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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

NBKR: Kyrgyzstan’s economy has grown by 2.1% since early 2018, excluding Kumtor data

Bishkek, Sept. 25, 2018. /Kabar/. The real GDP in January-August 2018 declined by 0.3%, excluding Kumtor data, the economy grew by 2.1%, Chairman of the National Bank Tolkunbek Abdygulov told at a press conference at the Kabar News Agency. He said that the e
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NBKR: Kyrgyzstan’s economy has grown by 2.1% since early 2018, excluding Kumtor data

Bishkek, Sept. 25, 2018. /Kabar/. The real GDP in January-August 2018 declined by 0.3%, excluding Kumtor data, the economy grew by 2.1%, Chairman of the National Bank Tolkunbek Abdygulov told at a press conference at the Kabar News Agency. He said that the economic activity in Kyrgyzstan is maintained by the restoration of aggregate demand amid growing inflow of remittances into the country and an increase in real wages. A positive contribution to the growth of the economy was provided by the agriculture, construction, trade, and transport sector. "In the monetary sector, positive trends persist. The banking sector has sufficient liquidity in the national currency. Against this background, the NBKR carries out operations to sterilize excess liquidity. In the money market, short-term local currency rates continue to fluctuate within the percentage corridor established by the National Bank. The interbank credit market shows an increase in the activity of participants for the second consecutive month. There is an increase in lending to the economy and an increase in the deposit base of commercial banks”, Abdygulov said.

Import in Kyrgyzstan’s foreign trade exceeds export nearly three-fold

Bishkek, Sept. 25, 2018. /Kabar/. The volume of goods imported from other countries to Kyrgyzstan for the period from January to July of this year exceeded the export figures almost 3-fold. According to the preliminary estimates of the National Statistical C
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Import in Kyrgyzstan’s foreign trade exceeds export nearly three-fold

Bishkek, Sept. 25, 2018. /Kabar/. The volume of goods imported from other countries to Kyrgyzstan for the period from January to July of this year exceeded the export figures almost 3-fold. According to the preliminary estimates of the National Statistical Committee, the volume of foreign and mutual trade in goods of the Kyrgyz Republic for the first half of 2018 amounted to $3 billion 794.9 million and increased by 14% compared to the same period last year. The share of imports amounted to $2 billion 877.1 million, and the volume of exports amounted to $917.8 million. The volume of mutual trade between Kyrgyzstan and the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) amounted to $1 billion 295.4 million and, compared to the period of January-July 2017, increased by 0.3%. At the same time, there was a decrease in the volume of imported goods by 2.8%, which in the total calculation was $956.1 million. Against the backdrop of the decline in imports, the export of goods to the EAEU countries increased by 10.4%, which totaled $339.3 million. - Export of goods to the Russian Federation in January-July 2018 amounted to $189.9 million and, compared the period of January-July 2017, increased by 28.1%, while imports amounted to $667.9 million and increased by 2.9%; - Export of goods to the Republic of Kazakhstan in January-July 2018 amounted to $144.9 million and, compared to the period of January-July 2017, decreased by 5.8%, while imports decreased by 6.4%, amounting to $271.4 million; - Export of goods to the Republic of Belarus in January-July 2018 amounted to $4.4 million and, compared to the period of January-July 2017, decreased by 14.8%, imports also decreased by 62.7%, amounting to $16.5 million; - Insignificant import operations were carried out with the Republic of Armenia in January-June 2018, which amounted to $0.3 million, which compared to the period of January-July 2017, decreased by 39%, and export operations amounting to $0.1 million.

