World Bulletin / News Desk
Kyrgyzstan is preparing for the "2nd Summit meeting of Turkic Council" to take place in its capital of Bishkek on Thursday.
In a press conference held on Tuesday, the Spokesperson for the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry, Nurjigit Kadirbekov said that the summit would be attended by the presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
A meeting of foreign ministers of the four countries will take place on Wednesday prior to the summit, Kadirbekov underlined.
Touching on Kyrgyz-Turkish relations, Kadirbekov said that Turkey was the first country to recognize the independence of Kyrgyzstan.
Between 1992 and 2012, Turkey provided more than 450 million USD to Kyrgyztan, Kadirbekov said.
"The Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA) have provided 30 million USD to various projects in Kyrgyzstan in the last 20 years. In 2011, the Turkish government provided a grant of 20 million USD to the government of Kyrgyzstan. Turkey also provided 11 million USD for projects in southern Kyrgyzstan. Turkey decided to cancel 51 million USD of debt that Kyrgyzstan owed to Turkey," Kadirbekov noted.
"In the last 13 years, Turkey provided military technical assistance worth 4.4 million USD. Turkey will make financial contributions to efforts to make reforms in the Kyrgyz Armed Forces," Kadirbekov also said.
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