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Kyrgyzstan says Centerra's Kumtor to beat 2019 output forecast

BISHKEK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's largest gold mine, Centerra Gold-operated Kumtor, will produce 18.2 tonnes of gold this year, beating its own forecast of 16.6-17.6 tonnes, the Kyrgyz government said on Saturday.

The government issued a statement on Kumtor after Prime Minister Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev met Centerra Chief Executive Scott Perry. Kumtor produced 16.6 tonnes of gold in 2018.

(Reporting by Olga Dzyubenko; writing by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by Mark Heinrich)