Kyrgyz-Chinese border will be closed from September 29 to October 7

Bishkek, Sept. 25, 2018. /Kabar/. The Torugart and Irkeshtam checkpoints on the border with China will be temporarily closed from September 29 to October 7 of 2018 inclusive, the State Border Service reported. As reported, the border is closed at the initiat
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Kyrgyz-Chinese border will be closed from September 29 to October 7

Bishkek, Sept. 25, 2018. /Kabar/. The Torugart and Irkeshtam checkpoints on the border with China will be temporarily closed from September 29 to October 7 of 2018 inclusive, the State Border Service reported. As reported, the border is closed at the initiative of the Chinese side in connection with the celebration of the National Day of the People's Republic of China on October 1. Passage of persons, vehicles and cargo will resume on October 8.

Kyrgyz national football team to play friendly match against Japan

Bishkek, Sept. 25, 2018. /Kabar/. The national football team of Kyrgyzstan will hold a friendly match against Japan, the Football Federation reported. The match will be held within preparation for the final stage of the Asian Cup-2019. The game itself is to
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Kyrgyz national football team to play friendly match against Japan

Bishkek, Sept. 25, 2018. /Kabar/. The national football team of Kyrgyzstan will hold a friendly match against Japan, the Football Federation reported. The match will be held within preparation for the final stage of the Asian Cup-2019. The game itself is to take place on November 20 in the city of Toyota (Aichi Prefecture), at the stadium of the same name - Toyota Stadium. The exact time of the game will be additionally confirmed by the Japan Football Association in the near future. The Asian Cup will be held in the UAE in the beginning of 2019. Within the preparation for the Asian Championship, the team of Kyrgyzstan has had two friendly matches: on September 6 they tied with Palestine (1:1), and on September 10 the team defeated Syria (2:1). Moreover, the national team of Kyrgyzstan holds 91st position in the updated rating of FIFA, and the team of Japan – 54th.

USAID launches enterprise competitiveness project in Kyrgyzstan

On September 25, 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a five-year $22.7 million initiative in the Kyrgyz Republic called the Enterprise Competitiveness Project. The launch event in the capital Bishkek was attended by M
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USAID launches enterprise competitiveness project in Kyrgyzstan

On September 25, 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a five-year $22.7 million initiative in the Kyrgyz Republic called the Enterprise Competitiveness Project. The launch event in the capital Bishkek was attended by Mr. Dastanbek Dzhumabekov, Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Erkinbek Choduev, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Aidin Sharsheev, and State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic who were welcomed by USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Director Gary Linden. Private enterprises comprise 75% of the Kyrgyz Republic’s GDP. They are also one of the country’s largest reservoirs of potential economic growth. However, their activity and growth remains sub-optimal. This is due to a number of factors such as skilled labor shortages and insufficient levels of capital investments. The USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project will support small and medium enterprises (SME) to accelerate inclusive and market-led economic growth in the Kyrgyz Republic. The project aims to generate 19,000 new jobs and increase Kyrgyzstani SME sales by $39 million over five years. A target of $17 million has been set with financial institutions for loans to SMEs who can demonstrate robust growth potential. “We know that these solutions work, as they have been successfully utilized by USAID and its partners throughout the Kyrgyz Republic in the agriculture, apparel, and tourism sectors,” said Gary Linden in his opening remarks. The project will focus on sectors with high potential for growth and job creation such as agriculture and manufacturing. USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project will also invest specifically in sectors that employ and attract women and youth, such as tourism and IT. An Accelerator Program and a Challenge Fund will support capacity-building and start-up co-investments for women and youth-led SMEs. The USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project will work in all regions of the country, with a focus on regions facing high unemployment and labor migration rates. “I’m very glad that this project is in line with our President Jeenbekov’s initiative of developing the regions of Kyrgyzstan. Implementation of such projects in our country is a great support to the Kyrgyz government and a significant contribution to the development of our economy, regions and the people,” noted speaker Jumabekov in speech.

