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Foreign trade turnover of Kyrgyzstan in 2017 exceeded $ 6 bln

Bishkek, Feb. 13, 2018. / Kabar /. The volume of foreign trade turnover of Kyrgyzstan according to the preliminary results of 2017 exceeded $ 6 billion and increased by 12.5%, press secretary of the National Statistics Committee Boris Arabaev told today at a

New Space Center to be formed in Central Asia

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2018 / Kabar /. As part of the working visit of the delegation of the Ministry of Defense and Air Space Industry of Kazakhstan to Bishkek, Kazakhstan's astronaut and national hero Aidyn Aimbetov met with the lead scientists of Kyrgyzstan's N
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New Space Center to be formed in Central Asia

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2018 / Kabar /. As part of the working visit of the delegation of the Ministry of Defense and Air Space Industry of Kazakhstan to Bishkek, Kazakhstan's astronaut and national hero Aidyn Aimbetov met with the lead scientists of Kyrgyzstan's National Science Academy, Kazinform reports. Aidyn Aimbetov, who is also Space Technology Vice-President of Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary National Company, told about the latest achievements of Kazakhstan's space company and the opportunities of applying space technologies in economic development and ensuring security of the country. Vice-President of Kyrgyzstan National Science Academy Osmon Togusakov noted the growing practical significance of space monitoring - from study of relief and natural resources and quality of seeding work up to anti-corruption activity. «We have discussed the opportunities of creating a unified Central Asian center of space research which will involve our scientists too. We also invite Kazakh colleagues to the academic forum of investments and innovation which will be held this year in order to have this discussion in a more expanded format», Osmon Togusakov said. In the end of the meeting with Kyrgyz scientists who gave a warm welcome to the Kazakh astronaut, Aidyn Aimbetov pointed out the great scientific potential of Kyrgyzstan's Science Academy and the good potential of joint projects.

Iran plane crashes into mountain, killing all 66 aboard

TEHRAN, Iran — A commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of Iran, killing all 66 people on board, the state news media reported. The Iran Aseman Airlines plane went down near its destination, the city of Yasuj, about 485 miles sou
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Iran plane crashes into mountain, killing all 66 aboard

TEHRAN, Iran — A commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of Iran, killing all 66 people on board, the state news media reported. The Iran Aseman Airlines plane went down near its destination, the city of Yasuj, about 485 miles south of the capital, Tehran. Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai, a spokesman for Aseman Airlines, told state television that everyone aboard the ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flights, had been killed. It was carrying 60 passengers, including one child, and six crew members, according to The Associated Press. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. The Iranian Red Crescent said it had deployed people to the area, and the authorities said they would be investigating. The fog prevented rescue helicopters from reaching the site in the Zagros Mountains, state TV reported. Mr. Tabatabai said the plane had crashed into Mount Dena, which has an elevation of about 14,500 feet. News reports said the plane disappeared from radar screens 50 minutes after taking off from Mehrabad International Airport in western Tehran, which mainly serves domestic flights although it also has some international routes. Under decades of international sanctions, Iran’s commercial passenger aircraft fleet has aged, with accidents occurring regularly in recent years. The sanctions have prevented the oil-rich country from updating its fleet, forcing it to use substandard Russian planes and to patch up older jets far past their normal years of service, drawing on spare parts bought with increasing difficulty on the black market. Most Iranian planes, including the 727, are forbidden to operate within the European Union. In 2014, a locally built Iranian passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Mehrabad airport, killing 39 people and reviving questions about the safety of an aviation sector left hobbled by international sanctions. The plane was based on a relatively obscure Ukrainian design that had been involved in previous Iranian air disasters. The Sepahan Air regional airliner, bound for Tabas in eastern Iran, went down in a residential area shortly after takeoff at 9:20 a.m. In November 2006, an Iranian military plane crashed at Mehrabad airport, killing all 38 people on board, including 35 members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, state television reported. The Antonov 74 aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff, the director of the airport said. The plane had been headed to Shiraz in the south of Iran. Earlier that year, a plane carrying 147 passengers caught fire while landing in northeastern Iran, killing 29 of the 148 people on board and injuring 47, state-run television reported. The plane, a Russian-made Tupolev-154, apparently blew a tire while landing in Mashhad, slipped off the runway and burst into flames, the governor of Khorasan Province said. After the landmark nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, Iran signed deals with Airbus and Boeing to buy scores of passenger planes. The ATR 72 involved in the crash on Sunday, a French-Italian short-haul aircraft, was introduced in the late 1980s. The Aseman Airlines fleet’s aircraft were delivered from 1993 to 2009. Aseman Airlines is a semiprivate carrier based in Tehran that specializes in flights to remote airfields across the country. It also flies internationally. By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Kyrgyzstan's economic week Feb. 12-18, 2018

GDP growth. The volume of gross domestic product (GDP) in January 2018, according to preliminary estimates, amounted to more than 27 billion soms ($1 = 68.95 som) and increased by 2.3% compared to the same period of last year. According to data of the Nation
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Kyrgyzstan's economic week Feb. 12-18, 2018

