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Russian space agency launches tourist project to fly around Earth along Gagarin’s route

Future space tourists will be able to follow the flight of the world’s first man in outer space Yuri Gagarin and fly around Earth in one rotation under a project launched by Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos, the corporation’s CEO Dmitry Rogozi
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Russian space agency launches tourist project to fly around Earth along Gagarin’s route

Future space tourists will be able to follow the flight of the world’s first man in outer space Yuri Gagarin and fly around Earth in one rotation under a project launched by Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos, the corporation’s CEO Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday, Trend reports referring to TASS. «We are launching the project of flying around Earth along the short ‘Gagarin’ route, which will allow reducing the time of preparing those wishing to see our planet from outer space for the flight,» Rogozin wrote on Twitter. Roscosmos told TASS on Tuesday that the Russian space agency had signed a new contract with the US Space Adventures for the flight of two space tourists who will travel to the International Space Station aboard one spacecraft until the end of 2021. Gagarin was the first man in the world to perform a space flight aboard the Vostok-1 spacecraft on April 12, 1961, making one rotation around Earth. His flight lasted 108 minutes.

Lukoil invests $9 billion in Kazakhstan's economy

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed with Vagit Alekperov, President of the Russian Lukoil oil company, further development of investment cooperation in the oil and gas industry, Trend reports citing the official website of the President of
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Lukoil invests $9 billion in Kazakhstan's economy

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed with Vagit Alekperov, President of the Russian Lukoil oil company, further development of investment cooperation in the oil and gas industry, Trend reports citing the official website of the President of Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev noted the positive dynamics and effectiveness of partnership between the Kazakh national oil company KazMunayGas and Lukoil. «We have been working with Lukoil for a long time. Your company is one of the largest in Russia. You are also one of the significant Russian investors in Kazakhstan,» said the head of state. Noting that Lukoil has invested about $9 billion in the economy of Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev expressed interest in further strengthening of investment cooperation with Lukoil. During the meeting, the Kazakh president was presented with detailed information about the plans for joint implementation of the Zhenis project for exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Kazakhstan’s sector of the Caspian Sea. In addition, Vagit Alekperov informed the head of state about the construction of a plant for the production of lubricants in Kazakhstan. «The planned capacity of the enterprise is 100,000 tons per year. The modern plant will produce almost the entire range of lubricants. This includes 700 different types of products,» said the president of Lukoil. The meeting also discussed joint work to find new hydrocarbon fields using advanced technologies, as well as the participation of Lukoil in the geological exploration program for 2021-2025 developed by the Energy Ministry of Kazakhstan.

South Korean agency implements projects in 15 villages of Osh

Osh, Feb. 19, 2019. /Kabar/. A South Korean agency is implementing a number of projects to improve the lives of the population in several villages of Osh oblast, Uzarbek Jylkybayev, Governor of Osh oblast told at a meeting with a delegation of the South Kore
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South Korean agency implements projects in 15 villages of Osh

Osh, Feb. 19, 2019. /Kabar/. A South Korean agency is implementing a number of projects to improve the lives of the population in several villages of Osh oblast, Uzarbek Jylkybayev, Governor of Osh oblast told at a meeting with a delegation of the South Korea International Cooperation Agency in the Kyrgyz Republic - KOICA. In particular, 15-20 villages of Osh oblast will be selected, where new small and medium-sized enterprises will be built, workshops to increase the income of the local population, construction and repair of various kinds of objects, projects for the development of entrepreneurship and much more will be implemented. Projects will be implemented within 3 years and 6 months. This month, this South Korean agency in Nookat district opened a mini-workshop for wool processing. The mini-workshop processes 500 kg of wool per day.

Kuwait may open first Islamic bank in Kyrgyzstan

El Kuwait, Feb. 19, 2019. / Kabar /. Shumkarbek Adilbek uulu, director of the Agency for Attracting and Protecting Investments of Kyrgyzstan met in El Kuwait with board member of the Kuwaiti Finance House and Turkapital Fawaz Al-Issa, a subsidiary of the Kuwa
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Kuwait may open first Islamic bank in Kyrgyzstan

El Kuwait, Feb. 19, 2019. / Kabar /. Shumkarbek Adilbek uulu, director of the Agency for Attracting and Protecting Investments of Kyrgyzstan met in El Kuwait with board member of the Kuwaiti Finance House and Turkapital Fawaz Al-Issa, a subsidiary of the Kuwaiti Finance House. The meeting from the Kyrgyz side was attended by Counselor of the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in the State of Kuwait Abdulaziz Botbayev and General Director of Mol Bulak Finance Baburdzhan Tolbaev. The main issue of the meeting was the opening of the first Islamic bank in Kyrgyzstan. The Director of the Agency spoke about investment opportunities and the banking system of Kyrgyzstan, and also made a presentation on the opening of an Islamic bank in the country. Fawaz Al-Issa said that the opening of an Islamic bank in the Kyrgyz Republic really has great prospects, so today the Kuwaiti Finance House is considering and studying the Kyrgyz market. Opening a bank has only temporary issues, that is, the Kuwaiti Financial House needs to carefully study the issues of entering the financial market of Kyrgyzstan. Also, as part of the meeting, Mol Bulak Finance offered to enter Turkapital into the capital of a microfinance company on Islamic finance. To which Mr. Fawaz Issa answered positively and expressed his willingness to consider this proposal. The Kuwaiti Finance House is the world's leading Islamic finance bank.

Kyrgyzstan to host census

Bishkek, Feb. 19, 2019. / Kabar /. Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov discussed with Akylbek Sultanov, the chairman of the National Statistics Committee of the country the preparation for the upcoming census of the population and housing fund of Kyrgyzstan.
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Kyrgyzstan to host census

Bishkek, Feb. 19, 2019. / Kabar /. Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov discussed with Akylbek Sultanov, the chairman of the National Statistics Committee of the country the preparation for the upcoming census of the population and housing fund of Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyz president’s press service reported that, the issues of preparation for the upcoming census of the population and housing fund of Kyrgyzstan in 2020, measures and tasks for the development of the statistical system of the republic, bringing it into line with the requirements, especially in terms of economic development, and further dissemination of vital current statistics were discussed at the meeting. The head of state noted the importance of the census of the population and housing stock, which makes it possible to officially record the number of the entire population of the country on social, demographic and economic grounds. According to the results of the census, it becomes possible to forecast and develop programs for the socio-economic development of the country and regions. The President noted the need for the upcoming census of population and housing using modern technologies in the framework of the digitization of the country, the transition to electronic format. “The National Statistics Committee should not only collect information, but also analyze it and make proposals to state structures based on the analysis of socio-economic orientation. It is necessary to revive and continue this practice,” said Jeenbekov. In addition, the president was interested in the implementation of the calendar plan for the census of the population and housing, the definition of administrative and territorial boundaries and the preparation of housing maps.

