Bishkek, Nov. 10, 2022. /Kabar/. President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov received on Wednesday Beatrice Buffon, Executive Director of Electricite de France, a large state energy company in France.
An exchange of views took place on the prospects for cooperation, investment and implementation of joint projects in the field of energy and renewable energy sources.
The head of state expressed gratitude to the representatives of the company for their interest and intentions to cooperate in such an important direction for the republic as "the development of a green economy."
“The issue of successful and sustainable development of the energy industry is very relevant for the country. The Kyrgyz Republic is currently exploring all the possibilities of new production and highly appreciates the initiatives of the private sector to switch to green energy,” he said.
Drawing attention to the favorable investment climate created in Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Zhaparov noted the readiness of the Kyrgyz side to consider and study the issues of creating additional conditions for attracting investors to the domestic energy industry.
The president confirmed Kyrgyzstan's readiness for active cooperation with French investors.
Beatrice Buffon, thanking for the warm welcome and hospitality, spoke about the activities of Electricite de France, which currently operates in the field of hydropower in 30 countries around the world.
She expressed the interest of the French company in investing in the hydropower sector of Kyrgyzstan, noting that the company intends to apply its experience and is ready to consider the possibility of co-investing in relevant projects.
“We are committed to long-term cooperation,” Beatrice Buffon concluded.