GDP growth. The volume of gross domestic product (GDP) in January 2018, according to preliminary estimates, amounted to more than 27 billion soms ($1 = 68.95 som) and increased by 2.3% compared to the same period of last year. According to data of the National Statistics Committee, the growth in GDP was affected by an increase in volumes in the industries that produce goods and services. The largest share in the structure of GDP fell on the industry providing services, which in general amounted to about 47%. The share of industry was more than 27%, agriculture - 8% and construction 3%. Without taking into account the enterprises for the development of the Kumtor field, the volume of GDP last year was 24 billion soms, an increase made 3.4%. At the same time the growth of industrial production in Kyrgyzstan in January 2018 was increased mainly due to light industry, the National Statistics Committee said. The share of industry in the GDP structure in January of this year made 27%. The growth in the industry was achieved by increasing production in the textile industry: the production of clothing, footwear, leather and other leather products, as well as the production of rubber and plastic products. Investments also increase. The volume of investments in fixed assets in January 2018 amounted to 2.8 billion soms ($1 = 68.95 som) and increased by 1.5% compared to January 2017. The volume of financing from internal sources increased by 7.7%, while external ones, by contrast, decreased by 8.3%. The bulk of investment was directed to the construction of facilities on extraction of minerals, processing industries, transport activities, health and housing construction. Foreign trade turnover increase. The volume of foreign trade turnover of Kyrgyzstan according to the preliminary results of 2017 exceeded $ 6 billion and increased by 12.5%. The export of goods from Kyrgyzstan increased by 13.8%, and imports - by 12%. The growth in exports in January 2018 is provided by increased supplies of polished glass, butter, dried fruits, ores and concentrates, as well as precious metals. The increase in import, according to his data, is ensured by an increase in imports of synthetic fabrics, tableware and cookware, confectionery, vehicles, communications equipment, medicines, petroleum products, chocolate and other products. The volume of mutual trade with the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in January 2018 amounted to $ 2 billion 418 million and compared to January 2017 and December 2016 increased by 16.6%. At the same time, exports of goods increased by 27%, imports by 13.8%. The greatest share of the republic's mutual trade with the member states of the EEU belongs to Russia - 59.7% and Kazakhstan 36.5%. Livestock of animals. there are 1 million 575 thousand head of cattle in Kyrgyzstan, which is 3.1% more than in 2016, and the number of poultry is 6 million, which is 4.2% higher than in the previous year. However, the National Statists Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that despite this rate of growth in livestock, the indicators of the 1990s are not yet achieved in Kyrgyzstan. Then the number of domestic animals exceeded the current figures by more than 2 times. At the same time, the number of donkeys in Kyrgyzstan decreases every year. Their number annually decreases by about 10 thousand heads. If in 2015 there were more than 53 thousand donkeys in the republic, in 2016 there were 43 thousand heads, and in 2017 even less - only 33 thousand heads. According to the National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic, donkeys are slaughtered for sale of their skin. This week it became known that the identification of animals in Kyrgyzstan is completed by 90%. Deputy Prime Minister Dair Kenekeyev informed about this at the session of the Jogorku Kenesh. He said that in addition to tags for all animals, it is necessary to launch a system of traceability, that is, to track the movement of animals throughout the country. Kenekeyev explained that for the introduction of this system, two people went to France for training. Then they will bring to Kyrgyzstan codes from the system, after which the local company will monitor the movement of livestock. Markets will not be closed. There are no significant risks of closing Dordoi and Kara-Suu markets in near future. The Ministry of Economy said that the opening of Khorgos market in Kazakhstan is not a big risk for the closure of domestic large markets. «We discussed this situation with representatives of major markets. They have their own strategy and vision. Those initiatives on fiscalization of tax payments made on behalf of the Prime Minister are discussed with entrepreneurs. They have their own vision of how to further increase their work,» Minster of Economy of Kyrgyzstan Artem Novikov said. At that the Ministry of Economy is actively working with the leadership of the markets and is providing all necessary support. Taxes-taxes. The State Tax Service collected 6 billion and 70.5 million soms of taxes and payments in Jan. 2018. The plan was fulfilled by 102.4% or exceeded by 142.1 million soms. Compared to the same period of 2017, tax revenue increased by 383.9 million soms or 6.8%, excluding revenues from Kumtor, which composes 542.9 million soms or 12%. Exchange rate intervention. On February 14, the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan conducted one more intervention. The National Bank was forced to buy currency. The main regulator of the country's currency market was forced to react to the depreciation of the dollar. The National Bank bought out $ 5.5 million in one day. This is the third intervention by the National Bank in 2018. Meat supply to Iran. Kyrgyzstan resumed deliveries of meat to Iran. Chairman of the association of domestic producers Bakyt Degenbaev said that processors from Kyrgyzstan supplied 56 tons out of 500 tons of the first contract. An agreement was reached to supply a mutton. «In 2010, we already covered 30% of Iran's needs for lamb. But then we had a number of reasons, such as the lack of our own halal standard, modern slaughter shops, industrial refrigerators, which prevented us from supplying mutton to this country,» Degenbaev explained. He said that after resolution of these issues, the volume of halal meat supply to Iran will be increased. Kabar News Agency

Kyrgyz, Qatar FMs discuss bilateral cooperation

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2018 / Kabar /. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Erlan Abdyldaev met with Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, on Feb. 17, 2018, the Kyr
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Kyrgyz, Qatar FMs discuss bilateral cooperation

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2018 / Kabar /. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Erlan Abdyldaev met with Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, on Feb. 17, 2018, the Kyrgyz Foreign Affairs Ministry's press service reported. During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of Kyrgyz-Qatar bilateral cooperation and prospects for its development. The ministers expressed their interest in developing relations in the political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, in particular, organizing high-level visits and attracting Qatari investments to the country's economy. The ministers spoke in favor of further deepening constructive dialogue in bilateral and multilateral formats by intensifying the political dialogue.

South Kazakhstan launching alternative electric power projects

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2018 / Kabar /. There will be implemented 6 projects of alternative electric power production in Shymkent. The capacity will be 207.3 MW, Kazinform refers to the press service of the region's governor Zhanseit Tuimeibayev who has had a meet
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South Kazakhstan launching alternative electric power projects

Bishkek, Feb. 18, 2018 / Kabar /. There will be implemented 6 projects of alternative electric power production in Shymkent. The capacity will be 207.3 MW, Kazinform refers to the press service of the region's governor Zhanseit Tuimeibayev who has had a meeting with the region population. «One of the priorities is to develop resumable power sources with the help of investors. In Tolebi district there will start construction of minor hydroelectric power station »Kenes« with capacity 2.5 MW, two hydroelectric stations in Saryagash district with total capacity 5 MW and solar station in Zhylga village with capacity 20 MW. These kinds of power stations are the first in the world's railway transport producing electric power from solar energy. Also, near Zhetysai town there will be built a solar station on 10.7 hectares of land. The capacity of the station will be 4.8 MW. In Baidibek district the capacity of solar power stations will be 40 MW and in Otyrar district - 135 MW,» said the region's governor. Along with these projects 13 power supply facilities are being built in order to provide favorable conditions for development of production and the necessary infrastructure for population. As a result, 686 areas will be supplied with quality electric power.

Border guards of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan discuss border security

Tashkent, Feb. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. Heads of the Border Services of Kyrgyzstan Ularbek Sharsheyev and Uzbekistan Oibek Kosimov discussed security issues at the border and the working conditions of the checkpoint. The sides discussed the current situation on t
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Border guards of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan discuss border security

Tashkent, Feb. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. Heads of the Border Services of Kyrgyzstan Ularbek Sharsheyev and Uzbekistan Oibek Kosimov discussed security issues at the border and the working conditions of the checkpoint. The sides discussed the current situation on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border, summed up the results of the joint work on border protection, and discussed the issues of ensuring its security, the functioning of checkpoints located on the jointly guarded section of the border, the Committee for the State Border Protection of the National Security Service of Uzbekistan reported. Following the talks, a decision was made to intensify bilateral cooperation, in order to implement the agreements reached during the meeting of the presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on creating favorable conditions for the citizens of the two countries crossing the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border.