Scientist who popularized term “global warming” dies at 87

A scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term “global warming” has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87, Trend reported citing AP. The longtime Columbia University professor and researcher died Monday at a New York Cit
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Scientist who popularized term “global warming” dies at 87

A scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term “global warming” has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87, Trend reported citing AP. The longtime Columbia University professor and researcher died Monday at a New York City hospital, according to a spokesman for the university’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Kevin Krajick said Broecker had been ailing in recent months. Broecker brought “global warming” into common use with a 1975 article that correctly predicted rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere would lead to pronounced warming. He later became the first person to recognize what he called the Ocean Conveyor Belt, a global network of currents affecting everything from air temperature to rain patterns. “Wally was unique, brilliant and combative,” said Princeton University professor Michael Oppenheimer. “He wasn’t fooled by the cooling of the 1970s. He saw clearly the unprecedented warming now playing out and made his views clear, even when few were willing to listen.” In the Ocean Conveyor Belt, cold, salty water in the North Atlantic sinks, working like a plunger to drive an ocean current from near North America to Europe. Warm surface waters borne by this current help keep Europe’s climate mild. Otherwise, he said, Europe would be a deep freeze, with average winter temperatures dropping by 20 degrees Fahrenheit or more and London feeling more like Spitsbergen, Norway, which is 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Broecker said his studies suggested that the conveyor is the “Achilles heel of the climate system” and a fragile phenomenon that can change rapidly for reasons not understood. It would take only a slight rise in temperature to keep water from sinking in the North Atlantic, he said, and that would bring the conveyor to a halt. Broecker said it is possible that warming caused by the buildup of greenhouse gases could be enough to affect the ocean currents dramatically. “Broecker single-handedly popularized the notion that this could lead to a dramatic climate change ‘tipping point’ and, more generally, Broecker helped communicate to the public and policymakers the potential for abrupt climate changes and unwelcome ‘surprises’ as a result of climate change,” said Penn State professor Michael Mann. In 1984, Broecker told a House subcommittee that the buildup of greenhouse gases warranted a “bold, new national effort aimed at understanding the operation of the realms of the atmosphere, oceans, ice and terrestrial biosphere.” “We live in a climate system that can jump abruptly from one state to another,” Broecker told the Associated Press in 1997. By dumping into the atmosphere huge amounts of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels, “we are conducting an experiment that could have devastating effects.” “We’re playing with an angry beast — a climate system that has been shown to be very sensitive,” he said. Broecker received the National Medal of Science in 1996 and was a member of the National Academy of Science. He also served a stint as the research coordinator for Biosphere 2, an experimental living environment turned research lab. Broecker was born in Chicago in 1931 and grew up in suburban Oak Park. He joined Columbia’s faculty in 1959, spending most of his time at the university’s laboratory in Palisades, New York. He was known in science circles as the “Grandfather of Climate Science” and the “Dean of Climate Scientists.” “His discoveries were fundamental to interpreting Earth’s climate history,” said Oppenheimer. “No scientist was more stimulating to engage with: he was an instigator in a good way, willing to press unpopular ideas, like lofting particles to offset climate change. But it was always a two-way conversation, never dull, always educational. I’ll miss him.”

Kyrgyzstan to be represented by Lepshakov, Ratbekov, Sydykov at world billiards championship

Bishkek, Feb. 19, 2019. /Kabar/. Billiard player from Kyrgyzstan will represent the country at the Combined Pyramid billiard world championship in Russia. The State Agency for Youth, Physical Education and Sports reported that the tournament will be held fro
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Kyrgyzstan to be represented by Lepshakov, Ratbekov, Sydykov at world billiards championship

Bishkek, Feb. 19, 2019. /Kabar/. Billiard player from Kyrgyzstan will represent the country at the Combined Pyramid billiard world championship in Russia. The State Agency for Youth, Physical Education and Sports reported that the tournament will be held from February 25 to March 3. Representatives from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Mongolia, Finland, Armenia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and other countries will take part in the competition. From Kyrgyzstan, Dastan Lepshakov, Yzatbek Ratbekov and Kanat Sydykov will perform at the championship under the leadership of Kumushbek Duyshobaev.

Kyrgyz FM to pay official visit to China

Bishkek, Feb. 19, 2019. /Kabar/. Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov will pay an official visit to the People's Republic of China in the period from February 19 to February 22, 2019. The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz R
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Kyrgyz FM to pay official visit to China

Bishkek, Feb. 19, 2019. /Kabar/. Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov will pay an official visit to the People's Republic of China in the period from February 19 to February 22, 2019. The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that the head of the foreign ministry of Kyrgyzstan will hold talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and will meet a number of officials.

Kyrgyz-Uzbek cooperation in civil aviation discussed in Tashkent

Bishkek, Feb. 19, 2019. /Kabar/. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan Ibrahim Dzhunusov met head of the State Inspectorate for Safety Oversight of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tolib Ulzhaev in Tashkent on February 18. The si
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Kyrgyz-Uzbek cooperation in civil aviation discussed in Tashkent

Bishkek, Feb. 19, 2019. /Kabar/. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan Ibrahim Dzhunusov met head of the State Inspectorate for Safety Oversight of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tolib Ulzhaev in Tashkent on February 18. The sides discussed the current state of bilateral cooperation in the field of civil aviation and outlined further prospects for cooperation in this direction between the aviation services of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. Considering the active cooperation of resort and recreation institutions of Kyrgyzstan with enterprises and organizations of Uzbekistan in organizing recreation of their employees in boarding houses located on the shores of Issyk-Kul Lake, as well as with an increasing number of tourists, the Kyrgyz side voiced a proposal to resume charter flights along Tashkent-Tamchy route (Issyk-Kul). In addition, the sides discussed the issue of flights in Osh-Tashkent-Osh direction.

