019 (WAM) — The UAE-Kyrgyzstan Joint Economic Committee’s first meeting was held in Bishkek today and co-chaired by Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, and Zhenish Razakov, Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan.

High on the meeting’s agenda are several programmes and mechanisms to boost cooperation in 13 vital sectors, including trade, investment, Halal industry, financial services, industrial cooperation, SMEs, innovation, technology, agriculture and animal resources, transport and civil aviation, tourism, education and renewable energy.

Attending from the UAE side were Mohammed Hareb Balrassa, UAE’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Economy for Economic Affairs, and a number of officials.

Bilateral trade between the UAE and Kyrgyzstan reached US$310 million in 2017.

WAM/Hassan Bashir


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