KSA, Kyrgyzstan to sign 5 major agreements

KSA, Kyrgyzstan to sign 5 major agreements
Updated 30 November 2014

KSA, Kyrgyzstan to sign 5 major agreements

KSA, Kyrgyzstan to sign 5 major agreements

In a move to boost bilateral links, Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan have agreed to sign five major agreements during the visit of Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, who arrives here on Tuesday.
“The agreements include a cooperation accord in the aviation sector and an avoidance of double taxation treaty,” said Aibek Toktobolotov, spokesman of the Kyrgyz Embassy, on Saturday.
During his maiden visit to the Kingdom, the president will hold talks with senior Saudi officials on prospects of bilateral relations in political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, he added. The Kyrgyz president will also visit the UAE and Qatar during his regional tour, said a statement released by the Kyrgyz Department of Information Policy Office. “Several bilateral accords will be signed during the presidential visit with an aim to boost cooperation in trade, economic and investment fields,” said the statement.
“Atambayev’s visits to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar will be the first high-level visits in the history of Kyrgyzstan, and are intended to give a new impetus to the development of bilateral relations,” it added.
The Kingdom is also working to forge closer ties in different fields with Kyrgyzstan, a member of the Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said. Muslims are the largest religious group in the central Asian republic, representing about 85 percent of the total population. It is worthy of note that the Kingdom has requested four hectares of land from Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek for the construction of an Islamic Cultural Center.
The center which will include a school, a mosque, a gymnasium, a conference room and other amenities will be entirely funded by the Kingdom. On the other hand, Saudi Arabia has also finalized plans to build a logistics center in Kyrgyzstan to ensure the supply of quality meat to the Kingdom and enhance cooperation in the field of agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries.