12 Jul 2010 15:13

Russia to grant extra $10 million, diesel fuel to Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK. July 12 (Interfax) - Russia will give another $10 million grant to Kyrgyzstan, a representative of the Kyrgyz interim government told Interfax on Monday.

Kyrgyz first deputy interim chief Almazbek Atambayev discussed "a broad range of bilateral issues" in Moscow on July 10-11, he said.

"Bearing in mind the situation in Kyrgyzstan, the Russian government approved an additional grant of $10 million for Kyrgyzstan," he said. "Russia also confirmed sending 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel and 1,500 tonnes of wheat seeds within a month."

There is a preliminary agreement on lifting duties on fuel and lubricants delivered to Kyrgyzstan, which will considerably cut gasoline and diesel fuel prices in that country, the source said.

The Russian government approved a $20 million grant and a $30 million preferential loan for Kyrgyzstan in April 2010.