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Kyrgyzstan and EU held 3rd round of talks on new in-depth cooperation agreement

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. Within the framework of the received mandate, the 3rd round of negotiations on the draft of the new in-depth agreement on partnership and cooperation was held between the Kyrgyz Republic and the European Union. Constructive
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Kyrgyzstan and EU held 3rd round of talks on new in-depth cooperation agreement

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. Within the framework of the received mandate, the 3rd round of negotiations on the draft of the new in-depth agreement on partnership and cooperation was held between the Kyrgyz Republic and the European Union. Constructive negotiations were held in the 1st and 3rd thematic groups, which from the Kyrgyz side were headed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nurlan Abdrakhmanov and Deputy Minister of Finance Mirlan Baigonchokov respectively. During the meetings, the European side highlighted the importance of the successful visit of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov to the institutions of the European Union on April 11-12, 2018. The sides agreed to hold the next 4-th round at the end of June 2018 in Kyrgyzstan.

Third World Nomad Games presented in Minsk to news agencies of CIS

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. The XXIV meeting of the Council of Heads of State Information Agencies of the CIS countries was held in Minsk, where the Third World Nomad Games were presented. The presentation for the heads of 8 news agencies was made by K
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Third World Nomad Games presented in Minsk to news agencies of CIS

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. The XXIV meeting of the Council of Heads of State Information Agencies of the CIS countries was held in Minsk, where the Third World Nomad Games were presented. The presentation for the heads of 8 news agencies was made by Kubanychbek Taabaldiev, Director of Kabar News Agency. He invited the media of the CIS countries to actively participate in the coverage of Third World Nomad Games, which will be held in September 2018. The meeting of the CIS Information Council was attended by Director General of TASS Sergey Mikhailov, director of BelTa Irina Akulovich, deputy directors of Kazinform Zhasulan Toiboldin and Khovar Agency Sarvar Azimov, as well as representatives of Armenpress and AzerTAg agencies.

OSCE Secretary General to visit Kyrgyzstan in May

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. First Deputy Minister Dinara Kemelova met with Director of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Center, Ambassador Marcel Pesko. During the meeting, the issues of strengthening fruitful cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the OSCE, i
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OSCE Secretary General to visit Kyrgyzstan in May

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. First Deputy Minister Dinara Kemelova met with Director of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Center, Ambassador Marcel Pesko. During the meeting, the issues of strengthening fruitful cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the OSCE, including coordination of the OSCE project activities at the regional level, were discussed. The sides expressed mutual interest in further cooperation in the planning and implementation of regional projects in the countries of Central Asia in order to ensure sustainable development and stability, as well as the application of joint approaches to counter the challenges and threats to the security of all countries in the region. The sides also discussed the preparation of OSCE Secretary General’s visit to Kyrgyzstan in May 2018.

Kyrgyz president dismisses cabinet after no-confidence vote

BISHKEK, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed a decree to dismiss the cabinet after lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a no-confidence vote against the government of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov, the president's press service said Thur
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Kyrgyz president dismisses cabinet after no-confidence vote

BISHKEK, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed a decree to dismiss the cabinet after lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a no-confidence vote against the government of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov, the president's press service said Thursday. The no-confidence vote followed criticism of the government's annual report by the opposition party, who viewed the government's work in 2017 as unsatisfactory. Among a total of 120 legislators, 102 of them voted to disband the government, with just five voting against the move, an official parliamentary protocol showed. According to the decree, the prime minister, deputy prime minister and other members of the government will continue to fulfill their duties until the formation of a new cabinet It is the first time in Kyrgyzstan's history that the parliament expressed no confidence in the government since the Central Asian nation gained independence in 1991. Under the constitution, the president has the right to sack the government or overrule parliament and let the cabinet stay. The vote, initiated by the opposition group, was seen as another sign of tension between Jeenbekov, who was elected president in October, and his predecessor Almazbek Atambayev. Isakov was nominated as prime minister in late August last year, after Jeenbekov resigned in order to run for the presidential election.

International Universal Exhibition-Fair «Kyrgyzstan-2018» opened in Bishkek

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. The official opening ceremony of the 20th International Universal Exhibition-Fair «Kyrgyzstan-2018» was held in Bishkek. Organizers of the fair are the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Chamber of Commerc
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International Universal Exhibition-Fair «Kyrgyzstan-2018» opened in Bishkek

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. The official opening ceremony of the 20th International Universal Exhibition-Fair «Kyrgyzstan-2018» was held in Bishkek. Organizers of the fair are the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic (CCI). Representatives of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, international organizations, Embassies, business organizations, residents and guests of the capital were invited to the event. According to the press service of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic, the exhibition «Kyrgyzstan-2018» will be held from 19 to 23 April 2018, and is an important event of international level, which has become known among business circles of many countries of the world. It is expected that the exhibition will be visited by over 10 thousand visitors from all regions of Kyrgyzstan, CIS countries and far abroad. The participants of the business event, more than 30 foreign and domestic companies, will receive these days unique opportunities to establish their business presence in the developing market of Kyrgyzstan, to demonstrate new products and services, to find new partners and agents, to strengthen existing positions and obtain full information about the market. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ways of further possible cooperation and establish a strong mutually beneficial partnership. It should be noted that many foreign companies arrived in Kyrgyzstan for the first time and intend to find here profitable partners and launch projects to create joint production enterprises. During the forum, businessmen will hold talks on cooperation in the production and processing of consumer goods, agricultural machinery, dairy equipment, household appliances, gas boilers, light industry, confectionery, construction materials and design of gas supply systems.