OSCE Secretary General to visit Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Feb. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. Within the framework of the Munich Conference on Security, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Erlan Abdyldaev met with Tomas Greminger, OSCE Secretary General, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affa
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OSCE Secretary General to visit Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Feb. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. Within the framework of the Munich Conference on Security, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Erlan Abdyldaev met with Tomas Greminger, OSCE Secretary General, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. The sides discussed further cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the OSCE and expressed their intention to strengthen fruitful cooperation. The OSCE will continue to support the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in implementing priority tasks. In response to the invitation of the Kyrgyz side, the OSCE Secretary General confirmed the readiness to visit Kyrgyzstan in the first half of this year.

Tajikistan's external debt reaches about 40 percent of GDP

Bishkek, Feb. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. The external debt of Tajikistan at the beginning of this year reached $2.9 billion, thus equaling to 40.3 percent of the republic's GDP. This was stated by Tajik Finance Minister Fayziddin Kakhhorzoda at a press conference i
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Tajikistan's external debt reaches about 40 percent of GDP

Bishkek, Feb. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. The external debt of Tajikistan at the beginning of this year reached $2.9 billion, thus equaling to 40.3 percent of the republic's GDP. This was stated by Tajik Finance Minister Fayziddin Kakhhorzoda at a press conference in Dushanbe on February 16, AzerNews reported. He noted that during the current year it is planned to attract $200 million of foreign borrowings. “We mainly borrow loans from those financial institutions that are permanent partners of the country. Financial capabilities of the country allow fulfilling their obligations on attracted loans in a timely and full amount,” the minister said. He stressed that $147 million was spent on servicing the principal debt and interest last year. Eximbank of China, to which the republic owes more than $1.2 billion, remains the main creditor of Tajikistan, according to the Ministry of Finance. Debt resulting from the sale of government securities on international markets is $500 million. In addition, debts to the World Bank ($318 million), the Asian Development Bank ($ 278 million), the Islamic Development Bank ($ 112 million) are also relatively large. Analysts of the World Bank earlier said that the debut of Tajikistan's Eurobonds in September 2017 significantly increased the country's debt burden. “The recently updated Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA) assumes that the level of debt sustainability in Tajikistan has increased from a moderate to a high level in the baseline scenario, as several important indicators have exceeded estimated thresholds. The latter reflects a decrease in the country's ability to earn foreign currency to service its external debt, which began to increase at an accelerated rate,” the World Bank's report emphasized. The report noted that the official bodies of Tajikistan intend to revise the Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy and to weaken the fiscal rule on the threshold of debt ceiling, increasing it from the current 40 percent of GDP to 60 percent of GDP. According to the Strategy for Public Debt Management of Tajikistan for 2015-2017, there is the limit of the nominal external debt of the country, that is, its size should not exceed 40 percent of GDP. This mark is of key importance in analyzing the solvency of the country by creditors.

UN system supports Kyrgyz President’s initiative to declare 2018 Year of Regional Development

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov received today UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative to Kyrgyzstan Ozonnia Ojielo on the occasion of the beginning of his diplomatic mission in the country. The Ky
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UN system supports Kyrgyz President’s initiative to declare 2018 Year of Regional Development

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov received today UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative to Kyrgyzstan Ozonnia Ojielo on the occasion of the beginning of his diplomatic mission in the country. The Kyrgyz President's press service reported that during the meeting Ozonnia Ojielo presented Jeenbekov the credentials of UN Secretary General António Guterres. The President congratulated him on his appointment and stressed the readiness of Kyrgyzstan to continue active and fruitful work with the UN system. «I am confident that your activities will contribute to the further expansion and deepening of our cooperation. In 2017, Kyrgyzstan celebrated the 25th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's membership in the UN, and we held several important events. The visit of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to Kyrgyzstan was held,» Jeenbekov said. The head of state stressed that Kyrgyzstan had chosen the path of parliamentary democracy, and expressed gratitude to UNDP for the support provided to Kyrgyzstan's efforts in strengthening the principles of democracy and improving the electoral system. Ozonnia Ojielo said that he is ready to do his best to assist in the promotion of programs and projects of national importance, announced by the President of the country. «The UN system supports your initiative to declare 2018 the Year of Regional Development. This decree will unite the efforts of all forces in the country aimed at the development of Kyrgyzstan. In the regions of Kyrgyzstan there are many UN programs and agencies, and we would like to implement our projects in accordance with the programs indicated in the Decree,» he said. He also expressed his opinion on the items voiced by the president at the last meeting of the Security Council of the Kyrgyz Republic on combating and eradicating corruption. «The goals and objectives of the Security Council to combat corruption are in tune with the directions of our programs. We also believe that corruption destroys resources aimed at the development of the country. We are also ready to support the implementation of the Taza Koom program aimed at promoting the principles of e-government, the development of digital public services and the open community in our country,» Ozonnia said. He also stressed the readiness of the UN system to support Kyrgyzstan's efforts to protect the environment, counteract the natural elements, fight against radicalism and extremism.

FMs of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan congratulate on 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan exchanged with congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the press se
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FMs of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan congratulate on 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan exchanged with congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. The congratulatory telegram of Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov says the following: «Our countries have managed to achieve decisive results through joint efforts and breakthrough agreements in the development of bilateral relations over the past period. Meetings and negotiations at the highest level are of particular importance, which over the past year have acquired a special confidential nature and created favorable conditions for deepening fruitful and constructive cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. It is pleasant to stress the active cooperation of our countries in political, economic, transport-transit, interparliamentary, cultural and humanitarian spheres, as well as the resolution of cross-border issues.» Whereas, the congratulatory telegram of Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldayev says the following: «2017 will remain in our memory as historical and very significant in Kyrgyz-Uzbek relations. In this regard, it is very symbolic and gratifying to meet the anniversary date of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek cooperation in the spirit of good-neighborliness, mutual trust and the establishment of a strategic partnership between our countries. I am sure that the positive political dialogue at all levels and the broad opportunities created in the field of trade, economic and cultural-humanitarian cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Uzbekistan will be strengthened and developed for the benefit of our states and people.»