Work-study workshops opened in Uzgen, Nookat

Osh, Feb. 19, 2019. /Kabar/. A solemn opening of an electronic library and work-study workshop for the specialties turner, carpenter and car mechanician on the basis of vocational lyceum No. 62 of Kurshab village of Uzgen region and vocational lyceum No. 58 o
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Work-study workshops opened in Uzgen, Nookat

Osh, Feb. 19, 2019. /Kabar/. A solemn opening of an electronic library and work-study workshop for the specialties turner, carpenter and car mechanician on the basis of vocational lyceum No. 62 of Kurshab village of Uzgen region and vocational lyceum No. 58 of Jany Nookat village of Nookat region of Osh oblast took place on February 18. The opening of training workshops is aimed at improving the system of primary vocational education in the regions of the country. The event was attended by representatives of the state regional administration of Nookat and Uzgen regions, the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Osh, the Agency for Primary Vocational Education under the Ministry of Education of the Kyrgyz Republic, local government bodies, partner organizations and local residents. Training in the work-study workshop will be held according to a new model with provision of paid services for the population, which will contribute to the further employment of students, as well as support for the internal self-financing of the Lyceum. “We hope that this method of organizing the educational process will improve the situation with youth employment and make a significant contribution to improving the socio-economic conditions for the sustainable development of the regions of Kyrgyzstan,” Agency for Primary Vocational Education curator in Osh oblast Nematkan Abjalieva told. Vocational lyceums No. 58 and No. 62 have been working closely with the UNDP program since 2016. As part of the program, vocational lyceums received computer equipment for creating an electronic library, teaching materials for teachers, equipment and equipment for organizing the work-study workshop, for a total of $ 144 thousand 3, with financial support from the Government of the Russian Federation.

Plan for anti-corruption measures of state bodies until 2021 submitted for public discussion

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. The Government of Kyrgyzstan submits for public discussion a draft decree on approval of the Action Plan for Implementation of Anti-Corruption Measures of State Bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2019-2021. According to the do
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Plan for anti-corruption measures of state bodies until 2021 submitted for public discussion

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. The Government of Kyrgyzstan submits for public discussion a draft decree on approval of the Action Plan for Implementation of Anti-Corruption Measures of State Bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2019-2021. According to the document, the draft decree was developed to further strengthen the institutions of countering corruption, systematization in addressing the root causes of corruption, reducing corruption in the system of government bodies, and consolidating the efforts of state bodies, local governments and civil society institutions in the field of countering corruption. The main task is to implement the state anti-corruption policy of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. The plan defines the sequence, objectives, measures and indicators for achieving a comprehensive goal – reducing corruption in the society. In developing this Plan, the report of the fourth monitoring round of the Kyrgyz Republic, carried out by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the implementation of the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan, was also taken into account. The plan is complex in nature, is an integral part of the system of state measures for organization of anti-corruption measures implemented by the Government, central authorities, local governments of the Kyrgyz Republic, with the participation of civil society institutions and citizens. In this regard, active cooperation and coordination of anti-corruption with civil society is envisaged.

FMs of Kyrgyzstan and Iran discuss cooperation within international organizations

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. A meeting of Kyrgyz Foreign Ministers Chingiz Aidarbekov and Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif was held on the margins of Munich Security Conference. The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reporte
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FMs of Kyrgyzstan and Iran discuss cooperation within international organizations

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. A meeting of Kyrgyz Foreign Ministers Chingiz Aidarbekov and Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif was held on the margins of Munich Security Conference. The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that the sides discussed the current state, as well as prospects for the Kyrgyz-Iranian cooperation in trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian fields, as well as interaction within international organizations. The heads of the foreign affairs agencies noted the importance of holding ministerial consultations to discuss a broad agenda for the relations.

Kyrgyz FM meets his counterparts from Czech Republic, Slovakia in Munich

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov met his counterparts from the Czech Republic Tomáš Petříček and Slovakia Miroslav Lajčák within the framework of participation in Munich Security Conference (FRG). The press s
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Kyrgyz FM meets his counterparts from Czech Republic, Slovakia in Munich

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov met his counterparts from the Czech Republic Tomáš Petříček and Slovakia Miroslav Lajčák within the framework of participation in Munich Security Conference (FRG). The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that during the meeting, Aidarbekov and Petříček discussed expansion of the Kyrgyz-Czech cooperation in areas of mutual interest. «At the same time, the sides noted the importance of enhancing the economic cooperation, in particular, by organizing a visit of the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic to Kyrgyzstan and holding a joint Kyrgyz-Czech business forum, as well as visits of deputies of the Czech parliament,» the statement reads. In addition, Aidarbekov met Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, OSCE Chairman-in-Office Miroslav Lajčák. “During the conversation, the sides discussed issues of a bilateral and multilateral agenda in the context of enhancing interaction in the political and economic spheres, including under the chairmanship of the Slovak Republic in the OSCE in 2019,” the Foreign Ministry said. Aidarbekov invited Lajčák to visit Kyrgyzstan in the first half of 2019.

Kyrgyz delegation to attend conference on Central Asia in Tashkent

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. An international conference on “Interconnectedness in Central Asia: Challenges and New Opportunities” will be held February 19-20, 2019 in Tashkent. A delegation from Kyrgyzstan consisting of five people has been invited t
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Kyrgyz delegation to attend conference on Central Asia in Tashkent

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. An international conference on “Interconnectedness in Central Asia: Challenges and New Opportunities” will be held February 19-20, 2019 in Tashkent. A delegation from Kyrgyzstan consisting of five people has been invited to it, including former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Muratbek Imanaliev, Ombudsman of the Kyrgyz Republic Tokon Mamytov, expert Denis Berdakov, a representative of the IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies) of Kyrgyzstan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan reported that over 100 leading experts from analytical centers from almost 40 countries of the world had been invited to the forum. They will discuss issues of the current state of regional cooperation and deepening cooperation in the field of security, trade, transport, water use, education and science. The following regional institutions are expected to take part in the event – EU, Nordic Council, Organization of American States, Arctic Advisory Board, as well as international financial institutions – World Bank, WTO, European Investment Bank, etc.

Kyrgyz ambassador to Republic of Korea meets diaspora leaders, activists

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. Ambassador Dinara Kemelova met with leaders of diasporas and activists promoting cultural and humanitarian cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Korea at the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in the Republic of Korea. The pr
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Kyrgyz ambassador to Republic of Korea meets diaspora leaders, activists

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. Ambassador Dinara Kemelova met with leaders of diasporas and activists promoting cultural and humanitarian cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Korea at the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in the Republic of Korea. The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that diasporas are represented by associations of migrant workers, students and other public associations. Kemelova shared the plans of the Embassy to strengthen cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Korea in the political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian areas. An exchange of views took place on the joint holding of various events to spread investment attractiveness, promote tourism opportunities in Kyrgyzstan, and participate in exhibitions and fairs in the Republic of Korea. The meeting participants also discussed a wide range of issues related to celebration of Nooruz (Spring holiday) and other cultural events. Compatriots asked their questions, voiced proposals for further work of the Embassy. The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

‘We need to learn to listen to China’

By Dame Jenny Shipley, former prime minister of New Zealand In 1995, Iattended the World Conference on Women held in Beijing, which was my first time to China It was an important moment the world’s femaleleaders gathered in China to carry out dialogues o
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‘We need to learn to listen to China’

