BISHKEK, February 10 (Itar-Tass) —— Kyrgyzstan is open for Russian investments, the republic’s Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov said during a meeting with the president of Russia’s association of agricultural machinery producers /Rosagromash/ Konstantin Babkin, Kyrgyzstan’s governmental press service reported on Friday.
Kyrgyzstan is also interested in cooperation with Russian counterparts “in all spheres of mutual interest,” he said. “Our agriculture traditionally was using Russian agricultural machinery, which is famous for its high quality; and we are interested in its leasing supplies.”
Leasing of Russia’s agricultural machinery in Kyrgyzstan’s market may improve the bilateral cooperation, the prime minister said. Following the meeting, Babanov orders Kyrgyzstan’s authorities “to establish close contacts” with Rosagromash and “to structure supplies of Russia’s agricultural machinery.”
Russia is Kyrgyzstan’s major trade and economic partner with the annual trade turnover between the countries of about 1.5 billion dollars, official sources report.