Seventeen PPP projects worth $ 166 mln implemented in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. The role of the law on public-private partnership is significant in the development of the country's regions, chairman of the Committee on Economic and Fiscal Policy of the Kyrgyz Parliament Nurlan Makeyev said today at the p
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Seventeen PPP projects worth $ 166 mln implemented in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. The role of the law on public-private partnership is significant in the development of the country's regions, chairman of the Committee on Economic and Fiscal Policy of the Kyrgyz Parliament Nurlan Makeyev said today at the parliamentary hearings devoted to public-private partnership (PPP). He said that 2018 declared the Year of Regional Development by the presidential decree. «The role of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic On public-private partnership in the Kyrgyz Republic is significant in the development of regions. I believe that local authorities during the parliamentary hearings will take into account good proposals and experience in implementing PPP projects for the development of their regions,» Nurlan Makeyev said. Deputy Prime Minister Daiyr Kenekeyev recalled that the law on PPP was adopted in 2009, but did not work for several years, and in 2012, the law was amended accordingly. He added that 17 PPP projects are currently being implemented in Kyrgyzstan worth in total $ 166 million, including 4 projects in the health sector. Participants of the parliamentary hearings discussed the main problems, challenges and findings on the implementation of the Law «On public-private partnership in the Kyrgyz Republic», the functioning of the mechanism of public-private partnership in the republic, experience in implementing public-private partnership projects in public health.

Tajikistan to open exchange points on border with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan

The National Bank of Tajikistan (NBT) intends to open exchange offices on the borders with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, Trend reported. «In the near future, currency exchange offices operate near the control points on the borders of Tajikistan with Uzbek
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Tajikistan to open exchange points on border with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan

The National Bank of Tajikistan (NBT) intends to open exchange offices on the borders with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, Trend reported. «In the near future, currency exchange offices operate near the control points on the borders of Tajikistan with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan,» the representative of the National Bank in Sughd region told local media. The exchange of currency will be performed by credit organizations taking into account the fact that the activities of private currency exchange offices are prohibited in Tajikistan. The National Bank explained that this will help improve the situation when, the citizens of neighboring countries had to exchange currency on the black market due to the lack of exchange points on the border. On Saturday and Sunday, when banks and credit organizations do not work, it is difficult to exchange US dollars, euros or rubles on border areas. In spring 2015, all private exchange offices were closed by the order of the NBT, citing the need to assure the «stability» of Tajikistan’s currency market, the somoni exchange rate, and «the protection of the interests of clients of credit organizations.». Even earlier, the National Bank stopped the direct sale of the US dollar and the euro to the population due to unrests that occur at currency selling points. More than half of Tajikistan’s exchange offices – 818 out of a total of 1,581 – were shut down, leaving 763 operating. In late 2015, the rest were shut down as well, leaving commercial bank offices as the only legal place to exchange currency in the country. ---

Ministry of Emergency Situations: Level of air pollution in Bishkek is higher of normal feature

Bishkek, Feb.16, 2018 / Kabar /. Bishkek is leading in terms of air pollution among all regions of Kyrgyzstan. At the beginning of this year its degree was close to the critical level, the collegium of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republ
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Ministry of Emergency Situations: Level of air pollution in Bishkek is higher of normal feature

Bishkek, Feb.16, 2018 / Kabar /. Bishkek is leading in terms of air pollution among all regions of Kyrgyzstan. At the beginning of this year its degree was close to the critical level, the collegium of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic (MESKR) stressed today. Deputy Minister Davletbek Alimbekov said that the permissible level of atmospheric pollution is up to 0.06 microsievert, but in January 2018 it increased to 0.15 microsievert. The situation could have worsened had it not been precipitation by that time. Alimbekov added that the radiation background stabilized due to the warming of the air, as well as of precipitation, which caused a decrease in the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. To date, these indicators are higher than normal, but are not sufficient to impose a critical situation.

Jeenbekov congratulates Xi Jinping on Lunar New Year

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov congratulated President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping on the Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, the press service of the President’s Offic
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Jeenbekov congratulates Xi Jinping on Lunar New Year

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov congratulated President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping on the Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, the press service of the President’s Office reported. «Over the past 40 years of reform and opening up, China has made tremendous progress, which has also affected the development of the world as a whole. Today your country confidently continues to follow the path of accelerated social and economic development, plays an important role in regional and international affairs, as well as in solving global problems, which, of course, is facilitated by the wise and far-sighted policy of China under your leadership. I am glad to stress the high level of strategic partnership between Kyrgyzstan and China. A bilateral dialogue is developing, political mutual trust is being strengthened, ties are expanding in the trade, economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres and close interaction is being carried out in the security sphere. Our countries are actively cooperating in regional and international platforms,» President Jeenbekov said in his congratulatory telegram.

Kyrgyzstan sets date of Third World Nomad Games

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. The date of the beginning of the Third World Nomad Games (TWNG) has been determined. The opening ceremony will take place on Sept. 2, 2018 at the hippodrome of Cholpon-Ata town in Issyk-Kul oblast, the press service of the Go
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Kyrgyzstan sets date of Third World Nomad Games

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. The date of the beginning of the Third World Nomad Games (TWNG) has been determined. The opening ceremony will take place on Sept. 2, 2018 at the hippodrome of Cholpon-Ata town in Issyk-Kul oblast, the press service of the Government reported. Sports competitions of the TWNG will be held in 36 national sports, where about 3000 athletes from 80 countries of the world are expected to take part. About 500 media representatives from 50 countries will be invited to cover the event. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov gave an official start to preparations for the organization and holding of the TWNG back in Dec.15, 2017. The Head of Government emphasized that the nomadic culture and civilization is one of the oldest in the world and every year it is gaining an increasing popularity among the younger generation. Isakov added that the scale of the TWNG demonstrates the growing interest in the event from participating countries, and it will also contribute to raising the attractiveness among tourists and increase the level of trust towards our republic.

Jeenbekov extends condolences to Trump over death of schoolchildren in Florida

Bishkek, Feb.16, 2018 / Kabar /. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov expressed his condolences to US President Donald Trump in connection with numerous casualties as a result of shooting at High School in Parkland in Florida. «On behalf of the people of the
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Jeenbekov extends condolences to Trump over death of schoolchildren in Florida

Bishkek, Feb.16, 2018 / Kabar /. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov expressed his condolences to US President Donald Trump in connection with numerous casualties as a result of shooting at High School in Parkland in Florida. «On behalf of the people of the Kyrgyz Republic and on my own behalf, I express my deep condolences in relation to the tragedy that has occurred,» the Head of Kyrgyz State said in his telegram of condolences. Jeenbekov conveyed the words of deep sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims and wished a quick recovery for all injured. 17 people were killed and 14 injured as a result of the attack on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland (Florida). The shooting was opened by a 19-year-old former student of this school. He was detained while trying to escape from the crime location.

