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Representatives of business and USAID discuss private sector development prospects in Kyrgyzstan

July 31, 2019

On July 31, 2019, representatives of business associations including IBC and the USAID leadership discussed the development prospects of the country's private sector, as well as USAID’s assistance to the Kyrgyz Republic and its private sector.

The meeting was attended by the U.S. Department of State's Coordinator for Assistance to Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia Jim Kulikowski, USAID Mission Director in Kyrgyzstan Gary Linden and USAID Director of Economic Development in the Kyrgyz Republic Gary Shu.

Mr .Kulikowski’s professional career has spanned 35 years working for the federal government, more than 23 of which were in the U.S. House of Representatives. On February 8, 2019, President Trump appointed him to be the State Department's Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia.

As Coordinator, he exercises oversight over all U.S. government foreign assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia.

Before joining the Mission, Mr. Linden served in Washington, DC in multiple senior leadership positions in USAID’s Bureau for Food Security. Mr. Linden served as Acting Deputy Assistant to the Administrator in USAID's Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3).

Before joining the Kyrgyz Republic Mission, Gary Shu has been posted to Pakistan, South Africa, Afghanistan and Georgia.