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Kyrgyz President Cancels UN Trip Due To Heart Problems

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev will remain under medical supervision for "some time."

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has canceled a trip to New York to attend the UN General Assembly after suffering chest pains during the flight, his press service said.

The press service said that the Kyrgyz leader began complaining of "chest pains" as his plane made a stopover in Istanbul on the way to New York.

He was examined and attended to by doctors.

His press service said that "according to the doctors' preliminary conclusion" Atambaev was found to have symptoms of heart problems.

Atambaev, 60, is currently in Turkey.

His press service said he would remain under medical supervision for "some time."

The Kyrgyz delegation to New York will be led by Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev.

With reporting by AFP