Landmarks wear red for Chinese New Year around globe

BEIJING, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Global landmarks are celebrating the Chinese New Year by turning red, a color symbolizing good luck and happiness, as Chinese communities mark the Spring Festival around the world. The Chinese Year of the Dog arrives on Friday, F
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Landmarks wear red for Chinese New Year around globe

BEIJING, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Global landmarks are celebrating the Chinese New Year by turning red, a color symbolizing good luck and happiness, as Chinese communities mark the Spring Festival around the world. The Chinese Year of the Dog arrives on Friday, Feb. 16 this year. According to the latest release of China's State Council Information Office, the Chinese New Year was celebrated in more than 400 cities in more than 130 countries and regions this year. The top of the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan, New York, one of world's most beloved attractions, is scheduled to shine in red and gold at sunset on Tuesday and Thursday to celebrate the Chinese New Year. A window display of the Year of the Dog was also installed in the lobby windows on the Fifth Avenue. New York State has added the Spring Festival to its list of public holidays since 2014. In the Egyptian tourist city of Sharm el-Sheikh, the walls and trees at Hollywood Fun Park in the Red Sea resort city were garnished with red Chinese lanterns and colorful Chinese paintings to embrace a three-day celebration. Amid joyful atmosphere of a moonlit breezy night, hundreds of Egyptians joined Chinese to watch traditional lion dance performances in the alleyways of the tourist site to celebrate the biggest festival among Chinese people. As artists performed on stage, Chinese organizers distributed gifts to members of the audience, who hailed from a variety of nationalities. In the New Zealand's city of Auckland, Sky Tower also joined landmarks lighting for Chinese New Year. The tallest man-made structure in the country is scheduled to be lit with a gold-color base and red top from Feb. 15 to March 4. Other landmarks including 540-meter-tall Ostankino Tower in the Russian capital Moscow, Durban City Hall in South Africa and Recife's landmark bridge in Brazil also participated in the Global Tower Lights Up project, blanketed in red for Chinese New Year. Celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, the Lantern Festival on March 2 this year marks the end of the Chinese New Year Spring Festival. Numerous landmarks and attractions across Europe are set to create a bridge of light with China on March 2 and 3 by turning a shade of red. The European pillar of the light bridge will include 30 sites in 12 EU member states, such as the Grand Place in Brussels and Belgrade Brides in Serbia, with cultural events attended by both local and Chinese communities accompanying the illumination of the landmarks in several locations.

Telephone conversation takes place between Jeenbekov and Mirziyoyev

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. A telephone conversation took place between President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations betwe
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Telephone conversation takes place between Jeenbekov and Mirziyoyev

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. A telephone conversation took place between President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between two countries, the press service of the Kyrgyz President reported. The two leaders stressed that the development and deepening of traditional friendship, good-neighborliness and strategic partnership between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan met the fundamental interests of people of the two countries. The sides emphasized the importance of further deepening of political dialogue and implementation of all agreements reached during mutual visits at the highest level in 2017. Further plans to increase trade and economic cooperation and cross-border cooperation were also discussed during the conversation. The need to accelerate the delimitation of the remaining part of the state borders was particularly stressed.

Emergencies Minister of Kyrgyzstan meets with Turkish Ambassador

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. Minister of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic Major-General Kubatbek Boronov met with Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Cengiz Kamil Fyrat on Feb. 15, 2018, the press service of the Min
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Emergencies Minister of Kyrgyzstan meets with Turkish Ambassador

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. Minister of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic Major-General Kubatbek Boronov met with Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Cengiz Kamil Fyrat on Feb. 15, 2018, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic (MES) reported. In his greetings, the Minister congratulated Mr. Cengiz Kamil Fyrat on his appointment to the responsible post of the Ambassador wishing success in implementation of all plans. The Minister also expressed his hope for further cooperation between the two countries in the field of prevention and management of emergency situations. During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of early completion of work on coordination and signing of the Agreement between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on cooperation in the field of prevention and management of emergencies, the resumption of cooperation with the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Administration (TIKA) and the possibility of implementing joint projects aimed at protecting the population and territories from possible emergency situations. The Kyrgyz side also asked to assist in obtaining approval from the Turkish side on the use of the saved funds of the Turkish loan for purchase of special equipment for the MES . Whereas, the Ambassador expressed his readiness to assist in resolving the issues raised during the meeting. At the end of the meeting, the sides stressed the importance of further development of fruitful cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey in the field of prevention and management of emergency situations.

Kyrgyzstan resumes meat supplies to Iran

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan resumed deliveries of meat to Iran, chairman of the association of domestic producers Bakyt Degenbaev told. According to his data, processors from Kyrgyzstan supplied 56 tons out of 500 tons of the first contract
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Kyrgyzstan resumes meat supplies to Iran

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan resumed deliveries of meat to Iran, chairman of the association of domestic producers Bakyt Degenbaev told. According to his data, processors from Kyrgyzstan supplied 56 tons out of 500 tons of the first contract. An agreement was reached to supply a mutton. «In 2010, we already covered 30% of Iran's needs for lamb. But then we had a number of reasons, such as the lack of our own halal standard, modern slaughter shops, industrial refrigerators, which prevented us from supplying mutton to this country,» Degenbaev explained. The chairman of the association of domestic manufacturers explained that the break in the supply of meat was not in vain. During this time, the correct conclusions were made, we worked on the errors. Entrepreneurs opened the necessary slaughter shops by modern standards, and the halal department of the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic carried out all the work to create their own halal standard, in conjunction with the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kyrgyzstan. «Now we have received a green light for the supply of mutton to Iran. The specialists of the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Health, Sanitary and Veterinary Services of Iran arrived in Kyrgyzstan, who arrived in Kyrgyzstan to inspect the state of the infrastructure of our processing industry were satisfied. This is a step towards the long-term development of the markets of the countries of the Middle East,» Degenbaev said.

