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ADB President to meet leaders of Central Asian states

31.10.2007, 15:30 3549

Astana. October 31. Kazakhstan Today - The first official visit of the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Haruhiko Kuroda to the Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will begin on November 5, the agency reports referring to ADB press service.

In each country H. Kuroda will meet the leaders of the states and the officials to discuss the programs of ADB partnership, important role of regional cooperation in further development of the Central Asian states and decrease the level of poverty in the region.

"The necessity of cooperation between Central Asian states is obvious. Cooperation becomes an essential factor for strengthening economy and increase of standard of living of people in the countries of the region with small population, having significant distance from the world markets," H. Kuroda considers.

"Owing to the neighborhood with promptly developing markets of the Chinese National Republic, India and Russia, having huge demands for power resources, and due to extending transit corridor to the sea through Afghanistan, Central Asia obtains good potential of development due to its strategic location.

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