Aero Law Group welcomed a unique visitor to Bellevue, Wash., in late May – the Kyrgyz Republic’s ambassador to the U.S. and Canada, Mr. Muktar Djumaliev.

Mr. Djumaliev’s visit comes as the Kyrgyz Republic has announced plans to rapidly develop its civil aviation industry and expand into global markets. According to its Civil Aviation Industry, the Kyrgyz Republic currently includes 17 operators, 11 civil airports and 78 civil aviation aircraft. The visit included a discussion of long-term fleet planning and growth strategies.

“Aero Law Group offers advice and counsel to a truly global client base,” said founding attorney Kevin Austin. “It benefits our entire industry to share our collective expertise and collaborate on these development opportunities.”

Mr. Djumaliev’s stop at Aero Law was part of a multi-day visit to Washington State that included meetings with government officials and other industry leaders. Trained as an economist and lawyer, Mr. Djumaliev has held a number of governmental positions over the past two decades. The ambassador was accompanied by Natalya Goncharova, honorary consul for the Kygryz Republic.

The visit continues Aero Law’s relationship with the Kyrgyz Republic. In 2010, Aero Law Group attorney John Schmidt travelled to the region to meet with and offer guidance to the Kyrgyz Civil Aviation Administration and several Kyrgyz airlines. Aero Law Group also previously hosted the Deputy Director of Kyrgyz Civil Aviation to Washington State, introducing him to local Federal Aviation Administration officials and Sea-Tac International Airport executives.

Aero Law Group has represented more than 500 clients around the world for the purchase and sale of corporate and commercial aircraft. Founded in 2000, the firm is one of largest legal practices in the world devoted exclusively to aviation transactional services.