By Dame Jenny Shipley, former prime minister of New Zealand In 1995, Iattended the World Conference on Women held in Beijing, which was my first time to China It was an important moment the world’s femaleleaders gathered in China to carry out dialogues on topics concerning women’s development and rights. At that time, China had just began to show confidence in international exchanges and dialogues.. I still remembered the widespread Chinese put forward by Chairman Mao Zedong – “women hold up half the sky”. Duringthe past four decades since the reform and opening up, there has been a lot of progress in education, employment and development of women in China. I hope thatboth the government and social enterprise, whether it’s in China or any other country, women at every level are allowed to share their ideas and jointly make decisions with men in an equal way. This is also one of the reasons why I’m committed to theBoao Forum for Asia (BFA) and served as a director for the forum since 2015. I want more women, like myself, to sit at the same table while sharing the responsibility and create the future together with men. China has witnessed tremendous changes in every respect over the past forty years, including lifting seven hundred million people out of poverty and making its per capita income rise. Besides, China has made huge contributions to the world’s economic growth. The country has not only made great efforts to promote domestic reform, but also endeavored to open its market up to the rest of the world. China’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) is a good example of its efforts to boost opening up. Since its entry into the WTO, China has actively signed free trade agreements with neighbors and other countries in and out of the region, aiming to find out ways to work together. One of the reasons forChina’s great successes over the forty years since reform and opening up was that it connected its people to the markets, which has created huge wave of progress inits industrialization process. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) proposed by China is one of the greatestideaswe’ve ever heard globally. It is a forward-looking idea, and in my opinion, it has the potential to create the next wave of economic growth. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a series of major measures on further promoting opening up at the BFA annual conference in 2018, demonstrating China’s determination to continue adhering to reform and opening up. Xi’s keynote speech at the BFA explicitly affirmed China’s commitment to safeguarding multilateralism and continuing opening its door to the rest of the world, which deeply encouraged the international audience present. While China continues to think about how it can open wider to the world,we should learn to listen to China.We need to work with China, the second largest economy in the world, globally to find ways to explore the future andmove forward together. We have high hopes forChina’s next stage of opening up in the next forty years.

Famous American film critic writes article on Kyrgyz film «The Song of the Tree»

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. Famous American magazine The Hollywood Reporter published a review about a film by Kyrgyz director Aibek Daiyrbekov The Song of the Tree (Kyrgyz: Дарак ыры). In his work, film critic and author of the article Sheri Li
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Famous American film critic writes article on Kyrgyz film «The Song of the Tree»

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. Famous American magazine The Hollywood Reporter published a review about a film by Kyrgyz director Aibek Daiyrbekov The Song of the Tree (Kyrgyz: Дарак ыры). In his work, film critic and author of the article Sheri Linden described in detail the plot of the film, the main characters and noted that the work of Daiyrbekov focused on tradition and modernity. “An Old World patriarch, his rebellious daughter and her outcast sweetheart are at the center of The Song of the Tree. Set amongst a nomadic community in 18th-century Kyrgyzstan, the film is a simple story well told, partly through song — a kind of high-plains Fiddler on the Roof, but with a spare, direct sensibility to match the wind-scrubbed Central Asian landscape, continues its travels to festivals,” Linden wrote, reminding the readers that the film was presented at the festival in Palm Springs. In the column, he paid attention to each image, what they wanted to show and whether they managed to convey their idea. In addition, Linden is impressed with « crystalline voice» Saltanat Bakaeva in the role of Begimai. “The saga is spun around a specifically Kyrgyzstani history. It captures a society in harmony with nature, at a moment when more modern outside influences, political and religious, are expanding their reach. That's a subtly incorporated subtext of the film, which treats its emotional themes operatically but never spells out its broader underlying concepts. The story is propelled, at key moments, by songs of yearning, sorrow and communal resilience, the clear poetry of the lyrics paired with the plaintive lilt of a few simple melodies,” the critic described. The Song of the Tree at the beginning of the year was presented to the jury in the World Cinema Now international program – jubilee 30th International film festival in California (USA).

Kyrgyzstani Alexander Petrov sets world record. Kettlebell raised over 2.5 thsnd times

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. Kyrgyz citizen Alexander Petrov, set a world record by lifting a kettlebell 2 thousand 500 times, the State Agency for Youth, Physical Education and Sports reported. The supermarathon was held within at one of the capital's s
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Kyrgyzstani Alexander Petrov sets world record. Kettlebell raised over 2.5 thsnd times

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. /Kabar/. Kyrgyz citizen Alexander Petrov, set a world record by lifting a kettlebell 2 thousand 500 times, the State Agency for Youth, Physical Education and Sports reported. The supermarathon was held within at one of the capital's shopping centers. Four-time world and European champion, 61-year-old Petrov managed to lift a 16-killogram kettlebell 2 thousand 500 times in two hours and twenty minutes. Thus, he became a record-breaker among veterans. The event was scheduled for December 22 last year. However, a few days before competition, his daughter was beaten up, men broke into her flower shop; after the incident, she was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

SCO Summit in Kyrgyzstan is main political event of year

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit, which will be held this year in Kyrgyzstan, is a landmark event in the political life of the country. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is strengthening its position and is recognized as one of the most
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SCO Summit in Kyrgyzstan is main political event of year