Jeenbekov meets with leaders of factions of parliamentary majority coalition

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov met with leaders of factions of the majority coalition in the Jogorku Kenesh - SDPK faction Isa Omurkulov, Kyrgyzstan faction Almazbek Baatyrbekov and Bir Bol e faction Altynbek Sulaimanov. Spea
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Jeenbekov meets with leaders of factions of parliamentary majority coalition

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov met with leaders of factions of the majority coalition in the Jogorku Kenesh - SDPK faction Isa Omurkulov, Kyrgyzstan faction Almazbek Baatyrbekov and Bir Bol e faction Altynbek Sulaimanov. Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Dastanbek Dzhumabekov and head of the President’s Office Muhamedkaly Abylgaziev alsi took part in the meeting. Isa Omurkulov said that Jogorku Kenesh supported the proposal of the deputies of the three fractions, which make up 1/3 of the parliament, about expressing no confidence in the government of the country at today's parliament session. «The Parliament took such a decision in the interests of the country. The majority coalition remains in the same composition,» Isa Omurkulov said. At the same time, he added that Respublika-Ata-Jurt faction is expected to be included in it. Jeenbekov stressed that the stable work of the majority coalition in the parliament ensures the stability of the development of the state and wished fruitful work to the parliament with the executive branch of power.

Kyrgyzstan’s Government resigns

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /.– President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed the decree on the resignation of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the press service of the Kyrgyz President reported. According to the decree, the persons who held
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Kyrgyzstan’s Government resigns

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /.– President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed the decree on the resignation of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the press service of the Kyrgyz President reported. According to the decree, the persons who held the posts of prime minister, vice prime ministers, members of the government, will continue to fulfill their duties until the formation of a new composition of the government. The decree of the president comes into force from the moment of its signing.

Kyrgyz Parliament expresses motion of no confidence in government

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. The deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh expressed a motion of no confidence in the government of the country. 101 deputies voted for this decision. Earlier, leader of the Respublika-Ata-Jurt faction Jyrgalbek Turuskulov, asked Sp
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Kyrgyz Parliament expresses motion of no confidence in government

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. The deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh expressed a motion of no confidence in the government of the country. 101 deputies voted for this decision. Earlier, leader of the Respublika-Ata-Jurt faction Jyrgalbek Turuskulov, asked Speaker Dastanbek Jumabekov to include in the agenda of the session of the parliament the issue of expressing a vote of no confidence in the government. He was supported by head of Ata Meken faction Almambet Shykmatatov. After that, the Committee on Constitutional Legislation, State Structure, Judicial and Legal Issues and the Rules of the Jogorku Kenesh held a 15-minute meeting and took a decision to submit for consideration the issue of expressing a motion of no confidence in the government. Then, the deputies held a vote and, based on the results, the Jogorku Kenesh adopted a resolution expressing no confidence in the government. Recall, the three factions Respublika-Ata Jurt, Ata-Meken and Onuguu-Progress recognized the government's report for 2017 as unsatisfactory. Before that, two factions SDPK and Kyrgyzstan approved the report of the Cabinet of Ministers. The government of Sapar Isakov was approved on August 26, 2017.

JICA will assist Kyrgyzstan in health sector

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Japan Chyngyz Aidarbekov met with Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Noriko Suzuki. The sides discussed the current implementation of previously signed credit and
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JICA will assist Kyrgyzstan in health sector

Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Japan Chyngyz Aidarbekov met with Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Noriko Suzuki. The sides discussed the current implementation of previously signed credit and grant agreements, plans to increase cooperation, as well as the planned visit of JICA leadership to Kyrgyzstan in this summer. Suzuki said that as part of the ongoing work to update the country assistance strategy for Kyrgyzstan, it is planned to include in the strategy the support in the health sector. She also told about the planned activities in this direction. Thanking for effective comprehensive support, Aidarbekov drew attention to the importance of continuing close cooperation in preventing natural disasters. In this regard, the sides discussed the feasibility of implementing, within the framework of the new strategy, social infrastructure projects to prevent natural disasters.

Op-ed:Chinese delegation’s DPRK visit implements consensus reached by Xi and Kim

By Zhong Sheng, People’s Daily At the invitation of the International Affairs Department of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), a Chinese art troupe led by Song Tao, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committe
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Op-ed:Chinese delegation’s DPRK visit implements consensus reached by Xi and Kim

By Zhong Sheng, People’s Daily At the invitation of the International Affairs Department of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), a Chinese art troupe led by Song Tao, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, paid a visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) from April 13 to 18 for the attendance of the «Spring of April» International Friendship Art Festival held in Pyongyang. The visit was made after the historic meeting betweenXi Jinping,general secretary of the CPC Central Committee andKim Jong Un,chairman of the WPKand chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK. It is an important cultural exchange activity that implements the consensus reached by the two top leaders in Beijing last month. Carrying forward the traditional friendship between China and the DPRK accords with the common interests of both sides, and is the common strategic choice of both sides, Xi said to Kim last month, adding that the decision was made based on history and reality, the international and regional structure and the general situation of China-DPRK ties. Xi made four proposals concerning the development of China-DPRK relations: continue giving play to the guiding role of high-level exchanges; make full play of the time-tested valuable practices of strategic communication; actively advance peaceful development and cement the popular will foundation for China-DPRK friendship. This cultural visit to the DPRK aims at implementing the important consensus reached by Xi and Kim, carrying forward China-DPRK friendship, pushing exchanges and cooperation between the two parties, and propelling cultural and art exchanges. Appointing head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee as leader of the troupe has reflected the political leading role of party-to-party exchanges in China-DPRK relations, and such arrangement is the first ever in the history of party-to-party exchanges between the two countries. At the moment when the DPRK-China friendly relations are moving towards a new and higher stage, General Secretary Xi sent a high-level and large-scale troupe to the DPRK, showing that Xi highly values the implementation of the consensus and revealing his friendly feelings of the DPRK people, Kim said to Song. Kim said he hopes that the two countries will take this opportunity to consolidate the basis of friendship between the two peoples and jointly write a new chapter of the DPRK-China friendship. For a long time, high-level and party-to-party exchanges have been playing an irreplaceable guiding and pushing role for developing China-DPRK relations. As witness and promoter of the evolvement of China-DPRK relations, Xi led delegations to visit the DPRK in June 2008 and July 2005, respectively as member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice President of China, and member of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee. It is an unswerving strategic principle of the CPC and the Chinese government to maintain, consolidate and develop good relations with the DPRK, Xi said during a meeting with Kim Jong Il, the then General Secretary of the WPK in Pyongyang on June 18, 2008. Under new circumstances in the new era, giving bigger play to the important role of high-level and party-to-party exchanges will help promote China-DPRK exchanges and cooperation in various aspects, deepen mutual understanding and mutual trust between the two peoples and seek common security and prosperity for countries in the region. Conducting in-depth exchanges of views on major issues is a glorious tradition of the two parties. During Song’s visit to the DPRK, the two sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concerns. On the Korean Peninsula issue, China sticks to the goal of denuclearization of the peninsula, safeguarding peace and stability on the peninsula and solving problems through dialogue and consultation. Facts have proved that China’s stance has played an important role in alleviating the tensions on the Korean Peninsula. “China plays a central role and the role will become bigger,”UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told People’s Daily. The comment is a high praise of China’s sincere and unremitting efforts to solve the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. Under the care and promotion of top leaders of China and the DPRK, as well as the joint efforts of the two peoples, the China-DPRK relations will definitely inject warmth into and play a constructive role in improving the situation on the Korean Peninsula. China is willing to work with relevant parties, including the DPRK, to solve the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula through dialogues and consultation, safeguard peace and stability of the peninsula and promote regional prosperity and development.

