Meeting of UN Resident Coordinator with Acting Prime Minister
On 2 December, 2020, UN Resident Coordinator Ozonnia Ojielo met with Acting Prime Minister, First Vice Prime Minister Artyom Novikov.
The Acting Prime Minister expressed gratitude for the United Nation’s support to the efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He thanked the UN for the assistance in the areas of electoral process, water supply and irrigation, as well as strengthening the environmental agenda in the country.
Acting Prime Minister confirmed the commitments of the Government to fulfil its international obligations in line with the UN Charter, including through conducting transparent and inclusive elections in accordance with the international best practices. He noted that the COVID-19 response, socio-economic stabilizations, and reforms remain as important priorities for the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The UN Resident Coordinator Ozonnia Ojielo and the Acting Prime Minister Artyom Novikov also discussed plans for the economic governance and public administration reforms potentially benefitting from international expertise. They exchanged ideas on the implementation of a range of commitments of the Government, agreed upon including as part of the Development Partners Coordination Council (DPCC) in the Kyrgyz Republic.
The UN Resident Coordinator restated the UN’s commitment to supporting the government and the people of the Kyrgyz Republic in their national development agenda, and expressed confidence in continuous dialogue with the Government.