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit, which will be held this year in Kyrgyzstan, is a landmark event in the political life of the country. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is strengthening its position and is recognized as one of the most respected organizations in the world. The prospects of cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the SCO are seen as very deep with far-reaching plans for close cooperation. President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov held a meeting on the organization of the summit. It should be noted that Kyrgyzstan sees great prospects for the development of the SCO in the geopolitical space of the world in general, and in Central Asia in particular. Strengthening the authority of this organization will depend on the effectiveness of cooperation in all vectors of mutually beneficial cooperation. Modern realities have changed a lot, and political trends have changed. The so-called center of gravity of political weight is changing. Now it is more important than ever to strengthen close ties and strengthen integration processes. Jeenbekov recalled that in June last year, at the summit of the heads of the SCO member states in the Chinese city of Qingdao, the chairmanship in the Organization moved to Kyrgyzstan. Expert Pavel Dementiev said that this is a great responsibility, but together with it the republic gets a real chance to declare about itself fully and to demonstrate its great potential in practice.” “Kyrgyzstan considers the SCO as a platform for establishing mutual trust relations and developing cooperation. The authority of the SCO is strengthening and growing every year. The basis of the Organization is the unity of the member states, trusting partnership and mutual respect,” Jeenbekov said. At the moment, preparations for such a significant event are in full swing. Some activities have already been held in the relevant ministries and departments, such as meetings of the Ministries of Justice, heads of the Accounting Chambers, heads of border services, ministers of agriculture of the SCO member states, the Council of Regional Anti-Terrorism Cooperation. Not less important events are expected, namely, the meeting of the Security Council Secretaries, the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Ministers of Defense, as well as cultural and humanitarian events, including the SCO Media Summit, an art exhibition, the International Marathon, the SCO Business Forum. The main event, the Council of Heads of the SCO member states, is scheduled for June 14-15. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov stressed that 2019 will be held under the auspices of the SCO and that all planned activities within the framework of the Summit are an important event for Kyrgyzstan. The head of state noted that special attention should be paid to strengthening the authority of the SCO in the international arena, strengthening cooperation in the fight against terrorism, extremism, illicit drug trafficking, deepening political, trade, economic, cultural, humanitarian and investment cooperation. One more significant event was the recent meeting of Sooronbay Jeenbekov with Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Vladimir Norov. The president noted that over the 18 years of activity, the Organization has taken a worthy place among authoritative international organizations and has become an important factor in ensuring security and sustainable development of interstate relations. “Before the summit of the heads of the SCO member states, which is held in June 2019 in Bishkek, we will hold all the relevant events, get ready to receive distinguished guests. Today, final documents are being worked out, which are planned to be signed at a meeting of the heads of the SCO member states. I am confident that by joint efforts we will be able to qualitatively fill the substantive part of the meeting and achieve great success for the sake of prosperity of the peoples of the SCO member states and will hold this event at a high level,” Sooronbay Jeenbekov said. Vladimir Norov noted the symbolism of the fact that his first visit as Secretary General took place precisely to Kyrgyzstan, a country that is presiding over the SCO this year. “Since taking office I have identified for myself as the main priority the holding of the SCO summit at the highest level, as well as related activities within its framework. We had fruitful meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary of the Security Council of Kyrgyzstan, the head of the Youth Council and the Business Council of the SCO. At these meetings, we discussed in detail all the issues that need to be resolved before the summit. First of all, it is a package of documents that need to be prepared,” said Vladimir Norov. The meeting of Jeenbekov and Norov was fruitful. They discussed many vital topics. In particular, the political issues, security, cultural and humanitarian relations and the possibility of enhancing the economic potential within the framework of the SCO were discussed. Kyrgyzstan sets one of its priorities as fruitful participation in the SCO. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization for the Kyrgyz Republic is seen as a promising and reliable development platform on many interaction vectors. Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev also stressed this. “The participating countries have the necessary potential, and we are determined to successfully address the most pressing issues in all areas of cooperation,” he said. Abylgaziev also stressed that the issues and problems that are raised at each meeting of the Organization are always relevant and require the adoption of effective decisions and measures to develop trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the SCO member states. Kyrgyzstan has repeatedly proved its ability and capability to hold large forums at the highest level, whether political, sports, or cultural. Therefore, there is no doubt that this time all the planned activities will take place without any problems. As for the interaction of Kyrgyzstan and the SCO, then there is confidence that this year will be the key and in many ways decisive for strengthening the country's role in this Organization. It is necessary not only to hold all official events at the highest level, but also to show in practice the entire existing potential of the republic for its further development. There is confidence that the preparation for the main political event of this year will be held at an appropriate level, and most importantly the Summit itself will open up new opportunities for more fruitful interaction among the countries participating in this Organization. Kabar News Agency

Kyrgyz FM holds bilateral meetings with heads of delegations of several countries on margins of Munich Conference

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. / Kabar /. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Chingiz Aidarbekov held a series of bilateral meetings with heads of delegations of several countries on the margins of the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 16-17. The pr
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Kyrgyz FM holds bilateral meetings with heads of delegations of several countries on margins of Munich Conference

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2019. / Kabar /. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Chingiz Aidarbekov held a series of bilateral meetings with heads of delegations of several countries on the margins of the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 16-17. The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that in particular, meetings were held with the foreign ministers of Liechtenstein, the Philippines, Armenia and Georgia. The sides discussed topical issues on the bilateral agenda, and exchanged views on regional and international issues. Thus, during a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein Aurelia Frick the sides discussed the possibility of resuming the project cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and Liechtenstein. At a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines Teodoro Loksin the sides addressed the issues of expanding the legal framework and cultural and humanitarian contacts through specific events. The sides noted the importance of developing cooperation in the mining and tourism sectors, as well as cooperation in the framework of inter-MFA consultations.

Chrysler to recall 26,942 imported vehicles

Chrysler will recall 26,942 imported vehicles from the Chinese market over faulty gas generators, according to China's top quality supervisor, Trend reports citing Xinhua. The recall, effective on Feb. 18, will cover 21,176 imported Wrangler models manufactu
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Chrysler to recall 26,942 imported vehicles

Chrysler will recall 26,942 imported vehicles from the Chinese market over faulty gas generators, according to China's top quality supervisor, Trend reports citing Xinhua. The recall, effective on Feb. 18, will cover 21,176 imported Wrangler models manufactured between Oct. 19, 2012, and Sept. 15, 2016, and 5,766 imported Chrysler 300C sedans produced between April 16, 2013, and Sept. 19, 2015, according to a statement on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation. Chrysler Group (China) Sales Ltd. said airbags for the co-drivers of the affected vehicles were installed with faulty gas generators. Passengers may get hurt by flying debris from gas generators when the airbags deploy. The automaker promised to replace the defective modules free of charge to eliminate risks.

Italian Eni increases oil & gas production in Kazakhstan

Italian oil and gas company Eni increased its oil and natural gas production in Kazakhstan by 8.3 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, Trend reports with reference to the company’s data. Eni’s oil and natural gas production in Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter
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Italian Eni increases oil & gas production in Kazakhstan

Italian oil and gas company Eni increased its oil and natural gas production in Kazakhstan by 8.3 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, Trend reports with reference to the company’s data. Eni’s oil and natural gas production in Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter of 2018 amounted to 162 kilobarrels of oil equivalent per day (kboe/d) compared to 130 kboe/d in the same period of 2017. The company’s liquids production in the country totaled 110 kilobarrels per day (kbbl/d) in the period compared to 83 kbbl/d in the 4th quarter of the previous year. As for the natural gas production, in the 4th quarter of 2018 it made up 287 million cubic feet per day (mmcf/d) compared to 256 mmcf/d in the same period of 2017. In 2018, in general, Eni was producing an average of 143 kboe/d of oil and natural gas compared to 132 kboe/d a year earlier. Liquids production in 2018 amounted to 94 kbbl/d compared to 83 kbbl/d in 2017. Eni’s natural gas production last year made up 265 mmcf/d compared to 264 mmcf/d in the previous year. The Italian company operates two oil and gas fields in Kazakhstan – Kashagan and Karachaganak. The company holds a 16.81 percent share in the North Caspian Sea Production Sharing Agreement, which sets terms and conditions for the exploration and development of the giant Kashagan field. Eni’s interest in Karachaganak is 29.25 percent. Operations are conducted by the Karachaganak Petroleum Operating Consortium.