Kyrgyzstan and Qatar plan to open joint IT academy

Bishkek, Apr. 18, 2018. / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan and Qatar plan to develop cooperation between universities of the two countries. The details of this plan were discussed by Minister of Education and Science Gulmira Kudaiberdieva and Director of the Department o
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Kyrgyzstan and Qatar plan to open joint IT academy

Bishkek, Apr. 18, 2018. / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan and Qatar plan to develop cooperation between universities of the two countries. The details of this plan were discussed by Minister of Education and Science Gulmira Kudaiberdieva and Director of the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education of Qatar Khalid Al-Ali. «There are many universities both in Qatar and in Kyrgyzstan that could interact with each other. It is necessary to give impetus to this cooperation, to help in concluding agreements between universities. We could also cooperate in the field of scientific research,» said Khalid Al-Ali. Kudaiberdieva talked about the activities of the ministry within the framework of the Taza Koom program and suggested considering the possibility of opening a joint IT academy.

Border guards seize large amount of narcotics at the Tajik-Afghan border in Khatlon province

Border guards jointly with officers of the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) have reportedly seized a large amount of narcotics at the Tajik-Afghan border in Khatlon province. “On Monday April 16, servicemen of the “Hamadoni” border unit dep
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Border guards seize large amount of narcotics at the Tajik-Afghan border in Khatlon province

Border guards jointly with officers of the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) have reportedly seized a large amount of narcotics at the Tajik-Afghan border in Khatlon province. “On Monday April 16, servicemen of the “Hamadoni” border unit deployed in the Khatlon province jointly with the SCNS officers thwarted an attempt of smuggling a large amount of narcotics out of Afghanistan into Tajikistan,” Muhammad Ulughkhojayev, a spokesman for the SCNS Main Border Guard Directorate, told Asia-Plus in an interview. “When Afghan drug smugglers spotted ambush of Tajik border guards and security officers, they returned to Afghan territory leaving more than 20 kilograms of cannabis on the spot,” said Ulughkhojayev. “Besides, border guards discovered a drug cache containing some five kilograms of heroin.” https://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/tajikistan/security/20180418/border-guards-seize-large-amount-of-narcotics-at-the-tajik-afghan-border-in-khatlon-province

2 killed, over 300 buildings damaged in Indonesia earthquake

A shallow earthquake in Central Java province has left two people dead, 21 others injured and over 300 buildings damaged, a disaster agency official said Thursday, Xinhua reported. More than 2,000 people have taken shelter in evacuation centers set up after
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2 killed, over 300 buildings damaged in Indonesia earthquake

A shallow earthquake in Central Java province has left two people dead, 21 others injured and over 300 buildings damaged, a disaster agency official said Thursday, Xinhua reported. More than 2,000 people have taken shelter in evacuation centers set up after the quake, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the natural disaster management agency. All the wounded have received treatment at a nearby clinic and hospital, he added. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.4 and a depth of 4 km, struck the province at 13:28 p.m. local time on Wednesday, according to the geophysics and meteorology agency. «The worst impacts were in Kalibening sub-district of Banjarnegara district as the unstable condition of soil has also worsened the risks,» Sutopo told Xinhua in a text message. He said 316 houses, four mosques and two school buildings were devastated, while 2,104 people have fled home to evacuation centers. Nearly 200 soldiers, personnel from search and rescue office and disaster agency office are jointly undertaking relief efforts in the affected areas, said Sutopo. Clean water and food are among those badly needed, he noted. Indonesia is prone to earthquakes as it lies at a vulnerable zone called «the Pacific Ring of Fire». Trend

Minsk named CIS top spring tourist destination

Minsk tops the list of spring tourist destinations in the CIS. The list of most popular cities among Russian tourists this spring has been compiled by the TurStat analytical agency, BelTA informs. Minsk, Astana, Baku, Yerevan, Almaty, Tashkent, Chisinau, Bis
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Minsk named CIS top spring tourist destination

Minsk tops the list of spring tourist destinations in the CIS. The list of most popular cities among Russian tourists this spring has been compiled by the TurStat analytical agency, BelTA informs. Minsk, Astana, Baku, Yerevan, Almaty, Tashkent, Chisinau, Bishkek, Dushanbe and Ashgabat are in the top ten of the CIS spring tourist destinations. The rating is based on the analysis of popularity of trips this spring. According to TurStat, Russian travelers usually choose weekend tours. They come to Minsk for about three days and spend $80 a day on accommodation and food. Chisinau and Tashkent offer the cheapest tours. Astana and Baku are the most popular cities for luxury holidays, Kazinform has learnt from BelTA. http://www.inform.kz/en/minsk-named-cis-top-spring-tourist-destination_a3224155

