Kabar News
9 July 2004


His Highness Aga Khan Kerim IV together with his brother His Highness Prince Amin Aga Khan have arrived in Kyrgyzstan on an official visit. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Nikolai Tanaev has met him at the airport. A ceremony of laying foundation of the University of Central Asia took place in Naryn today. Opening this event, Naryn Governor Askar Salymbekov said Kyrgyz President Askar Akaev and His Highness Aga Khan, whose fund financing the project, could not attend the ceremony because of weather conditions.

The guest will pay visit to Issykkul province, where will take place international conference “Sustainable Tourism Development in Issykkul Region”. The general scheme of development of region’s health resort-recreational zone will be shown to guests during the international conference.

President of Kyrgyzstan A. Akaev, Prime minister N. Tanaev, Head of the Office of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Nakano Satoshi, Minister of Finance Bolot Abildaev will take part in the conference. Aga Khan IV (Prince Karim al Huseini-shah), the elder son of Prince Ali Han was born 1936, December 13 in Geneva. He became the 49th –imam of Ismailits. He studied at Harvard University, his major was the Eastern history.

Honored Crown title Aga Khan was given by the Persian shah to the 46th imam of ismailits at the beginning of the 21st century. Imamat ismailits, which heads by Aga Khan do not take part in political trends, they preach the respect of human heritage and confirmation of agreement among nations. The Aga Khan organization spends on non-commercial projects about 100 million US dollars per year.
Kabar News
9 July 2004

“Development strategy of Issykkul to become powerful locomotive to develop other regions of Kyrgyzstan”: A. Akaev

International conference entitled “Development strategy of health-resort zone of Issykkul region” has opened today in Cholponata. President of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akaev, Prince Aga Khan Kerim IV, Prince Amin Aga Khan, Prime Minister Nikolai Tanaev, Head of the JICA Office in Kyrgyzstan Nakano Satoshi attended the conference.

Concerning goals of the conference, A. Akaev emphasized that it is regular step in development of tourism in Issykkul. Tourism to serve as powerful impulse for economic advancement of our country, and we should place Kyrgyzstan abreast known tourist’s region in the world”, - said the head of the state. “Our main task to become changing regions to health-resort zone with a duration of tourist’s season for 6-7 months in a year. “I am sure the implementation of development strategy of Issykkul to become powerful locomotive to develop other regions of Kyrgyzstan”, - said A. Akaev.
Kabar News 9 July 2004

Second international conference on sustainable tourism development in Issykkul takes place in Cholponata

The second international conference “Sustainable Tourism Development in Issykkyl Region” takes place in the town of Cholponata, Issykkul. According to press service of the Finance Ministry of Kyrgyzstan, Prince Aga Khan Kerim IV, Prince Amin Aga Khan, President of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akaev, Prime Minister Nikolai Tanaev, JICA Head in Kyrgyzstan Nakano Satoshi, Finance Minister Bolot Abildaev, heads of ministries and departments of Kyrgyzstan are attending the conference.

The goals and tasks of the second conference will be declared during the conference. After that the participants to confirm organizational structure of tourism development project, co-ordinate members and its circles of powers.

Finance Minister Bolot Abildaev will deliver a speech to present capabilities of financing, attracting donors aid and grant to develop sustainable tourism in Issykkul. Chairman of the State Committee on Tourism, Sport and Youth Policy Okmotbek Almakuchukov will inform participants on marketing tourism development strategy of Kyrgyzstan.

JICA Head N. Satoshi will present results of searching general scheme of development of health-resort zone in Issykkyl. Later, the candidature for the post of project’s director-general will be considered at the Consultative Council, and the date to conduct next conference will be discussed.
Kabar News
9 July 2004

New CIS Executive Secretary V. Rushailo will meet with officials of Kyrgyzstan in Issykkul

Bishkek, July 9. (KABAR). New CIS Executive Secretary Vladimir Rushailo arrived in Bishkek yesterday evening. His main task during the trip to states of CIS is to talk with the heads of CIS countries, including President of Kyrgyzstan. V. Rushailo told journalists about his intentions at the “Manas” Airport that he intends to meet with President A. Akaev, Prime Minister N. Tanaev and Foreign Minister A. Aitmatov. For this purpose, he is going to Issykkul, Cholponata, where will have meetings with President A. Akaev and Prime Minister N. Tanaev. V. Rushailo answering to journalist’s questions said that the CIS countries need the searching of new methods against terrorism, drugs, criminals and illegal weapon circulation. The main subject in the course of these meetings will be the same problems as above-mentioned. Besides, he intends to discuss the agenda’s issues of upcoming autumn sessions of the heads of states, heads of governments and foreign ministers. CIS Executive Secretary arrived in Bishkek after visiting Dushanbe, where he met with Tajik President E. Rahmonov and Prime Minister A. Akilov. V. Rushailo is planning to have a short rest in Issykkul. After that he will return to Moscow. President of Kyrgyzstan A. Akaev and Prime Minister N. Tanaev are in Cholponata, where they together with Prince Aga Khan will take part in international investment summit

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