Kyrgyzstan’s economic week Feb. 11-16, 2019

Perspective with Uzbekistan. A Kyrgyz delegation headed by Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the Kyrgyz Republic Jyrgalbek Sagynbaev held talks in Tashkent with Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Indust
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Kyrgyzstan’s economic week Feb. 11-16, 2019

Perspective with Uzbekistan. A Kyrgyz delegation headed by Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the Kyrgyz Republic Jyrgalbek Sagynbaev held talks in Tashkent with Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan Utkir Butaev and discussed further priority areas of bilateral cooperation. The main attention was paid to the development of trade and economic cooperation and the strengthening of business ties between the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan in such areas as industry, namely light industry, energy, subsoil use and others. Following the meeting, representatives of the Kyrgyz Republic highly appreciated the great opportunities for entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan aimed at creating wide opportunities for even more efficient activities and expressed interest in establishing cooperation with Uzbek partners. In the framework of negotiations in B2B format, President of Legprom, the Association of Enterprises of Light Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic Saparbek Asanov and founder of Textile Trans LLC Almazbek Abdraev held talks with Director General of BMB Trade Group Mahmud Asamov on cooperation in the field of light and textile industry. Kyrgyzstan's GDP for the month. Kyrgyzstan's GDP in January 2019, compared with the same period last year, grew by 6.4%. According to data of the National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic, the volume of GDP in January 2019 amounted to 30 billion soms and grew by 3.5%. The socio-economic situation of the republic and the regions in January 2019 was characterized by an improvement in the main indicators. The growth of GDP was affected by an increase in the volume of industries producing goods and services. The largest share in the structure of GDP fell on the industry providing services, which in total amounted to 45%. The share of industry was about 26%, agriculture about 8% and construction about 3%. Excluding the enterprise for the development of the Kumtor deposit, the volume of GDP in January amounted to about 27 billion soms. The volume of industrial output at the beginning of the year amounted to more than 19 billion soms, and compared with the previous year increased by 15.7%. The increase in industrial production in January was due to an increase in the production of metal ores, coal, crude oil and natural gas. Agricultural products to Uzbekistan. An agreement was reached between the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry and Land Reclamation of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan on signing the Cooperation Program for 2019. It became possible as a result of Minister of Agriculture, Food Industry and Land Reclamation Nurbek Murashev’s visit to Tashkent, who held talks with Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan Jamshid Khodzhaev and other officials. During the talks, the sides discussed the supply of Kyrgyz potatoes to Uzbekistan, mineral fertilizers, cotton seeds and wheat to the Kyrgyz Republic, the elimination of barriers / restrictions to bilateral trade, as well as topical issues of bilateral cooperation. State debt of the Kyrgyz Republic. The public debt of Kyrgyzstan is $4 billion 464 million. According to the stated data of Deputy Director of the Central Treasury of the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic M. Amandykov, 85.7% of which is external debt, 14.3% is internal debt. Deputy Minister of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Azimov added that in relation to the GDP, the national debt of the country is 56%, of which external debt is 48%, internal debt is 8%. “In 2018, we were able to reduce the amount of foreign debt. In 2017, this figure was 53.1%. We are trying to reduce foreign loans and increase domestic ones,” he explained. The income of the Social Fund. According to the information of Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic Oleg Pankratov, the inflation in 2018 was at a low level, which is mainly due to low food prices. “The consumer price index characterizing the inflation rate was 0.5%, this is December 2018 compared to December of the previous year. The same indicator in 2017 was 3.7%. The average annual inflation rate of January-December 2018 compared to January-December 2017, was 1.5%, whereas in January-December 2017 compared to January-December 2016 it was 3.2%,” he said. The minister noted that the average salary in the country amounted to 15,747 soms, its real size, calculated taking into account the consumer price index, increased by 4.2% and exceeded the subsistence minimum by 3.3 times. The subsistence minimum in 2018 was at the level of 4,792.54 soms and decreased by 2.2% compared to 2017. The size of the pension. As a result of the increase of pension rate from October 1, 2018, the average size of pensions in Kyrgyzstan amounted to 5,682 soms. In 2018 the entire required amount for payment of pensions and other social benefits in the amount of 42,430.1 million soms was financed in full. There are no debts in the payment of pensions as of January 1, 2019. As of January 1, 2019, the number of recipients of pensions in the republic was 651.9 thousand people, compared to 2017, the number of pensioners increased by 18.1 thousand people. Organic in Bavaria. Kyrgyz farmers may be able to supply organic agricultural products to European markets. This became known after the visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aidarbekov to the Federal Land of Bavaria. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Aidarbekov held three meetings: with Vice President of the Land Parliament (Landtag) of Bavaria, Karl Freller, with member of the board of the Union of Cooperatives Regina Wenninger, and with chairman of the board of BayWa AG, Professor Klaus Josef Lutz concerning the supply of goods from Kyrgyzstan Kabar News Agency

Malaysian company may build robotics plant in Uzbekistan

The delegation of Malaysian company TXMR will visit Uzbekistan in April to discuss the creation of joint production of robotics in the country, Trend reports with reference to Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign Ministry states that Uzbek Ambassador t
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Malaysian company may build robotics plant in Uzbekistan

The delegation of Malaysian company TXMR will visit Uzbekistan in April to discuss the creation of joint production of robotics in the country, Trend reports with reference to Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign Ministry states that Uzbek Ambassador to Malaysia, Ravshan Usmanov, visited the TXMR production facilities, where he met with the executive director of the company, Tengku Farid. The sides discussed prospects for the creation of modern high-tech enterprises with the attraction of foreign investment in Uzbekistan. The plant will help to improve the efficiency and profitability of domestic production lines. The Malaysian side highly appreciated the measures taken by Uzbekistan to modernize the industrial sector, expand the range of import-substituting products and stressed its interest in establishing mutually beneficial contacts. TXMR is a leader in industrial automation and robot manufacturing, not only in Malaysia, but also in Southeast Asia. TXMR Sdn Bhd was incorporated in Malaysia on 24th September 2010 and locates in Subang Jaya, Selangor. The company focuses on total Industrial Cyber Physical System Integration Solution towards Eco Innovation & Green Technology adoption in-line with Industrial 4.0.

