BISHKEK, Kyrygyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s president asked Friday for financial aid from international institutions to minimize the effects of coronavirus outbreak on the country’s economy and budget.

According to a statement by the presidential press office, Kyrgyz leader Sooronbay Jeenbekov held separate meetings with the regional and country representatives of the European Union, World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Asian Development Bank at presidential palace.

Jeenbekov asked for financial aid from the international institutions, stating that the outbreak has negative impacts on the country’s economy and there is a risk of not being able to afford the main items

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