Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced 30 million dollars in aid to Kyrgyzstan during his visit, one of Moscow’s key economic and military allies in the region.
The Kremlin’s adviser, Yuri Oshakov, said in a statement quoted by the Moscow Times that the government decided in March to grant 30 million dollars of non-refundable aid to Kyrgyzstan to support the Bishkek budget at the request of the Kyrgyz government.
Moscow and Bishkek signed a 1.2-billion-dollar agreement to invest in mineral resources exploration ahead of Putin’s visit to the country. Thirty bilateral agreements.
The Kremlin adviser pointed out that Russia has announced the extension of amnesty for immigrants from Kyrgyzstan who violated immigration laws.
Putin arrived in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Sunday for a one-day visit, during which he will sign a new document on the status of the Russian military base in the country.