The EFSD to provide US $100 million to the Kyrgyz Republic to fight the consequences of the pandemic

07 August 2020

Moscow, 7 August 2020. The Council of the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (EFSD) resolved to provide US $100 million to the Kyrgyz Republic. The loan will be used to implement the Kyrgyz Government and National Bank’s programme to counter the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy and the financial and social sectors.

The funds will be provided for twenty years, with an interest rate of 1% per annum and a grace period of ten years.

EFSD funds will help to implement measures aimed at ensuring fiscal and debt sustainability, conducting a balanced monetary policy, supporting the social sector, as well as restoring economic activity and supporting businesses in the Kyrgyz Republic during the pandemic.

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The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) is an international financial institution founded by Russia and Kazakhstan in January 2006 with the mission to facilitate the development of market economies, sustainable economic growth, and the expansion of mutual trade and other economic ties in its member states. The EDB's charter capital totals US $7 billion. The member states of the Bank are the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Tajikistan.

The Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (EFSD) amounting to US$8.513 billion was formed on 9 June 2009 by the governments of the same six countries. The EFSD assists its member states in overcoming the consequences of the global financial crisis, ensuring their economic and financial stability, and fostering integration in the region. The EFSD member countries signed the Fund Management Agreement with the Eurasian Development Bank giving it the role of the EFSD Resources Manager.

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