First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther"

The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots Wednesday evening as Hollywood's blockbuster «Black Panther» premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater, Fox News reported. Though it was a private, invitation-
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First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther"

The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots Wednesday evening as Hollywood's blockbuster «Black Panther» premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater, Fox News reported. Though it was a private, invitation-only screening, for many Saudis it marked one of the clearest moments of change to sweep the country in decades. It's seen as part of a new era in which women will soon be allowed to drive and people in the kingdom will be able to go to concerts and fashion shows, and tuck into a bucket of popcorn in a cinema. «It's a new era, a new age. It's that simple. Things are changing, progress is happening. We're opening up and we're catching up with everything that's happening in the world,» said Rahaf Alhendi, who attended the showing. Authorities said the public would be able to purchase tickets online Thursday for showings starting Friday. But there may be delays. Movies screened in Saudi cinemas will be subject to approval by government censors, and Wednesday night's premiere was no exception. Scenes of violence were not cut, but a final scene involving a kiss was axed. Still, it's a stark reversal for a country where public movie screenings were banned in the 1980s during a wave of ultraconservatism that swept Saudi Arabia. Many Saudi clerics view Western movies and even Arabic films made in Egypt and Lebanon as sinful. Despite decades of ultraconservative dogma, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has pushed through a number of major social reforms with support from his father, King Salman, to satiate the desires of the country's majority young population. «This is a historic day for your country,» Adam Aron, CEO of AMC Entertainment, told the crowd at the screening. «It's been about 37 years since you've been able to watch movies the way movies are meant to be watched in a theater, together on a big screen.» U.S.-based AMC, one of the world's biggest movie theater operators, only two weeks earlier signed a deal with Prince Mohammed to operate the first cinema in the kingdom. AMC and its local partner hurriedly transformed a concert hall in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, into a cinema complex for Wednesday's screening. Aron said the company plans to rip out the current concert-style seats and replace them with plush leather recliners and build three more screens in the complex to accommodate up to 5,000 movie-goers a day. Samer Alsourani traveled from Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province for the event. He commended the crown prince for following through on his promises to modernize the country. «This is the first time that we really see something that's really being materialized,» he said. The social reforms undertaken by the 32-year-old heir to the throne are part of his so-called Vision 2030, a blueprint for Saudi Arabia that aims to boost local spending and create jobs amid sustained lower oil prices. The Saudi government projects that the opening of movie theaters will contribute more than 90 billion riyals ($24 billion) to the economy and create more than 30,000 jobs by 2030. The kingdom says there will be 300 cinemas with around 2,000 screens built by 2030. AMC has partnered with a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, known as the Public Investment Fund, to build up to 40 AMC cinemas across the country over the next five years. Saudi Arabia had already started gradually loosening restrictions on movie screenings in the past few years, with local film festivals and screenings in makeshift theaters. For the most part, though, until now Saudis who wanted to watch a film in a movie theater had to drive to nearby Bahrain or the United Arab Emirates for weekend trips to the cinema. In the 1970s, there were informal movie screenings but the experience could be interrupted by the country's religious police, whose powers have since been curbed. Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi writer, describes the theaters of the 1970s as being «like American drive-ins, except much more informal.» In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, he wrote that a friend once broke his leg at a screening in Medina when he jumped off a wall to escape the religious police and avoid arrest. By the 1980s, movie screenings were largely banned unless they took place in private residential compounds for foreigners or at cultural centers run by foreign embassies. Access to streaming services, such as Netflix, and satellite TV steadily eroded attempts by the government to censor what the Saudi public could view. By 2013, the film «Wadjda» made history by becoming the first Academy Award entry for Saudi Arabia, though it wasn't nominated for the Oscars. To adhere to the kingdom's norms on gender segregation, certain screenings may be held for families and others for male-only crowds. But, generally movie theaters will not be gender segregated with «family sections» for women and related men and separate «single sections» for male-only crowds as is customary at restaurants and cafes. Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Alawwad told The Associated Press the government aims to strike a balance between the country's Islamic mores and people's movie experiences. «We want to ensure the movies are in line with our culture and respect for values. Meanwhile, we want to provide people with a beautiful show and really enjoy watching their own movies,» he said. The new movie theater also came equipped with prayer rooms to accommodate the daily Muslim prayer times. Trend

IMF forecasts Kazakhstan’s GDP to grow

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts Kazakhstan’s GDP to increase by 3.2 percent in 2018, which exceeds the forecast announced in October 2017 by 0.4 percent, according to the IMF’s updated World Economic Outlook, Trend reported. IMF also fore
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IMF forecasts Kazakhstan’s GDP to grow

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts Kazakhstan’s GDP to increase by 3.2 percent in 2018, which exceeds the forecast announced in October 2017 by 0.4 percent, according to the IMF’s updated World Economic Outlook, Trend reported. IMF also forecast 2.8 percent GDP growth in Kazakhstan in 2019. The main driver of the country's GDP growth, according to IMF, is an increase of oil production, but medium-term prospects remain subdued. In 2017, the forecast for GDP growth of the country amounted to 4 percent. The growth of consumer prices in Kazakhstan in 2018 is projected at 6.4 percent, and in 2019 at - 5.6 percent. In 2017, this indicator amounted to 7.4 percent. The IMF's forecast for unemployment in Kazakhstan remains at the level of 5 percent for three years (from 2017 to 2019). Previously, the government of Kazakhstan forecasted an increase in the growth rates of the economy, mainly due to stable oil prices on the world market. The nominal GDP in Kazakhstan in 2018 is expected at 57.2 trillion tenge. This is higher than the indicator approved in August 2017 by 1.3 trillion tenge. Real GDP growth is expected at 3.8 percent (previously forecasted at 3.1 percent). GDP per capita will increase to $9,200. (Exchange rate for 17 April, 2018: $1 – 330 tenge)

