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OSCE encourages cross-border trade in southernmost region of Kyrgyzstan.

A roundtable discussion to explore the challenges of expanding cross-border trade between Kyrgyzstan and neighboring neigh·bor  
1. One who lives near or next to another.

2. A person, place, or thing adjacent to or located near another.

3. A fellow human.

4. Used as a form of familiar address.

 countries started in Batken today, with the support of the OSCE OSCE Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe
OSCE Organisation Pour la Sécurité et la Coopération en Europe (French: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe)
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 Centre's Field Office in Osh. The event was organized by the Public Foundation Club of Economic Development "Dialogue". It brought together representatives of the business community and authorities, including government officials from the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the Batken province Batken Province (Kyrgyz: Баткен областы, Batken oblast) is a province (oblast) of Kyrgyzstan. Its capital is Batken.  administration as well as customs, border and tax officials. The local administration has identified the need to further facilitate cross border trade to support small and medium size enterprises. "Supporting cross-border trade is an important approach to expanding economic opportunities in this remote region to bring more wealth to the local population," said Martin Rossmann, Economic and Environmental Officer at the OSCE Centre's Field Office in Osh. Batken oblast oblast (ō`bläst, ŏ`–, Rus. ô`bləstyə) [Rus.,=region], administrative and territorial division in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and the former USSR. , the southernmost part of Kyrgyzstan, borders Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, which makes cross-border trade vital for its economic livelihood. However, bureaucratic bu·reau·crat  
1. An official of a bureaucracy.

2. An official who is rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure.

 barriers remain a serious impediment A disability or obstruction that prevents an individual from entering into a contract.

Infancy, for example, is an impediment in making certain contracts. Impediments to marriage include such factors as consanguinity between the parties or an earlier marriage that is still valid.
 to growth. The roundtable discussion will provide policy recommendations for the Government and the Kyrgyz Parliament. The event is part of an OSCE-supported project to improve investment opportunities and create more favorable conditions for business.

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