Turkmenistan expects official visit of Afghan president

Preparation for the official visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Turkmenistan was discussed at the recent meeting of the Turkmen government, Trend reports with reference to the local TV channel Turkmenistan. Following the bilateral talks at the highes
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Turkmenistan expects official visit of Afghan president

Preparation for the official visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Turkmenistan was discussed at the recent meeting of the Turkmen government, Trend reports with reference to the local TV channel Turkmenistan. Following the bilateral talks at the highest level, the signing of a number of important documents aimed at further strengthening the mutually beneficial Turkmen-Afghan cooperation in priority areas is envisaged, the report said. “The relations between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have become significantly more active and have reached qualitatively new level,” the Turkmen president said. Standing for resolving the situation in Afghanistan by exclusively peaceful political and diplomatic means, Turkmenistan is taking concrete steps aimed at restoring the economy and social infrastructure of the neighboring country, the Turkmen president noted. Turkmenistan is lobbying for the implementation of a number of regional infrastructure projects with the participation of Afghanistan. Turkmenistan is particularly working on the implementation of such projects involving Afghanistan as the construction of a railway to Tajikistan and a gas pipeline to Pakistan and India. Projects are also being assessed on the use of Afghan transit routes for the supply of Turkmen electricity. Furthermore, work is underway to create an Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey transport corridor heading to Europe. The Lapis Lazuli transit project envisions railways and highways connecting the city of Torghundi in Afghanistan’s Herat Province with Ashgabat, and further with the Caspian port of Turkmenbashi. The corridor will continue to Baku, then through Tbilisi to Ankara with branches in Poti and Batumi, and then from Ankara to Istanbul.

Kyrgyz FM takes part in Munich Security Conference

Bishkek, Feb. 17, 2019. / Kabar /. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aidarbekov took part in the 53rd Munich Security Conference on Feb. 15-16, 2019, within the framework of his working visit to the Federal Land of Bavaria (Germany). The pres
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Kyrgyz FM takes part in Munich Security Conference

Bishkek, Feb. 17, 2019. / Kabar /. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aidarbekov took part in the 53rd Munich Security Conference on Feb. 15-16, 2019, within the framework of his working visit to the Federal Land of Bavaria (Germany). The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that on the sidelines of the conference, Aidarbekov held bilateral meetings with the heads of delegations of a number of states. The Munich Security Conference was established in 1962. The founder and leader of the Munich Conference until 1998 was Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, a famous German military historian and journalist. The conference is held annually in February in the building of the ancient hotel “Bayerischer Hof” (Bavarian Court), Munich, the capital of the Federal Land of Bavaria (Germany). Since 2008, the conference has been led by an experienced German politician and diplomat Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger. During the conference, current security issues are discussed. Every year, more than 600 representatives from various countries take part in the conference, including heads of states and governments, ministers of foreign affairs and defense, representatives of various organizations and institutions, as well as business circles. This year the conference brought together over 35 heads of states and governments, 50 foreign ministers and 30 defense ministers.

Kyrgyz epee fencer becomes bronze medalist of Central Asian Fencing Confederation Championship in Tashkent

Tashkent, Feb. 17, 2019. / Kabar. On the second day of the First Open Championship of the Central Asia Fencing Confederation among juniors and cadets, medals among juniors and cadets were played on the rapier and sword in the individual championship. The swo
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Kyrgyz epee fencer becomes bronze medalist of Central Asian Fencing Confederation Championship in Tashkent

Tashkent, Feb. 17, 2019. / Kabar. On the second day of the First Open Championship of the Central Asia Fencing Confederation among juniors and cadets, medals among juniors and cadets were played on the rapier and sword in the individual championship. The sword competition began with the 1/16 final. Among the cadet-girls after the exciting fights in the semifinal of the championship, bronze medal was won by Marya Peretyakova, an epee fencer from Kyrgyzstan.

About 5,000 people evacuated in Moscow over bomb hoaxes

E-mailed bomb threats prompted the evacuation of about 5,000 people from ten organizations in Moscow on Friday, a law enforcement source told TASS, Trend reports. «Anonymous E-mail bomb threat messages were received by 10 addressees, including the offi
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About 5,000 people evacuated in Moscow over bomb hoaxes

E-mailed bomb threats prompted the evacuation of about 5,000 people from ten organizations in Moscow on Friday, a law enforcement source told TASS, Trend reports. «Anonymous E-mail bomb threat messages were received by 10 addressees, including the office of the Russkoye Radio broadcaster and the Center-T shopping mall,» the source said, adding that the police inspected some of the buildings, and no explosive devices were found. Last night, anonymous bomb threat messages were sent to Moscow’s Yaroslavsky and Kievsky railway stations as well as two pre-trial detention centers. All of them have proved to be fake.

Emir of Qatar awards Ambassador Niyazaliyev order for strengthening Kyrgyz-Qatari relations

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2019. /Kabar/. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kyrgyzstan to the State of Qatar Nuran Niyazaliyev was received by Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in Doha. The press service of the Ministry of Forei
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Emir of Qatar awards Ambassador Niyazaliyev order for strengthening Kyrgyz-Qatari relations

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2019. /Kabar/. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kyrgyzstan to the State of Qatar Nuran Niyazaliyev was received by Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in Doha. The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that during the audience Niyazaliyev conveyed greetings from President of the Kyrgyz Republic Jeenbekov and spoke about the ongoing work on strengthening cooperation between the two countries. The Emir of the State of Qatar supported the measures being taken to deepen the Kyrgyz-Qatari relations and expressed interest in developing comprehensive cooperation with the Kyrgyz Republic in the trade-economic, investment and cultural-humanitarian areas. Following the meeting, Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani awarded Ambassador Niyazaliyev the Order of Al-Vajba in recognition of his role in strengthening the Kyrgyz-Qatari relations and wished him success in carrying out important tasks.