Former general director of Electric Stations and his deputy detained

Bishkek, Apr. 18, 2018. / Kabar /. On the fact of the accident at the Bishkek Power and Heating Plant, the former Director General of Electric Stations OJSC and his deputy were detained, the press service of the State Committee for National Security of the Ky
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Former general director of Electric Stations and his deputy detained

Bishkek, Apr. 18, 2018. / Kabar /. On the fact of the accident at the Bishkek Power and Heating Plant, the former Director General of Electric Stations OJSC and his deputy were detained, the press service of the State Committee for National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. «On Apr. 17, 2018, as part of the criminal case initiated in connection with the accident at the Bishkek Power and Heating Plant, the former director general of Electric Stations OJSC, now the Mayor of Jalal-Abad S. Avazov and former deputy general director of Electric stations OJSC J. Nazarov were detained,» the report said. At present, the detainees are placed in jail. The investigation is under way.

Despite the executed yield targets, Turkmenistan imports cotton

Last week during the bidding at Turkmenistan’s Commodity Exchange 21 deals, including cotton purchase deals, were concluded. The state information agency TDH reported on 14 April that cotton fibre for the amount of over 156 thousand manats ($44,6 thousand
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Despite the executed yield targets, Turkmenistan imports cotton

Last week during the bidding at Turkmenistan’s Commodity Exchange 21 deals, including cotton purchase deals, were concluded. The state information agency TDH reported on 14 April that cotton fibre for the amount of over 156 thousand manats ($44,6 thousand using the official rate) was purchased for the Turkmen domestic market. Three days earlier, at the Cabinet session held on 11 April the President announced that the development of textile industry is hampered by low cotton yield. The state-run news agencies, however, not only report that the cotton yield plan is fulfilled on an annual basis but also overstate the numbers. 545 hectares of land are allotted to grow cotton with an annual cotton yield of 1 million 50 thousand tons being harvested per hectare. According to official media outlets, in 2017 the same volume of cotton was harvested despite the fact that President Berdymukhammedov had repeatedly expressed discontent with low pace of the cotton harvesting campaign and local officials mobilized secondary school teachers and conscripts to harvest cotton. On 23 March the state information agency TDH unexpectedly reported that “last year “white gold” farmers exceeded the contractual obligations by handing in over 1 million 100 thousand tons of raw cotton to the state”.

Kim Jong-un meets Chinese official

Muitiicterici summits possibiem Chinese cnciysts Ri Soi Ju, wife of Kim Jong Un, fhcirimcn of the Worikeris' Pcrity of Koriec (WPK) cnd fhcirimcn of the Stcte Afciris Commission of the Demofrictif Peopie's Repubiif of Koriec (DPRK), wctfhes c bciiet perifori
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Kim Jong-un meets Chinese official

Muitiicterici summits possibiem Chinese cnciysts Ri Soi Ju, wife of Kim Jong Un, fhcirimcn of the Worikeris' Pcrity of Koriec (WPK) cnd fhcirimcn of the Stcte Afciris Commission of the Demofrictif Peopie's Repubiif of Koriec (DPRK), wctfhes c bciiet periforimed by the Chinese crit trioupe in Pyongycng, the DPRK, Apriii 14, 2018 (Xinhuc/Yco Dcwei). Norith Koriecn iecderi Kim Jong-un's meeting with c seniori Chinese offici fcririied foriwcrid tricditionci biicterici ties to c new phcse cnd showfcsed Chinc's eforit to priomote possibie summits between Norith Koriec, South Koriec cnd the US, Chinese cnciysts scid on Sundcy. Song Tco, hecd of the Interinctionci Depcritment of the Communist Pcrity of the Chinc (CPC) Centrici Commitee wcs riefeived by Kim on Scturidcy duriing his visit fori the Apriii Spriing Friiendship Arit Festivci in Pyongycng, cfforiding to the Koriecn Centrici News Agenfy (KCNA) on Sundcy. «Exfhcnged in ecrinest ct the meeting werie priofound views on the imporitcnt mcteris of mutuci fonferin of the Worikeris' Pcrity of Koriec cnd the CPC cnd the interinctionci situction,» KCNA rieporited. Song's visit to Norith Koriec briings tricditionci biicterici ties bcfk to c new ievei, Zheng Jiyong, dirieftori of the Shcnghci-bcsed Fudcn Univerisity Centeri fori Koriecn Studies, toid the Giobci Times. Chinc-Norith Koriec rieictions werie riestoried when Kim visited Chinc icst month. Song's Scturidcy visit fonsoiidcted tricditionci biicterici ties buiit by oideri-generiction iecderis, Cui Zhiying, dirieftori of the Koriecn Peninsuic Resecrifh Centeri ct Tongji Univerisity, toid the Giobci Times on Sundcy. The Apriii Spriing Friiendship Arit Festivci wiii not be the icst fommunifction between Chinc cnd Norith Koriec. Morie fuiturici, sporits cnd peopie-to-peopie exfhcnges wiii foiiow, Cui scid. Kim wcs quoted by KCNA cs scying thct he «wouid positiveiy fcririy foriwcrid cnd deveiop tricditionci DPRK-Chinc friiendship into c friesh phcse of deveiopment… by furitheri striengthening biicterici rieictions… infiuding exfhcnge of high-ievei deiegctions cnd underitcking briisk fooperiction cnd visits in vcriious feids cnd seftoris.» Song hcs picyed cn imporitcnt rioie in priomoting Sino-Norith Koriecn rieictions cnd sending him to meet Kim wouid heip Chinc exerit its infuenfe on rieciizing pecfe cnd stcbiiity on the peninsuic, Lü Chco, c riesecrifh feiiow ct the Liconing Afcdemy of Sofici Sfienfes, toid the Giobci Times. «Song's visit ciso showfcses Chinc's supporit fori the denufiecriizction of the peninsuic cnd its eforit to priomote summits between Norith Koriec, South Koriec cnd the United Stctes,» Lü scid. It is ciso c tricdition to hoid biicterici tciks beforie mcjori dipiomctif events fori Norith Koriec cnd Chinc, whifh fouid heip scfegucrid the stcbiiity of the Norithecst Asicn riegion, Lü noted. Sourifem Peopie’s Dciiy/Giobcitimes

