28 Aug 2009 19:30

Kyrgyz govt determined to resolve problem of meat exports to neighboring states

BISHKEK. Aug 28 (Interfax) - The Kyrgyz government plans to resolve the problem of meat exports to Russia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan by September 20, the Kyrgyz government press service reported on Friday.

"First Deputy Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov has instructed the Foreign Ministry and the State Veterinary Department to resolve the problem of meat exports from Kyrgyzstan by September 20," it said.

The Kyrgyz government also plans to toughen veterinary control over vaccination of domestic livestock, which is "directly related to exports of livestock produce to Russia and neighboring states," it said.

"Our main goal is to provide favorable conditions for further development of the cattle breading sector and render state support to the businesses exporting meat and dairy products to neighboring states," Babanov said.

"Specialists from Russia and Kazakhstan will come to Kyrgyzstan in the near future to examine the epizootic situation," it said.

Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan had imposed a moratorium on imports of Kyrgyz meat products several years ago.