Kyrgyzstan: free economic zone in border area to be created with Uzbekistan

A telephone conversation took place between the acting Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Artem Novikov and the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov. Artem Novikov thanked for the humanitarian assistance provided by the Government of Uzbekistan as part of measures to counter the spread of coronavirus infection. During the conversation, the parties discussed issues of…

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Kyrgyzstan: hospital for 200 patients built in Batken region at expense of Uzbekistan

Construction of a new Infectious Diseases Hospital from lightweight structures has begun in Batken region, press service of the Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government in the region reports. The construction will be completed within 10 days at the expense of neighboring Uzbekistan. The medical facility will be equipped with the necessary medical…

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Ukraine: defense industry reform under threat

Ukroboronprom, Ukraine’s state-owned defense concern, has released a public appeal to the President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Denysh Shmyhal, National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov, and Rada Defense Committee Chair Oleksandr Zavitnevych, voicing “concern regarding the curtailment of Ukraine’s defense industry reform and interference into its economic activities by the Ministry of Strategic…

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