Isakov about termination of contract with Huawei

Bishkek, Apr. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. Three parliamentary factions Respublika Ata-Jurt, Onuguu-Progress and Ata-Meken at a joint extraordinary meeting heard the report of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov on the work of the government for 2017. The meeting is held unde
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Isakov about termination of contract with Huawei

Bishkek, Apr. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. Three parliamentary factions Respublika Ata-Jurt, Onuguu-Progress and Ata-Meken at a joint extraordinary meeting heard the report of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov on the work of the government for 2017. The meeting is held under the chairmanship of leader of Onugu-Progress faction Bakyt Torobayev. Deputies asked why the government terminated the contract with the Chinese company Huawei, which was supposed to implement the Smart City project. Isakov replied that he personally took the decision to terminate the agreement with Huawei and took responsibility for himself. «We can implement the Smart City project ourselves and the project has already begun and there are first results,» the prime minister added. Earlier it was reported that in Bishkek, CCTV cameras were installed on intersection of several streets. A few days earlier Sapar Isakov at the presentation and launch of the Smart City project in test mode told that for three days, the camera recorded 10.5 thousand violations of traffic rules.

Bishkek hosts second specialized exhibition of food industry

Bishkek, Apr. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. The second Specialized Exhibition of Food Processing Equipment «FoodExpo» has started in Bishkek. The purpose of the exhibition is providing the food industry with the latest technologies and information in the field of fo
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Bishkek hosts second specialized exhibition of food industry

Bishkek, Apr. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. The second Specialized Exhibition of Food Processing Equipment «FoodExpo» has started in Bishkek. The purpose of the exhibition is providing the food industry with the latest technologies and information in the field of food processing. The exposition includes meat and fish processing equipment, equipment for the dairy industry, bakery equipment, canning equipment, transport and logistics. In addition, visitors of the exhibition can purchase food and beverages. The exhibition will last till Apr. 19.

Jeenbekov instructs to take measures to prevent uncontrolled violations of border

Bishkek, Apr. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov received chairman of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic Ularbek Sharsheyev, the Kyrgyz President's press service reported. The situation and issues of regulation of em
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Jeenbekov instructs to take measures to prevent uncontrolled violations of border

Bishkek, Apr. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov received chairman of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic Ularbek Sharsheyev, the Kyrgyz President's press service reported. The situation and issues of regulation of emerging problems at the state border were discussed. The head of state was informed about the ongoing work to protect the state border, as well as the current situation on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek and Kyrgyz-Tajik borders, in connection with recent incidents in these areas. In addition, Sharsheyev reported on the progress in the implementation of a number of instructions of the President on improving the activities of the Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic and improving the procedure for passing citizens across the border. The Head of State instructed to take organizational and technical measures to prevent uncontrolled violations of the state border of Kyrgyzstan, especially in the areas near the border line where the locals live. Jeenbekov set the task of the department to conduct explanatory work among the local population of border regions on observing the state border regime to prevent various conflicts. Together with the border agencies of neighboring countries, to seek compliance with the regime of the border and the line of conduct of servicemen. Taking into account the increase in passenger and cargo traffic on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek section of the border, the president instructed to continue the implementation of measures to prevent the accumulation of people and vehicles at checkpoints. Secretary of the Security Council of the Kyrgyz Republic Damir Sagynbaev, adviser to President of the Kyrgyz Republic Zhenish Razakov also took part in the meeting.

Next foreign visits of Jeenbekov will be to Russia and China

Bishkek, Apr. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. The next foreign trip of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov will take place in mid-May to Russia to attend the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. Head of the foreign policy department of the Kyrgyz President’s O
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Next foreign visits of Jeenbekov will be to Russia and China

Bishkek, Apr. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. The next foreign trip of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov will take place in mid-May to Russia to attend the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. Head of the foreign policy department of the Kyrgyz President’s Office Daniyar Sydykov told at a press conference at Kabar News Agency today that the upcoming meeting of the heads of the Eurasian Economic Union member states will be held in Sochi. «In June, a state visit to the People's Republic of China is planned, which will take place before the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization,» Sydykov said. He said that this issue has already begun to be worked out bilaterally.

Third round of negotiations on Agreement on Enhanced Cooperation of Kyrgyzstan-EU will be held in Brussels

Bishkek, Apr. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. The third round of negotiations between Kyrgyzstan and the European Union on the draft of the new Agreement on Enhanced Cooperation will be held tomorrow in Brussels (Kingdom of Belgium). Chief of the foreign policy departm
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Third round of negotiations on Agreement on Enhanced Cooperation of Kyrgyzstan-EU will be held in Brussels

Bishkek, Apr. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. The third round of negotiations between Kyrgyzstan and the European Union on the draft of the new Agreement on Enhanced Cooperation will be held tomorrow in Brussels (Kingdom of Belgium). Chief of the foreign policy department of the President’s Office Daniyar Sydykov, at a Kabar News Agency told reporters that the Kyrgyz delegation had already flown to the capital of Belgium to participate in a meeting with partners. «As one of such effective results of the working visit of our president to the EU institutions was the agreement that this Agreement will take into account all aspects that allow to build mutually beneficial cooperation,» Sydykov said. He said that this will strengthen the political dialogue between the parties, which in the future will entail an increase in economic indicators between the Kyrgyz Republic and the EU, and give impetus to other areas of cooperation. "We expressed our proposal that the new Agreement take into account our visions and strategic plans in accordance with the National Strategy for Sustainable Development - 2040, as well as the digital transformation program Taza Koom and Taza Suu program, Sydykov said. He said that now it is impossible to say the exact terms for signing this Agreement, but the upcoming talks will make it clear how close this date is to today.

