Starting from the first days of his appointment to the position, the Minister of Health and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic, Alymkadyr Beishenaliev, took personal control over the issue of accelerating the opening of Bishkek State Hospital of Kyrgyz-Turkish Friendship. On October 30th, 2020, a meeting was held in Istanbul (Turkey) between the Minister of Health and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic, Alymkadyr Beishenaliev, and the Minister of Health of the Republic of Turkey, Fahrettin Koca, in the course of which the matter of expediting the agreement’s ratification was raised.
Then, on January 10th of the current year, the Minister met with members of the Turkish Parliament in Bishkek. From February 4th to February 7th, 2021, during his working visit to the Republic of Turkey, the minister met with the Deputy Minister of Health of the RT, Halil Eldemir, as well as with Deputy Chairperson of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Celal Adan, and discussed the possibility of expediting the ratification of the agreement on Bishkek State Hospital of Kyrgyz-Turkish Friendship for its full-fledged operation.
Thanks to these negotiations, on February 11th, 2021, the Turkish Parliament approved the draft law of the Republic of Turkey on the ratification of an Agreement between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on the opening, joint management and transfer of Bishkek State Hospital of Kyrgyz-Turkish Friendship, and educating Kyrgyz citizens in the field of medicine and medical specializations in Turkey, which was signed on September 1st, 2018, in Bishkek city.
On February 20th, 2021, the law on ratification was signed by the President of the Republic of Turkey and published on the pages of the official gazette of the Turkish Government.
Currently, the Kyrgyz side is awaiting official notification from the Turkish side via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic on the completion of intragovernmental procedures for ratifying the above stated Agreement.