Turkish PM to visit Kyrgyzstan
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a two-day official visit to Kyrgyzstan on February 1, TRT reported.
This will be the first high level visit to Kyrgyzstan after the Central Asian country was able to form a government.
Prime Minister Erdogan will meet in Kyrgyzstan his opposite number Almazbek Atambayev at bilateral and interdelegational talks. Turkish Premier will also have talks with Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva and Parliament Speaker Ahkmatbek Keldibekov, and address the Kyrgyz Assembly.
Erdogan will attend a Business Forum, meet Turkish and Kyrgyz students at Manas University, and inaugurate the new building of Turkey's Bishkek Embassy.
A crowded delegation, which will include State Minister Zafer Chaglayan, National Defense Minister Vejdi Gonul, will accompany Erdogan in his Kyrgyzstan trip.
Around 100 Turkish businessmen are joining Erdogan in his visit, and will assess the business opportunities in Kyrgyzstan in various fields, chiefly in construction materials and electric-electronics.
There are nearly 300 businesses owned by Turks in the Central Asian republic, with Turks' investments totaling up to 1 billion dollars.