Ambassador Niyazaliev asks Qatar on abolition of visas for Kyrgyz citizens

Bishkek, Sept. 24, 2018 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan's Ambassador to Qatar Nuran Niyazaliev met in Doha with Director of the Consular Service Department of the State of Qatar's Foreign Ministry Mohammad Abdullah Al-Subai. During the meeting, the sides considered th
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Ambassador Niyazaliev asks Qatar on abolition of visas for Kyrgyz citizens

Bishkek, Sept. 24, 2018 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan's Ambassador to Qatar Nuran Niyazaliev met in Doha with Director of the Consular Service Department of the State of Qatar's Foreign Ministry Mohammad Abdullah Al-Subai. During the meeting, the sides considered the implementation of the agreements reached following the results of the First Kyrgyz-Qatar inter-ministerial consultations held in Bishkek in February 2018. In particular, the main directions of cooperation on consular and legal issues, including protection of rights and interests of Kyrgyz citizens in Qatar, providing them consular support, as well as visa policies of the two countries were discussed. In this regard, Niyazaliev asked to speed up consideration of the proposal to abolish the visa regime for citizens of Kyrgyzstan wishing to visit Qatar.

Human rights: video materials created for deaf and hearing impaired in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Sept. 24, 2018. /Kabar/. For the first time in Kyrgyzstan, educational videos for the deaf and hearing impaired have been created under the title «Azbuka prava” (Russian: Азбука права, lit.: the ABC of Law). Texts of laws and code
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Human rights: video materials created for deaf and hearing impaired in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Sept. 24, 2018. /Kabar/. For the first time in Kyrgyzstan, educational videos for the deaf and hearing impaired have been created under the title «Azbuka prava” (Russian: Азбука права, lit.: the ABC of Law). Texts of laws and codes were also produced in Braille relief-dotted font. The educational materials on law were prepared by the Plus Public Fund and the Equal Opportunities Social Center, with the support of the project of the UNDP and the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs »Widening Access to Justice for Legal Empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic«. The following topics are covered in the video series of »Azbuka prava", with explanations in the sign language: General Notion of Law, Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, State, Judicial System, International Acts regulating the rights of persons with disabilities, Criminal Liability for Coercion to Enter into Marriage, Pension, Marriage, Alimony, Inheritance, Entrepreneurial Activity on the Basis of a Voluntary Patent. In addition, for the purposes of increasing access to legal information for the visually impaired, books were published in Braille's relief-dotted font containing texts of laws and codes: the Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Civil Procedure Code, the Misdemeanor Code, the Code on Violations, the Law on the Rights and Guarantees of Persons with Disabilities, the Law on State-Guaranteed Free Legal Aid, the Law on Prevention and Protection Against Family Violence. Laws and codes in Braille have been passed to the Republican Library for the Blind, the Republican Children's and Youth Library named after Bayalinov, as well as the AUCA students library for use by the blind. According to official data of the Kyrgyz Society of the Blind and Deaf, more than 5 000 people with hearing impairment are registered in our country. Currently, in Kyrgyzstan, people with hearing impairment use and study in a Russian sign language. The deaf acquire secondary education at specialized schools. This is due to the fact that sign language is used to understand objects. But almost none of the universities in Kyrgyzstan offer higher education for the deaf. This is due to the fact that only 4 qualified sign language interpreters work in the country. Studying among the hearing, a deaf person needs a sign language interpreter. In this regard, deaf and hard of the hearing people are left without higher education and often engage in unskilled labor in the sphere of services. Often, deaf people do not possess basic knowledge of their rights.

Anapa Airport to launch regular flights to Osh, Kyrgyzstan in Oct.

Bishkek, Sept. 24, 2018. /Kabar/. Anapa International Airport will launch direct regular flights from the CIS in October, 2018. The flights will be operated by the Ural Airlines. New direct regular flights from Yerevan ( Armenia) and Osh (Kyrgyzstan) to Anap
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Anapa Airport to launch regular flights to Osh, Kyrgyzstan in Oct.

