The event was organized by Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Kyrgyzstan and Omsk, Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the Kyrgyz Republic and Authorized Representative Offices of the President of the Republic in Chui and Kyrgyzstan regions. ‘Osh. A large delegation from the Russian region “where they love business” came to the country. These words were published on the personal page of one of the popular messengers of the first deputy chairman of the government of the Omsk region, Dmitry Ushakov, who also participated in the forum.
On the day the delegation was in the southern capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, Dmitry Ushakov wrote: “Today we have a trade mission to the Osh region, one of the largest and most developed regions economically of the republic. Entrepreneurs of Omsk and Kyrgyzstan will hold negotiations. In addition to the economic direction, we are strengthening inter-university cooperation – Osh State University and Omsk State Medical University signed a cooperation agreement. Last year we showed that our relations with Kyrgyzstan are developing rapidly. The Republic is among the top ten foreign economic partners of the Omsk region.”
In Osh, the Russians met with the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic in the region Elchibek Dzhantaev and the mayor of the city Bakytbek Zhetigenov. As noted by Dmitry Ushakov, during the interviews they discussed an increase in the supply of fruits, vegetables and berries in the Omsk region.
“In return, we are ready to provide agricultural machinery, meat and dairy products. We will prepare an agreement between the government of the Omsk region and the representative office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic in the region of Osh. We will ensure interaction not only in trade and economic, but also in social and humanitarian spheres. During a meeting with the mayor, a proposal was received regarding the establishment of the trading house “Osh” in Omsk. proposal is good, it will increase the number of directly supplies fruit to our region. The first harvests are already underway in Kyrgyzstan. By the time the snow has melted, the first strawberries have already arrived on the shelves here. We will work so that ‘they also quickly come to our market,’ Dmitry Ushakov wrote in a messenger.
From Osh, the guests arrived in Bishkek, where a large meeting of representatives of business circles of Omsk and the republic took place in one of the city hotels. The Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Chui region Kanat Dzhumagaziev, the heads of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Kyrgyzstan and the Omsk region Temir Sariev and Olga Fedulova, the Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the Republic Aynur Samanov and other officials addressed the forum participants.
According to Temir Sariev, negotiations with Russian companies wishing to open production in Kyrgyzstan have been taking place daily lately. “Previously, Russia developed economic cooperation with the West, but the sanctions changed everything. Now the flow of raw materials, investments go to Asia. Kyrgyzstan has a unique chance to use this situation, given the the country’s participation in the EAEU and the fact that Russia is our strategic partner”, – he said.
As noted by Ainur Samanov, companies of the Russian Federation are interested in the markets of Central Asian countries, including Kyrgyzstan, as evidenced by the multiplication of events with the participation of entrepreneurs from both countries. “The trade office is ready to help Russian companies in the republic and Kyrgyz companies wishing to enter Russia,” he stressed.
And after the end of the official part, Russian and Kyrgyz entrepreneurs had the opportunity to communicate with each other, for which, in principle, this event took place.
In total, according to the organizers, about 200 companies participated in the business forum held in Bishkek and Osh. Manufacturers of agricultural machinery, instruments and equipment for rail transport, light industry products, food products, oilseed exporters, as well as representatives of education and science, medical equipment suppliers came from the Russian Federation to the Kyrgyz Republic.
As a result of the meetings held within the framework of the forum, dozens of various documents were signed – contracts, memoranda, protocols of intentions. So, for example, it was decided to open joint ventures in Kyrgyzstan for the production of equipment and spare parts for rail transport and for the supply of medical equipment to the republic.
Negotiations were held on possible trials of Omsk grain varieties in the fields of the Chui and Issyk-Kul regions of the Kyrgyz Republic. Representatives of Kyrgyzstan’s agricultural sector have expressed interest in improving the skills of their workers in Omsk. Documents were signed on the supply of wheat, bran and flour, eggs and lagman noodles to the republic, as well as the export from Kyrgyzstan of raw materials for the production of asparagus and funchose.
Summarizing the forum, Kyrgyz Republic Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Temir Sariev told RG correspondent: “First of all, we hope that entrepreneurs participating in the event will find partners for develop their business. Omsk is one of the closest Russian cities to Kyrgyzstan “, which can provide a lot to the republic. In return, we can export agricultural and clothing products and offer the possibility of opening joint ventures that will produce products for the needs of Russia, Kyrgyzstan and the third of the countries.”
Bakyt Torobaev, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic
Interregional cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Russia always remains at the center of the attention of the heads of the two states. We have good developments and good plans in the field of investment. The main priorities for cooperation in this area are the agro-industrial sector, green economy, digitalisation, energy and infrastructure development. For these purposes, we are ready to use the potential of the Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund. Considering the success of the Omsk region in the field of agriculture, especially in the production of cereals, we are interested in the import of wheat and seeds of agricultural crops, the training of personnel and the exchange of experiences. In turn, the Kyrgyz Republic has great opportunities for exporting dried fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products, as well as textiles to the Omsk region.
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