Central Asia’s largest glass production facility launched in Turkmenistan

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018. /Kabar/. The largest glass manufacturing enterprise in the Central Asian region, Türkmen aýna önümleri (Turkmen glass products), was opened in Ovadandepe, 25 kilometers north of Ashgabat, AzerNews reported. “At the initial stage
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Central Asia’s largest glass production facility launched in Turkmenistan

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018. /Kabar/. The largest glass manufacturing enterprise in the Central Asian region, Türkmen aýna önümleri (Turkmen glass products), was opened in Ovadandepe, 25 kilometers north of Ashgabat, AzerNews reported. “At the initial stage, 15 types of products are planned to be produced here, the assortment will increase with time, and some part of the output will be exported,” Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said at the opening ceremony. The enterprise will produce float glass (polished, sheet glass) and various containers for the food and medical industry. Investments in the project amounted to $375 million. Over 800 new jobs were created. Berdimuhamedov noted that the enterprise will annually produce 3.95 million square meters of transparent glass, 1 million square meters of tinted glass, 300,000 square meters of tempered glass and 100,000 square meters of laminated glass, as well as 400,000 square meters of high-quality double-glazed windows. He also stressed that currently 70 percent of raw materials for glass manufacturing are produced in Turkmenistan, and soon it is planned to bring the level of localization to 100 percent. The commissioning of the enterprise will significantly reduce the volume of imports of relevant products to the country, and in the future, to export in a wide range of finished glass products, according to the Turkmen leader. In addition, Berdimuhamedov stressed that Turkmenistan, which has embarked on industrialization, will give priority to the construction of high-tech industrial enterprises, which will allow the state to ensure high rates of economic development. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also took part in the opening of the complex of office and trade objects. The construction of a large industrial complex with a factory for the production of quartz sand - the main raw material for glass production started in 2015. The project was implemented within the framework of state programs of import substitution and increasing the export potential of the national economy.

Youth from Central Asian countries and Afghanistan debates on global counterterrorism and security

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018. /Kabar/. Youth from Central Asian countries and Afghanistan participated in the Network Cup 2018 debate tournament at the American University of Central Asia,organized by the C5+1 Youth Council with support of U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgy
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Youth from Central Asian countries and Afghanistan debates on global counterterrorism and security

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018. /Kabar/. Youth from Central Asian countries and Afghanistan participated in the Network Cup 2018 debate tournament at the American University of Central Asia,organized by the C5+1 Youth Council with support of U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic, on February 10 – 11, 2018. Network Cup 2018 debate teamsd ebated themes such as: Global Counterterrorism and Security; Central Asia Business Competitiveness;Transport Corridor Development; and Environmental Issues and Climate Change, U.S. Embassy in Bishkek reported. Just under 64 participants from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan who formed 32 teams participated in the debate tournament. Almost 120 applicants sent in online applications to the C5+1 Youth Council, who selected participants for the debates, which took place in the English language. Debaters improved their critical thinking abilities and English language-debating skills. They studied topical issues of the modern world and networked with young debaters and leaders of Central Asian countries and Afghanistan. The U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic invited Fulbright Specialist Dr. Joseph Zompetti to serve as Chief Adjudicator of the Network Cup 2018 debate tournament. As Professor of Communications at Illinois State University (USA), Dr. Zompettiteaches courses in communications and social issues, classical rhetoric, and political communication. He is an experienced debate specialist, with over 30 years of experience. He has also written eight books on debate strategies, critical speech and rhetoric techniques. Dr.Zompetti has significantly contributed to debate communities in Europe, Asia, and the United States -- giving workshops and trainings on civic engagement, argumentation, public speaking, and critical and logical thinking. As the former President of the Board of Directors of IDEA-Europe, he has taught and coached in practically every debate format, including USA Policy, British Parliamentary, Karl Popper, and values-driven debate. The American University of Central Asia, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic, has created a dynamic C5+1 Youth Council that brings together youth from Afghanistan,Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan who bring diverse backgrounds, leadership skills, and mindsets together for positive change. The C5+1 Youth Council reinforces the joint goals of U.S. - Central Asia (C5+1) projects, including: Global Counterterrorism Forum Regional Dialogue; Central Asia Business Competitiveness; Transport Corridor Development; Power the Future; and Supporting National and Regional Adaptation Planning that tackles issues of common concern. The C5+1 Youth Council selects new participants from students every year, based on applications, interviews, gender balance, diversity, and genuine interest in Youth Council objectives.

Emergencies Minister of Kyrgyzstan meets with Japanese Ambassador

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. Minister of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic Major-General Kubatbek Boronov met with Ambassador of Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Yoshihiro Yamamura on Feb. 15, 2018, the press service of the Ministry of Emergenc
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Emergencies Minister of Kyrgyzstan meets with Japanese Ambassador

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. Minister of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic Major-General Kubatbek Boronov met with Ambassador of Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Yoshihiro Yamamura on Feb. 15, 2018, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic (MES) reported. The Minister thanked the Japanese Ambassador for the support provided in strengthening the capacity of the MES and active cooperation in the field of disaster risk management. During the meeting, the sides discussed the activization of practical implementation of the Memorandum between the MESKR and the Agency for Combating Natural Disasters and Fires under the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan on cooperation in the field of prevention and management of emergencies, in particular, organization of field conferences on fires, exchanging experience on SMS-alerts in case of emergencies, as well as on the progress of the UNDP project Strengthening the capacity of integrated risk management in the Kyrgyz Republic and regional cooperation in Central Asia, funded by the Government of Japan and implementation of planned projects in the field of emergency situations through Japan's Tokyo Rope Line within the framework of Asian Development Bank( ADB). Minister Kubatbek Boronov especially stressed about Japan’s existing system of SMS-alerting the population in case of threat and emergencies situations. «During threats and emergencies in Japan, such as an earthquake or changes in climatic conditions, SMS is delivered to a mobile phone consumer within 5-7 seconds, thus we would also like to cooperate in studying and using technologies for prompt delivery of messages,» he stressed. During the meeting, the Minister also addressed the Japanese Ambassador with a request to provide support from the Government of Japan on updating UN General Assembly's Resolution No. 68/218 dated December 20, 2013, «The Role of the International Community in Preventing Radiation Threat in Central Asia», co-authored, along with countries such as the USA, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russia and Japan as well. On the result, the sides emphasized the positive dynamics of cooperation and expressed their intention to further activate Kyrgyz-Japanese cooperation in the field of prevention and management of emergency situations.

State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan detains suspected suicide bomber

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. The State Committee for National Security (SCNS) of the Kyrgyz Republic detained an active member of a clandestine terrorist group, a citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic, born in 1992, the press service of the SCNS reported. The
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State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan detains suspected suicide bomber

Bishkek, Feb. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. The State Committee for National Security (SCNS) of the Kyrgyz Republic detained an active member of a clandestine terrorist group, a citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic, born in 1992, the press service of the SCNS reported. The suspect was detained on Feb.13. It was discovered that the detainee underwent subversive and combat training in the rebel formations in Syria and a special course of suicide bomber for committing terrorist acts in our country. At present, the investigative agency of the SCNS has opened a criminal case according to Article 266-4 (participation of a citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic in armed conflicts or military actions in the territory of a foreign state or having terrorist and extremist training) and Article 355 (mercenarism) of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic. The detainee was placed in Detention Center of SCNS of the Kyrgyz Republic. The investigation is under way.