Kyrgyz President presents watches to veterans of Afghan war

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2019. /Kabar/. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov presented watches to Afghan veterans at a solemn event on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. “Your dedication and patriotis
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Kyrgyz President presents watches to veterans of Afghan war

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2019. /Kabar/. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov presented watches to Afghan veterans at a solemn event on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. “Your dedication and patriotism is an immense resource in raising the younger generation and strengthening the security of the state. Your experience is still needed in the work of the armed forces, law enforcement agencies, government and non-government organizations. And we express our deep gratitude to you for continuing to take an active part in the life of the public to this day,” the head of state said and handed over the watches. The watches from the president were awarded to: - Orozbai Talipovich Rajapov – a veteran of the war in Afghanistan; - Baktybek Toktobekovich Moldokanov – Chairman of the Council of Afghanistan War Veterans in Issyk-Kul oblast; - Emilbek Asanbekovich Unkuev – a veteran of the war in Afghanistan; - Yuldash Ergeshevich Tashmurzaev – a veteran of the war in Afghanistan; - Taalaibek Akmatovich Momunov – a veteran of the war in Afghanistan; - Vladimir Nikolaevich Slavsky – a veteran of the war in Afghanistan; - Kakan Toronovich Eraliev – a veteran of the war in Afghanistan; - Suyumbek Asyrankulovich Kurmanbaev – a veteran of the war in Afghanistan; - Saiyrbek Kerimjanovich Kerimjanov – a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

Step-by-step Plan for 2019 for implementation of Government program – Unity. Trust. Creation

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2019. /Kabar/. At a regular meeting of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Plan of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2019-2023 for the implementation of the Program of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic “Unity. Trust. Cre
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Step-by-step Plan for 2019 for implementation of Government program – Unity. Trust. Creation

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2019. /Kabar/. At a regular meeting of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Plan of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2019-2023 for the implementation of the Program of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic “Unity. Trust. Creation”, approved by the Resolution of the Jogorku Kenesh dated April 20, 2018 No. 2377-VI was reviewed. A report on this issue was made by Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic Oleg Pankratov, the press service of the Government Office reported. “The priorities outlined in the Plan are the basis for the stable development of the country. This approach is focused on improving the quality of life of citizens through strengthening the economy, effective public administration, ensuring environmental and public safety, and implementing national programs and development projects,” he said. He said that the necessary measures and actions will be developed annually to solve the tasks of the priority areas identified in the Plan. “It is predicted that in order to ensure macroeconomic stability, the level of inflation will not exceed the single-digit figure in the period 2019-2023, and GDP growth will be at the level of 3.2%-4% in different years. The medium-term budget policy will be aimed at keeping the budget deficit no higher than 3% by 2023. At the same time, it is expected that the level of poverty will decrease and will constitute no more than 20% by 2023,” Minister of Economy Oleg Pankratov said. Abylgaziev noted that the Plan of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2019-2023 for impleme the Program of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic “Unity. Trust. Creation” was developed taking into account the priorities of the National Development Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2018-2040. “The draft Action Plan for five years includes 118 tasks and 202 indicators for the period from 2019 to 2023. In addition, 103 investment projects were formed within the framework of the Government Program of the Kyrgyz Republic “Unity. Trust. Creation,” the head of government said. Following the discussion, Abylgaziev instructed to approve the step-by-step Plan of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for the year 2019 for the implementation of the Government's program of the Kyrgyz Republic “Unity. Trust. Creation” by March 1 of this year, and by December 31, 2019 approve a similar Plan for 2020 already.

Photo report – Solemn meeting dedicated to 30th anniversary of Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2019. /Kabar/. President of Kyrgyzstan, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Sooronbay Jeenbekov took part Friday in a solemn meeting dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, the press service
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Photo report – Solemn meeting dedicated to 30th anniversary of Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2019. /Kabar/. President of Kyrgyzstan, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Sooronbay Jeenbekov took part Friday in a solemn meeting dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, the press service of the President’s Office of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. The President noted that the feat of the soldiers who participated in the Afghan war, will remain the highest example of the defense of the Fatherland. He expressed his condolences to the relatives and loved ones of the victims. A minute of silence was declared in honor of the compatriots who died heroically in the Afghan war. Jeenbekov stressed that the life experience of Afghan soldiers is necessary even now for the Armed Forces, law enforcement agencies, state and public organizations. Head of the Republican Council of Afghanistan War Veterans, Deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh (Kyrgyz Parliament) Kojobek Ryspaev and Chairman of the Kyrgyz Public Movement of Afghanistan Veterans of Afghanistan Abdygul Chotbaev spoke at the solemn meeting. The veterans were presented with awards, the solemn meeting ended with a festive concert. Photo credit: Sultan Dosaliev, Roman Gaynanov

Growth of extremist and terrorist crimes stopped in none of Central Asian countries

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2019. /Kabar/. The growth of extremist and terrorist crimes has not been stopped in any of the Central Asian countries. Such data was provided during the round table on “System for Assessing the Risks and Needs of Convicts in Places of Det
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Growth of extremist and terrorist crimes stopped in none of Central Asian countries

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2019. /Kabar/. The growth of extremist and terrorist crimes has not been stopped in any of the Central Asian countries. Such data was provided during the round table on “System for Assessing the Risks and Needs of Convicts in Places of Detention in the Light of the Adopted New Criminal Law of the Kyrgyz Republic” in Bishkek. According to the information, the number of people convicted for such crimes in the Kyrgyz Republic is 256 (as of March 25, 2018), in Kazakhstan – 661 (as of February 12, 2018), in Tajikistan – 675 (as of May 14, 2018). “Terrorists often deliberately commit ordinary crimes to hide in colonies and create “frozen cells” there. Both joint and separate detention has its disadvantages. With joint detention, a kind of diffuse recruitment takes place, while with separate detention, very cohesive terrorist or extremist cells can form,” Chairman of the Science Advisory Council of the CIS Anti-Terrorist Center Marianna Kochubey said. The study states that due to the favorable social and psychological conditions provided by members of extremist groups, conducting recruitment activities in prisons - atonement for sins and indulgence for crimes that will be committed in the future for the benefit of the organization, the possibility of escaping from lower castes and others, the number of adherents of radical groups is expanding.

Mayor of Bishkek, UN representatives in Kyrgyzstan discuss cooperation

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2019. /Kabar/. Bishkek Mayor Aziz Surakmatov met representatives of UN international programs (UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP) in the Kyrgyz Republic, the press service of the metropolitan municipality reported. The meeting was attended by UN Residen
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Mayor of Bishkek, UN representatives in Kyrgyzstan discuss cooperation

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2019. /Kabar/. Bishkek Mayor Aziz Surakmatov met representatives of UN international programs (UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP) in the Kyrgyz Republic, the press service of the metropolitan municipality reported. The meeting was attended by UN Resident Coordinator in the Kyrgyz Republic Ozonnia Ojielo, head of the UNICEF Office in the Kyrgyz Republic Yukie Mokuo, acting representative of the UN-Women programme Nurgul Asylbekova; representative of the UNFPA Meder Omurzakov; UNDP Assistant Resident Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic Erkinbek Kasybekov; and representative of the World Health Organization Oskon Moldokulov. During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of cooperation on key issues of the municipality and the UN, as well as problems of city ecology, education, gender equality, health, safe city, and residential areas.