Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev arrived in Moscow on Sept. 23 to continue his treatment for suspected heart problems that occurred during a visit to Istanbul, his office said in a statement.
Atambayev, 60, canceled a visit to the United Nations General Assembly this week after suffering chest pains during the first leg of his flight, resting in Turkey before flying to Russia.
A cardiologist from a hospital servicing Atambayev’s office has also arrived in Moscow, according to the statement.
Earlier, Atambayev’s office had announced that his short leave from his post may last until Oct. 1 due to his need for medical screening.
Atambayev, who has run the formerly Soviet Central Asian republic since 2011, had previously displayed no obvious signs of poor health.