Bishkek, Sept. 24, 2018. /Kabar/. Anapa International Airport will launch direct regular flights from the CIS in October, 2018. The flights will be operated by the Ural Airlines. New direct regular flights from Yerevan ( Armenia) and Osh (Kyrgyzstan) to Anapa will be carried out starting from October 29, the Kubanskiye novosti portal wrote. The Anapa - Yerevan - Anapa flights will be operated twice a week: on Mondays and Thursdays. Departure from Anapa - at 14.40, arrival in Yerevan - at 17.10. The plane leaves Yerevan at 18.00, arriving in Anapa at 18.35. Flights to Osh will be carried out on Mondays, at 22:45. The plane depaarts for Anapa on Tuesday, at 07:10, arrival - at 08:45. Flights to these destinations will be performed on Airbus aircrafts, the press service of the administration of Anapa reported. The Kubanskiye novosti previously reported that the UTair airlines will launch on October 5 direct scheduled flights from Krasnodar International Airport to Samsun, Turkey, on ATR 72 aircrafts. Flights will be carried out twice a week - on Fridays and Sundays.

Gift to Olympic Capital: Kyrgyz yurt installed in Switzerland

Bishkek, Sept. 24, 2018. /Kabar/. The National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Kyrgyzstan has assembled a national yurt in Switzerland. The Kyrgyz yurt is a gift of Kyrgyzstan to the International Olympic Committee and the Mayor’s Office of Lausanne, Switzerlan
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Gift to Olympic Capital: Kyrgyz yurt installed in Switzerland

Bishkek, Sept. 24, 2018. /Kabar/. The National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Kyrgyzstan has assembled a national yurt in Switzerland. The Kyrgyz yurt is a gift of Kyrgyzstan to the International Olympic Committee and the Mayor’s Office of Lausanne, Switzerland. The «Boz uy» with adornments was installed in the center of Lausanne, home to International sports, which hosts about 30 international sports organizations and federations. The official ceremony of presenting the traditional yurt took place on September 20. President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach and Vice Mayor Oscar Tosato expressed gratitude to President of the NOC of Kyrgyzstan Sharshenbek Abdykerimov for a valuable gift. They stressed the importance of preserving the yurt in the Olympic Capital of the world to show the culture and way of life of the people of Kyrgyzstan at various cultural events. It is reported that the yurt will stand during the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games 2020. In turn, the delegation of the NOC of Kyrgyzstan spoke about the features of the yurt and its assembly, traditional Kyrgyz rituals and treated the guests to national food.

Ticket to future: young cinematographers of Kyrgyzstan will have chance to show their works abroad

Bishkek, Sept. 24, 2018. /Kabar/. In Kyrgyzstan, the acceptance of films for participation in the 3rd Republican Children and Youth Karek Film Festival has begun, the press service of the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism reported. Participation i
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Ticket to future: young cinematographers of Kyrgyzstan will have chance to show their works abroad

Bishkek, Sept. 24, 2018. /Kabar/. In Kyrgyzstan, the acceptance of films for participation in the 3rd Republican Children and Youth Karek Film Festival has begun, the press service of the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism reported. Participation in the contest requires to shoot a fiction, animation or documentary film on one of the topics: «This is My World!» or «Nature and Me» lasting for up to 10 minutes and send it by October 15 to karekfest@gmail.com. «The film can be shot on a cell phone or camera. The age of participants is from 10 to 17 years. The winners will be awarded with statuettes, valuable prizes, and certificates», the Ministry reported. Prize places will be determined in the following 10 categories: - Best Feature Film; - Best Animation Film; - Best Documentary; - Best Director; - Best Scriptwriter; - Best Cameraman; - Best Young Actor; - Best Young Actress; - Best Editor; - Special Jury Prize. Films of the winners will be shown on the big screen during the awards ceremony at Manas Cinema, and they will also have the opportunity to represent Kyrgyzstan at international children's film festivals.