Measures and tasks to improve electoral legislation of Kyrgyzstan discussed

Bishkek, Apr. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov received c hairman of the Central Election Commission Nurzhan Shaildabekova to discuss the measures and tasks to improve the electoral legislation of the country. Nurzhan Shaildabekova informe
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Measures and tasks to improve electoral legislation of Kyrgyzstan discussed

Bishkek, Apr. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov received c hairman of the Central Election Commission Nurzhan Shaildabekova to discuss the measures and tasks to improve the electoral legislation of the country. Nurzhan Shaildabekova informed about the preparations for the elections to the local councils, appointed by decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on May 13, 2018. She also briefed about the ongoing work on drafting the Strategy for the Further Improvement of Election Legislation, the main objectives and directions of which will be discussed at the public dialogue, which is planned to be held in May 2018. Then the work will continue at the parliamentary level. «Work on this issue is conducted in three subgroups formed within the framework of the Working Group established by the Decree, which includes deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, representatives of state bodies and non-governmental organizations, independent experts. The necessary expert assistance is provided by international partners - the OSCE, UNDP and the EU, as well as other institutions - on selected issues for the development of a democratic electoral system,» the CEC chairwoman said. Shaildabekova also noted that the system of civic education is expected to be launched through the creation of the Civic Education Center under the CEC of the KR. Jeenbekov recommended to intensify work on improving the electoral legislation, strengthening the party system, noting the special role of political parties in the development of the parliamentary system. At the same time, he stressed the need for public and parliamentary discussion of the vital issues of the electoral system, clear scheduling of the timetable, so that in advance of the next elections the necessary amendments were made and explained to the participants in the elections.

Kazakhstan to start issuing electronic visas in 2018

The government of Kazakhstan determined the list of countries, whose citizens will be able to get Kazakhstan’s electronic visas in 2018, the First Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tleuberdi said at a press conference, Kazakh media outlets repor
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Kazakhstan to start issuing electronic visas in 2018

The government of Kazakhstan determined the list of countries, whose citizens will be able to get Kazakhstan’s electronic visas in 2018, the First Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tleuberdi said at a press conference, Kazakh media outlets reported. «We plan to implement pilot projects for electronic visas for a number of countries this year. The list of these countries has already been determined,» Tleuberdi said. However he did not specify exactly for which countries the visa will be issued in this format. «The republican budget commission will also provide the necessary amount to improve the system of Committee of national security, engaged in the visa project, so that we could start the issuance of electronic visas in 2018,» Tleuberdi said. He also added that Kazakhstan studied the experience of electronic visa issuance of such countries, as the United Arab Emirates and Estonia.

Turkmenistan’s Parliament members to be moved to apartment blocks in the Olympic village

A decision has been made to move Turkmenistan’s Parliament members to apartment blocks in the Olympic village. At the Cabinet session held on 11 April President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov instructed the khyakim of Ashgabat to prepare the required document
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Turkmenistan’s Parliament members to be moved to apartment blocks in the Olympic village

A decision has been made to move Turkmenistan’s Parliament members to apartment blocks in the Olympic village. At the Cabinet session held on 11 April President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov instructed the khyakim of Ashgabat to prepare the required documents and make sure the Mejlis members and officials of ministries and agencies move to residential houses available on the territory of the Olympic village. It should be emphasized that apart from several stadiums and sports arenas the Olympic village also includes residential blocks for athletes designed to accommodate 12 000 people. Let us recall that $5 billion was spent from the Turkmen budget to construct the Olympic village. After hosting the Asian Games in September 2017 the President chargedthe government with the task of reorganizing the Olympic village to set up the training centre for the National Institute of Sports and Tourism based on its facilities.

Turkmenistan implementing national forest program

Aspects of implementation of the National Forest Program, including creation of a state forest cadastre were discussed at a workshop in Turkmenistan with participation of international experts, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported. The discussion was
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Turkmenistan implementing national forest program

Aspects of implementation of the National Forest Program, including creation of a state forest cadastre were discussed at a workshop in Turkmenistan with participation of international experts, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported. The discussion was held in the Turkmen city of Dashoguz as part of the workshop organized by the State Committee for Environmental Protection and Land Resources of Turkmenistan, the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC), and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). The event was attended by environment experts. Turkmen representatives spoke about measures for restoration of forests. Source: Trend

Riyadh Travel Fair in Saudi Arabia

4-day tourism fair boasts representatives from over 50 countries, including Turkey, Anadolu Agency reported. The 10th Riyadh Travel Fair opened on Tuesday in the Saudi capital. The four-day fair boasts over 300 exhibitors from 55 countries, including Denmar
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Riyadh Travel Fair in Saudi Arabia

4-day tourism fair boasts representatives from over 50 countries, including Turkey, Anadolu Agency reported. The 10th Riyadh Travel Fair opened on Tuesday in the Saudi capital. The four-day fair boasts over 300 exhibitors from 55 countries, including Denmark, Egypt, South Korea, Greece, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Tanzania, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Spain. In collaboration with the Turkish Culture Ministry, Turkey is also well-represented at the event, with booths from over 30 travel companies, Metin Bilge, Turkey's cultural envoy in Riyadh, told Anadolu Agency. The fair lasts through Friday, April 13.

Working groups of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan met on delimitation and demarcation of state borders

Tashkent, Apr. 13, 2018 / Kabar /. On Apr. 11 a regular meeting of working groups of government delegations of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on delimitation and demarcation of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border was successfully concluded in the city of Namangan, the
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Working groups of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan met on delimitation and demarcation of state borders

Tashkent, Apr. 13, 2018 / Kabar /. On Apr. 11 a regular meeting of working groups of government delegations of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on delimitation and demarcation of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border was successfully concluded in the city of Namangan, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported. «During the meeting, the sides continued the work on the description of the passage of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border line through the sections that were not included in the agreement on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border of September 5, 2017,» the report said. The meeting was held in the spirit of good-neighborliness and mutual understanding. A protocol was signed after the talks. Recall that earlier Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan delimited and demarcated 85% of undefined lines of borders.

