On May 28, 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Chingiz Aidarbekov, met with the Head of the Representative Office of the Aga Khan Development Organization (AKDN) in the Kyrgyz Republic, Shamsh Kassim-Lakha.
The parties discussed issues of cooperation and promising areas of interaction between Kyrgyzstan and AKDN, in particular, in the socio-economic sphere, in the field of education, healthcare, and the development of small and medium-sized businesses.
It was noted that ongoing AKDN programs in the Kyrgyz Republic aimed at supporting the development of mountain regions contribute to the implementation of the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov on declaring 2020 the Year of Regional Development, Digitalization and Support for Children.
Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov expressed hope that AKDN projects and programs will continue to contribute to the sustainable development of the Kyrgyz Republic.
“Diplomatic Dialogues” with Dr. Shamsh Kassim Lakha
Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network to the Kyrgyz Republic, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Central Asia, was the guest speaker at a “Diplomatic Dialogues” event on December 18th 2019 in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). It was organised and moderated by Daniar Amanaliev, Co-Founder of the ololo group.
Video courtesy: University of Central Asia (YouTube)