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IFC Regional Vice President Hela Cheikhrouhou to Visit the Kyrgyz Republic

Published: 29 April 2024 г.

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, April 29, 2024—Hela Cheikhrouhou, IFC’s Vice President for the Middle East, Central Asia, Türkiye, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, will visit the Kyrgyz Republic on April 28-29 to highlight IFC's commitment to supporting sustainable development and job creation through increased private sector investments.

Cheikhrouhou will hold talks with senior government officials and private sector players on scaling up IFC’s engagements in the country. The meetings are part of IFC’s broader efforts to increase private sector participation in the economy, attract more private investment, and help businesses deal with a host of economic challenges.

“A dynamic private sector can drive the Kyrgyz Republic’s sustainable productivity growth and create jobs across the country,” said Cheikhrouhou. “IFC will continue to help increase the private sector’s share in the economy by improving access to finance with the focus on women-owned businesses and micro, small, and medium enterprises, developing agribusiness and renewable energy, and bolstering public-private partnerships for infrastructure and energy sector development.”

WHO: Hela Cheikhrouhou, IFC’s Regional Vice President for the Middle East, Central Asia, Türkiye, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

WHEN: April 28-29, 2024

WHERE: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

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