The payment “has caused concern” at state-owned Kyrgyzaltyn, Kylychbek Shakirov, its deputy chairman of the management board, said today at Centerra’s shareholders meeting in Toronto. The payment to Centerra was made by the mine’s operating company.
“‘Many of the items raised here are part of our ongoing negotiations with the Kyrgyz government,’’ Centerra Chief Executive Officer Ian Atkinson said at the meeting. ‘‘The board is aware that management has responded to the issues raised in writing to the relevant Kyrgyz authorities.’’
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