Turkey donates $21 mln-aid to Kyrgyzstan

The agreement on the donation was signed during a ceremony held on Saturday as part of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's one-day visit to Kyrgyzstan.

Turkey donates $21 mln-aid to Kyrgyzstan

Turkey has extended a 21 million USD financial aid to Kyrgyzstan.

The agreement on the donation was signed during a ceremony held on Saturday as part of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's one-day visit to Kyrgyzstan.

Davutoglu, who arrived in Kyrgyzstan early on Saturday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Roza Otunbayeva as the interim president of the country, met with Almazbek Atambayev, first deputy head of the Kyrgyz interim government in Bishkek.

Holding a press conference following their tete-a-tete meeting, the two officials announced that Turkey would provide a 21 million USD financial aid to Kyrgyzstan.

Officials said 10 million USD of such figure would be monetary aid, while 11 million USD would be through the construction activities to be carried out by the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) in Kyrgyzstan's southern region.

Speaking at the press conference, Davutoglu said Turkey had sent nearly 63 tons of aid materials and an ambulance since the beginning of the clashes in Kyrgyzstan in April.

Pointing to Turkey's latest 21 million USD donation, Davutoglu said, "We will display efforts to help our Kyrgyz and Uzbek brothers in Osh and Jalalabad provinces to get back their houses as soon as possible".

Expressing Turkey's support to Kyrgyzstan, Davutoglu said his country believed that Kyrgyzstan would get over these difficult times and re-gain its confidence and stability soon.

"Turkey will make all the necessary contributions to help stability be established between brother states in Central Asia," Davutoglu also said.

Delivering a speech at the conference, Atambayev said that Turkey always stood by Kyrgyzstan.

"Turks are real brothers of the Kyrgyz people. They never left us alone and they always supported us at good and bad times," Atambayev said.

After the press conference, Davutoglu and Atambayev signed the agreement envisaging a 21 million USD donation from Turkey to Kyrgyzstan.

Upon completing his talks, Turkish Foreign Minister departed from the Kyrgyz capital for Turkey in the evening.


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