Kyrgyz film Sayakbay -Homer of XX century at International Filmmakers Festival in London

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. The film of the famous Kyrgyz Filmmaker, Ernest Abdyjaparov Sayakbay-Homer of the XX century was shown at the International Filmmakers Festival in London, the press service of the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Great Britai
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Kyrgyz film Sayakbay -Homer of XX century at International Filmmakers Festival in London

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. The film of the famous Kyrgyz Filmmaker, Ernest Abdyjaparov Sayakbay-Homer of the XX century was shown at the International Filmmakers Festival in London, the press service of the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Great Britain reported. The Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Great Britain, as well as representatives of the team of the filmmaker- Aizada Omuralieva and Aigul Kydyralieva took part in the event. The life and work of Sayakbay Karalayev, an outstanding narrator of the Kyrgyz epic Manas are screened in the film. The character of the Kyrgyz great writer Chyngyz Aitmatov also appeared in the film. The choice of Abdyjaparov's film from many other films testifies of high opinion of the works of Kyrgyz cinema by Jury of the International Filmmakers Festival. The London International Filmmakers Festival taking place from Feb. 10 to 17 is one of the most popular festivals in Europe. Participants of the festival are both experienced and young, talented filmmakers. It was very interesting for the Western audience to learn about the history and life of the Kyrgyz people, the life of the famous narrator, the famous Kyrgyz writer Chyngyz Aitmatov, the representatives of the Kyrgyz cinematographers shared their opinion during screening of the film. Earlier the film Sayakbay -Homer of the XX century was awarded at the Montreal Film Festival and received a Visual Innovative Award for the Transfer of Oral Traditions and Golden Meridian.

Kyrgyz Ministry of Internal Affairs holds round table on development of state language

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. In pursuance of Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIF) of the Kyrgyz Republic (KR) from Feb. 5, 2018, the Department for Development of the State Language of the General Staff of the MIF of the KR held a round table o
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Kyrgyz Ministry of Internal Affairs holds round table on development of state language

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. In pursuance of Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIF) of the Kyrgyz Republic (KR) from Feb. 5, 2018, the Department for Development of the State Language of the General Staff of the MIF of the KR held a round table on The development of the state language in the security forces, the press service of the MIF of the KR reported. The event is dedicated to the International Mother Language Day, which is celebrated on Feb.21 annually. The International Mother Language Day, proclaimed by the UNESCO General Conference on Nov.17, 1999 has been celebrated since 2000 on Feb. 21 each year with the aim of promoting linguistic and cultural diversity. Head of the Main Headquarters of the MIF of the KR, Colonel of Police, Abdish Kobaev, Deputy Chairman of the National Commission on the State Language, Akim uulu Meder and Chairman of the Terminological Commission under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, Syrtbay Musayev participated in the round table that was held today on Feb. 15. During the meeting, the leadership of the Main Headquarters of the MIF of the KR stressed that all necessary measures are taken in the Internal Affairs Agencies for the development of the state language and for its full use. Based on the order of the MIF of the KR for 2018, a number of special measures are planned for the development of the state language in the Agencies of the Internal Affairs. The participants of the round table shared their views and made their suggestions on strengthening the state language.

Ak Kalpak offered to be declared as cultural symbol of Kyrgyz people

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. The national headwear Ak Kalpak is proposed to be declared as a cultural symbol of the Kyrgyz people. The corresponding bill was developed by the Government of the country in order to preserve, popularize and disseminate the
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Ak Kalpak offered to be declared as cultural symbol of Kyrgyz people

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. The national headwear Ak Kalpak is proposed to be declared as a cultural symbol of the Kyrgyz people. The corresponding bill was developed by the Government of the country in order to preserve, popularize and disseminate the intangible cultural heritage of Kyrgyzstan. Prime Minister, Sapar Isakov approved the draft law On giving the national headwear Ak Kalpak the status of a cultural symbol, and it is submitted to the Parliament for consideration. Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan, Sultan Jumagulov will address the discussion of this project in the Parliament on behalf of the Government.

Uzbekistan donates 2 ambulances to Batken oblast

Osh, Feb. 15, 2018 / Kabar /. The Ferghana region of Uzbekistan donated two ambulances to Batken oblast of Kyrgyzstan. The ceremony of donation of ambulances was held today at the Kadamzhai checkpoint. The ceremony was attended Batken oblast governor Abish
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Uzbekistan donates 2 ambulances to Batken oblast

Osh, Feb. 15, 2018 / Kabar /. The Ferghana region of Uzbekistan donated two ambulances to Batken oblast of Kyrgyzstan. The ceremony of donation of ambulances was held today at the Kadamzhai checkpoint. The ceremony was attended Batken oblast governor Abish Khalmurzayev, hokim of the Fergana region Shukhrat Ganiev, representatives of local authorities, aksakals and local residents. Ambulance cars are given as a gift for the purpose of strengthening the consent and friendship between the two peoples. Hokim Ganiev handed the keys of vehicles to governor Halmurzayev. The governor of Batken oblast thanked his colleague from Uzbekistan.

Central Asian defense leaders meet in Kabul for security talks

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2018 / Kabar /. NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan noted on February 14 that senior military leaders from Central and South Asian nations and the United States gathered in Kabul for a February 12-13 conference to discuss securi
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Central Asian defense leaders meet in Kabul for security talks

Bishkek, Feb. 15, 2018 / Kabar /. NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan noted on February 14 that senior military leaders from Central and South Asian nations and the United States gathered in Kabul for a February 12-13 conference to discuss security issues affecting the region,Asia-Plus reported. The event reportedly afforded leaders the opportunity to meet in person and identify opportunities to protect and promote regional security and stability, as well as securing a lasting peace for Afghanistan. According to NATO’s Resolute Support mission, key themes throughout the conference were the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) security forces enhanced capabilities and their full security responsibility to fight against terrorist organizations within its borders. Chiefs of defense also reiterated their commitment to fighting terrorism throughout the region, and discussed ways of working together to counter drug trafficking and other cross-border security concerns. Participating nations in the conference reportedly included Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the United States.