Fire in one of the largest market in Bishkek

Bishkek, Apr. 13, 2018 / Kabar/. The fire in on the largest Osh market of Bishkek is localized, Minister of Emergencies Kubatbek Boronov told Kabar. He said that the fire was located at 7.40 am. Boronov said that the preliminary area of the fire is 2 thousa
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Fire in one of the largest market in Bishkek

Bishkek, Apr. 13, 2018 / Kabar/. The fire in on the largest Osh market of Bishkek is localized, Minister of Emergencies Kubatbek Boronov told Kabar. He said that the fire was located at 7.40 am. Boronov said that the preliminary area of the fire is 2 thousand square meters.

Kyrgyzstan's First Vice Prime Minister dismissed

Bishkek, Apr. 13, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov signed the Decree on dismissing Askarbek Shadiev. He was dismissed from the post of First Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, the Kyrgyz President's press service reported.
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Kyrgyzstan's First Vice Prime Minister dismissed

Bishkek, Apr. 13, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov signed the Decree on dismissing Askarbek Shadiev. He was dismissed from the post of First Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, the Kyrgyz President's press service reported.

Ilham Aliyev garners 86% of votes in presidential election

Preliminary results of the April 11 presidential election in Azerbaijan have been announced, Trend reported. The incumbent head of state, Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party Ilham Aliyev has garnered 86 percent of votes in the election, according to the vot
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Ilham Aliyev garners 86% of votes in presidential election

Preliminary results of the April 11 presidential election in Azerbaijan have been announced, Trend reported. The incumbent head of state, Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party Ilham Aliyev has garnered 86 percent of votes in the election, according to the votes counted in 5,201 polling stations, said Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Mazahir Panahov in an event dedicated to results of the presidential election. “Chairman of the Popular Front Party of Whole Azerbaijan Gudrat Hasanguliyev has garnered 3.04 percent of votes, self-nominee Zahid Oruj – 3.11 percent, Chairman of Azerbaijan Democratic Party Sardar Jalaloglu – 3.02 percent, Chairman of Modern Musavat Party Hafiz Hajiyev – 1.51 percent, Chairman of Azerbaijan Social Democratic Party Araz Alizada – 1.39 percent, Chairman of National Revival Movement Party Faraj Guliyev - 1.18 percent, Razi Nurullayev, nominated by Frontists Initiative Group – 0.75 percent,” he said. Panahov noted that up to know 5,201 polling stations have presented their reports and 3,723,278 bulletins have been counted. The CEC head added that there are some delays in delivery of bulletins from some polling stations and after receiving them, the exact results will be announced. Azerbaijan held a presidential election on April 11. Eight candidates were registered for the election. Six of the candidates were nominated by political parties, one candidate was a self-nominee and another candidate was nominated by an initiative group. On the voting day, 5,426 permanent polling stations and 215 temporary polling stations in 125 constituencies operated in the country. Web cameras were installed in 1,000 polling stations in 119 electoral districts. During the day, the voting process could be observed online from the website of the Central Election Commission (CEC). The election was observed by 894 international observers (61 organizations, 59 countries) and 58,175 local observers.

Uzbekistan hosted DigiGirlz educational program

Microsoft Corporation held DigiGirlz educational program, dedicated to women’s role in development of information technologies in Uzbekistan for the first time with support of local partners, UzA reported. The event, held at Inha University in Tashkent, wa
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Uzbekistan hosted DigiGirlz educational program

Microsoft Corporation held DigiGirlz educational program, dedicated to women’s role in development of information technologies in Uzbekistan for the first time with support of local partners, UzA reported. The event, held at Inha University in Tashkent, was attended by 60 girls at the age from 12 to 17. DigiGirlz program for girls on investing in education in the sphere of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is designed for preparing future professionals, ready for challenges and problems of the global economy. The event program was scheduled to the minute and consisted of two parts. The first half was devoted to the role of girls and women in development of information technologies. Employees of Microsoft Corporation and local IT-companies, as well as Uzbekistan women entrepreneurs delivered their lectures and presentations. They shared their experience in implementing high-tech projects, revealed nuances of working in large corporations. Experts discussed possibilities of building a career in the field of information technologies for girls, as well as presented a report about great contribution of women to the development of communication technologies. The second part of the program allowed participants to try their hand in invention, to test their technical skills and abilities. The youngest of them created a sensor to control “Flappy Bird« game, and adults collected Robo-hands. They received a set of electronic designer »Adruino", cardboard, wire, and other materials for creating devices. All the activity was carried out under the guidance of experienced professionals, who also gave a brief lecture on programming. Following the educational program, all participants received certificates, and nine of the most active participants were awarded with valuable prizes.

Jeenbekov arrives in Belgium

Brussels, Apr. 12, 2018. / Kabar /.President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov arrived on his first working visit to Belgium. Jeenbekov is planning to meet with Prince Karim Aga Khan IV in a tet-a-tete format during his working visit. In Brussels, Jeenbeko
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Jeenbekov arrives in Belgium

Brussels, Apr. 12, 2018. / Kabar /.President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov arrived on his first working visit to Belgium. Jeenbekov is planning to meet with Prince Karim Aga Khan IV in a tet-a-tete format during his working visit. In Brussels, Jeenbekov will visit the EU institutions, where he will meet with Presidents of the European Council - Donald Tusk, the European Commission - Jean-Claude Juncker, chairman of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, as well as the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federico Mogherini. President Jeenbekov is accompanied on this visit by Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldayev, Chief of Foreign Policy Division of President’s Administration Daniyar Sydykov, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Belgium Asein Isayev, Vice Prime Minister Sanzhar Mukanbetov, MP Abdyvakhap Nurbayev and MP Altynbek Sulaimanov. The visit of the head of Kyrgyzstan to Belgium will end on April 12, 2018.

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