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Estonia Opened Its First Honorary Consulate in Kyrgyzstan

16.12.2013

On 13 December, Estonia’s first honorary consulate was opened in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, as part of Prime Minister Andrus Ansip’s visit. Estonia’s honorary consul in Kyrgyzstan is Viktor Kryltsov, whose consular region will include all of Kyrgyzstan.

According to Prime Minister Ansip, the opening of an honorary consulate provides Estonia and Kyrgyzstan with a good opportunity to intensify economic relations. “The new honorary consul’s extensive experience in business will certainly benefit Estonian companies who are interested in the Kyrgyz market,” said Ansip. “Also, the honorary consul will be very helpful for Estonian tourists visiting Kyrgyzstan,” added Ansip.

Honorary consul Viktor Kryltsov was born in 1960. He graduated from the Frunze Polytechnic Institute in 1985 with a specialisation in construction engineering. Since 2005 Kryltsov has been the co-owner of a leading construction and real estate development company in Kyrgyzstan. The firm also owns many spas which are popular among tourists near the Issyk Kul lake. Kryltsov speaks Russian and Kyrgyz.

The honorary consulate is located at 5 Office, 3/2 Baltik-Batyr str., Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. The honorary consulate can be reached by phone at: +996 312 512 140 or by e-mail at: viktor.kryltsov@mfa.ee.

Prime Minister Andrus Ansip was on an official visit to Kyrgyzstan on 12-13 December. The objective of the visit was to discuss with Kyrgyz officials the opportunities for cooperation, including through intensification of business relations and passing on Estonia’s experience in public sector use of IT-solutions through development cooperation. In addition to opening the honorary consulate, the prime minister also participated in a business forum.

Photos of the opening: http://www.flickr.com/photos/estonian-foreign-ministry/sets/721576386311...

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