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Atambaev Finishing Mideast Tour With Qatar Visit

  • RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev is completing a weeklong Middle East tour with a visit to Doha, Qatar.

The Kyrgyz presidential press service says Atambaev signed a decree on December 8 to establish an embassy in the Gulf state's capital, Doha.

The decree states that work on establishing an embassy should be completed within one month.

Atambaev signed a similar degree last week to open an embassy in Abu Dhabi during a visit to the United Arab Emirates.

Atambaev is expected to meet with top Qatari officials on December 8 to discuss bilateral economic, trade, and transportation issues.

Atambaev's visit took him to Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., and Qatar -- three countries where thousands of Kyrgyz are working.

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