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China's Ethnic Kyrgyz To Aid Farmers In Southern Kyrgyzstan


OSH, Kyrgyzstan -- China's ethnic Kyrgyz community has agreed to assist farmers in southern Kyrgyzstan's Osh region, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

Officials in the Kyzylsu-Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous region agreed on June 19 to help farmers construct a chain of vegetable greenhouses in the Osh region.

The governor of China's Kyzylsu-Kyrgyz Prefecture, Parkhat Turdu, told RFE/RL that the agreement was reached in talks in Osh between Osh Oblast officials and ethnic Kyrgyz officials and businessmen from Xinjiang.

The Kyzylsu-Kyrgyz Prefecture delegation arrived in Osh on June 17.

Turdu said his government has allocated 200,000 yuan ($30,800) for the project.

There are over 250,000 ethnic Kyrgyz living in China's Xinjiang Province, the majority of whom reside in the Kyzylsu-Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture near the Chinese-Kyrgyz border.

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