MP: Maternity Hospitals overcrowded in Bishkek, it is necessary to build perinatal center

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. Children are born in overcrowded Maternity Hospitals in Bishkek. The First, Second and Third Maternity Hospitals of Bishkek do not correspond to the sanitary-antiepidemic regime, MP Alfia Samiggulina (SDPK) informed about thi
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MP: Maternity Hospitals overcrowded in Bishkek, it is necessary to build perinatal center

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. Children are born in overcrowded Maternity Hospitals in Bishkek. The First, Second and Third Maternity Hospitals of Bishkek do not correspond to the sanitary-antiepidemic regime, MP Alfia Samiggulina (SDPK) informed about this today at the parliament session. Samiggulina said that the perinatal center, which is being built thanks to the German KfW Development Bank is only an extension to the Republican Maternity Hospital and will not solve all the problems. «The First, Second and Third Maternity Hospitals do not correspond to the sanitary epidemics for a long time. Ministry of Health and the Government point out that there is no money in the budget. I think we need to attract donors, we need to look for foreign investments,» Samigullina stressed. In addition, the MP proposed to build a perinatal center in the capital on the basis of the First Maternity Hospital. «Children are born in overcrowded Maternity Hospitals. The perinatal center would take some burden. There would be less payment for utilities and less money would be spent on maintenance. A comfortable building would correspond to all the standards that the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Norms of Sanitary Control demanding from our country,» the deputy added.

Japanese volunteers will be invited to train sportsmen of Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) attracts trainers in physical culture and sports from Japan to Kyrgyzstan. The details of the cooperation were discussed by Head of the State Agency for Youth, Physical Educ
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Japanese volunteers will be invited to train sportsmen of Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) attracts trainers in physical culture and sports from Japan to Kyrgyzstan. The details of the cooperation were discussed by Head of the State Agency for Youth, Physical Education and Sports, Kanat Amankulov and JICA Volunteers Coordinator, Ueda Miwa. Ueda Miwa said that Japanesese Federations on Table Tennis, Judo, Aikido, Basketball and Football sent their applications to Kyrgyzstan . The JICA Volunteers Coordinator stressed that the first person who agreed to be a volunteer is the one who will work in track and field sport. The arrival of a Volunteer in Volleyball is planned in summer 2018. The Olympic Games in 2020 will be held in Japan. In this regards, Amankulov said that Kyrgyzstan would like to work with colleagues from Japan to improve the quality of training of Kyrgyz sportsmen. «Japan's experience in the development of physical culture and sports is very important to us,» Amankulov said.

Jeenbekov: Businesses not fully realized because of endless checks

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov accepted Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan, Indira Djoldubaeva. The measures and tasks to counteract corruption, which were put before the Prosecutor's Office at the Security Counci
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Jeenbekov: Businesses not fully realized because of endless checks

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov accepted Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan, Indira Djoldubaeva. The measures and tasks to counteract corruption, which were put before the Prosecutor's Office at the Security Council meeting held on Feb.8, 2018 were discussed at the meeting. The President instructed the Prosecutor General to take measures on eradicating the facts of conducting unreasonable inspections, both on behalf of the prosecution authorities themselves and on the part of law enforcement agencies and other state authorities of the country. «We do not give an opportunity to fully realize for businesses and state authorities' work by endless checks, thus we impede the development of the country's economy. This is beginning to turn into a business based on the suffering and problems of ordinary citizens,» Jeenbekov said. In addition, insufficient work of law enforcement bodies and other agencies in preventing corruption at the state authorities was also emphasized. The issue of unlawful suspension and termination of investigations in criminal cases incited against official crimes, including corruption and crimes of stealing state and municipal property was also discussed. The President instructed to conduct check out of all criminal cases in this direction and give a legal assessment to the activities of the relevant officials.

President instructs Prosecutor General to conduct check out of criminal cases on official crimes

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov accepted Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan, Indira Djoldubaeva. The measures and tasks to counteract corruption that were put before the Prosecutor's Office at the Security Council m
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President instructs Prosecutor General to conduct check out of criminal cases on official crimes

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov accepted Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan, Indira Djoldubaeva. The measures and tasks to counteract corruption that were put before the Prosecutor's Office at the Security Council meeting held on Feb.8, 2018 were discussed at the meeting. The President emphasized insufficient work of law enforcement bodies and other agencies in preventing corruption at the state authorities. The issue of unlawful suspension and termination of investigations in criminal cases incited against official crimes, including corruption and crimes of stealing state and municipal property was also discussed. The President instructed to conduct check out of all criminal cases in this direction and give a legal assessment to the activities of the relevant officials.

Kyrgyz Government will launch National Campaign Taza Jashoo

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. The Kyrgyz Government will conduct a National Campaign, Taza Jashoo (Pure Life) from March 1 to May 31, 2018. It is aimed at mobilizing resources of state and public organizations to improve the social infrastructure, the sani
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Kyrgyz Government will launch National Campaign Taza Jashoo

Bishkek, Feb.15, 2018 / Kabar /. The Kyrgyz Government will conduct a National Campaign, Taza Jashoo (Pure Life) from March 1 to May 31, 2018. It is aimed at mobilizing resources of state and public organizations to improve the social infrastructure, the sanitary condition of urban and rural sites, gardening, cleaning and landscaping in all regions of the country, the press service of the Government reported. Within the framework of the Taza Jashoo Campaign, it is planned to carry out municipal improvement, which includes a variety of activities - cleaning and removal of construction and other types of garbage, landscaping and the creation of pedestrian path, including such measures as engineering improvement of the territory as waste water disposal, reclamation, construction of car parking places, painting facades of buildings, playgrounds for games, as well as objects that are often called small architectural features. Within the framework of the Governmental initiative, special ecological actions and measures for protection of the environment are expected. The campaign activities will also be accompanied by cultural and entertainment events: thematic exhibitions and installations, musical events and art competitions. The campaign will be attended by all state authorities of the country at all levels. The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic calls on public organizations, environment protection specialist, civil activists and all who are not indifferent to the ecological, sanitary condition of the country to take an active part in the three-month period campaign. Taza Jashoo (Pure Life) implies holding following competitions as well: - The cleanest region; - The most environmentally responsible state agency; - The most environmentally responsible public organization / movement; - The best idea to develop a thematic mobile application. The prize money on above contests will be determined by the Campaign Organizing Committee. Within the framework of the campaign, broad media coverage is planned to mobilize citizens to participate in these activities, as well as the development of a responsible attitude to the country's environment. The official hashtag of the campaign is #tazajashoo.

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