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Gazprom can't function in Kyrgyzstan in full until completion of registration - Kyrgyzgaz.

The sale and purchase agreement was signed between the Kyrgyz gas company and Gazprom on April 10. The agreement is undergoing the registration procedure, which will take some time. Until completion of registration, Gazprom can't carry out its activities in Kyrgyzstan in full, the press service of the Kyrgyz gas company said.

Gazprom is holding talks with Uzbekistan concerning resumption of gas supplies for southern Kyrgyzstan.

On December 27, Kyrgyzgaz and Uztransgaz signed the agreement on gas supply in the first quarter of 2014. The given agreement says the sides may consider gas supplies for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters of 2014.

The given agreement expired on March 31, 2014. The agreement was reached during the talks with the Uzbek side about prolongation of gas supplies to southern Kyrgyzstan until April 15. Uztransgaz halted gas supply to southern Kyrgyzstan on April 14.

Kyrgyzstan has no gas debts to Uzbekistan. The advance payment of $70,000 was made. The talks between Kyrgyzgaz and Uztransgaz on prolongation of gas supplies did not bring the desirable results.

First Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Tairbek Sarpashev on April 15 sent a letter to Vice Prime Minister Rustam Azimov on April 15. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Joomart Otorbayev sent a letter to Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on April 24 asking to resume gas supplies to the south of Kyrgyzstan.

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Date:Apr 30, 2014
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