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Vice Prime Minister Sultanbekova meets with the delegation of Afghanistan

Bishkek, December 22 / Kabar /. Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Cholpon Sultanbekova met with the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan headed by governor of Badakhshan province Bikzat Ahmad Faisal, the Kyrgyz government’s press service reports.

After welcoming the VicevPrime Minister said that the visit of the delegation will positively affect the development of bilateral relations. She also stressed that at present more than 200 students from Afghanistan study in the universities of Kyrgyzstan, who in the future will contribute to strengthening cooperation between the two countries.

During the meeting the sides discussed issues related to socio-economic status of ethnic Kyrgyz living in the Large and Small Pamir, including problems relating to education, health and food security. They also discussed the possibility of training in Kyrgyzstan the children of ethnic Kyrgyz living in Afghanistan.

Head of the delegation of Afghanistan Bikzat Ahmad Faisal stressed that the issues concerning the improvement of the social situation of ethnic Kyrgyz are one of the most pressing. He said that if the children of the Pamir Kyrgyz can get an education, they will be able to decide themselves many problems in the future.

The Vice Prime Minister said the Kyrgyz side’s readiness to organize the education of children of the Pamir Kyrgyz in Kyrgyzstan.

At present, the Kyrgyz side is making every effort to provide the necessary support and assistance to the ethnic Kyrgyz in the Pamirs.


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