Tourist attractiveness of Kyrgyzstan presented in Japan

Bishkek, Sept. 24, 2018 / Kabar /. The International Tourism Fair Tourism EXPO Japan 2018, organized by the Japan Tourism Association (JTTA), the Japan Travel Agents Association (JATA), and the Japanese National Tourist Organization (JNTO) is held in Tokyo fr
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Tourist attractiveness of Kyrgyzstan presented in Japan

Bishkek, Sept. 24, 2018 / Kabar /. The International Tourism Fair Tourism EXPO Japan 2018, organized by the Japan Tourism Association (JTTA), the Japan Travel Agents Association (JATA), and the Japanese National Tourist Organization (JNTO) is held in Tokyo from 20 to 23 September. Tour companies CentralAsianTravelSystem (CATS), Ak-SaiTravel, Edelweiss and Travelland participated in this event from Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz companies, presenting visitors with various information about the tourism opportunities of the republic, held numerous talks with Japanese companies working in this field. More than 191 577 people visited the fair. Thanks to joint efforts in cooperation with the Embassy, ​​the number of tourists from Japan visiting Kyrgyzstan is increasing every year.

President Jeenbekov leaves for New York

Bishkek, Sept. 23, 2018. / Kabar/. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov flew to New York, USA, to participate in the General Debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, the press service of the Kyrgyz President reported. President Jeenbeko
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President Jeenbekov leaves for New York

Bishkek, Sept. 23, 2018. / Kabar/. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov flew to New York, USA, to participate in the General Debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, the press service of the Kyrgyz President reported. President Jeenbekov will address the General Debate of the UN General Assembly, meet with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutterish and the heads of other states. During the visit, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic will open a photo exhibition at the UN library dedicated to the 90th anniversary of writer Chyngyz Aitmatov.

Kyrgyzstan’s economic week – Sept. 17-22, 2018

About business ombudsman. «Henceforth, we must together fight against shortcomings in the work of control and law enforcement agencies. Therefore, the institution of the business ombudsman will be formed, which protects the rights of business entities i
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Kyrgyzstan’s economic week – Sept. 17-22, 2018

About business ombudsman. «Henceforth, we must together fight against shortcomings in the work of control and law enforcement agencies. Therefore, the institution of the business ombudsman will be formed, which protects the rights of business entities in state bodies. Officials who violated the law during the inspection should be dismissed and deprived of the right to work in supervisory bodies,» President Sooronbay Jeenbekov said at a meeting with representatives of the Kyrgyz business. He listened attentively to each participant of the meeting, and responding to their proposals, said that much work would be done to create a fair judicial system that protects the legal rights of every entrepreneur. The President pointed out that there is such a rule in the law, and it is necessary to ensure its implementation. To this end, he said, it is necessary to task the state bodies on economic development of the country. «I demand immediately to stop the practice, when assessing the work of fiscal and law enforcement agencies focus on the amount of fines and the number of criminal cases. There are many cases when due to the extremely high amount of penalties the work of the enterprise stops, as a consequence - the shortage of money to the budget is much more money than as a result of these penalties, and most importantly, many people remain without jobs,» Jeenbekov said. Additional tax receipts. The State Tax Service for January-August 2018 collected 618.5 million soms tax on movable property of the 4 groups (transport). Compared with the same period in 2017, the tax revenue increased by 18 million soms. Income from the collection of real estate tax of the 1st group (houses and apartments) for the first 8 months of this year amounted to 69.9 million soms, which is 10.6 million soms more than the same period in 2017. Also for 8 months of this year, 796.0 million soms of land tax were collected, which is more than last year's level by 52.6 million soms. Informing the population. The Center for Standardization and Metrology under the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic, together with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Kyrgyzstan, held information seminars in the cities of Naryn and Cholpon-Ata on the role of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in ensuring the quality and safety of food products. The event is held in the framework of activities with the international organization by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The aim of the seminars is to raise awareness of all stakeholders involved in the quality and safety of food products, the activities of the international Codex Alimentarius program, the functions of the National Contact Point of the Code in the Kyrgyz Republic, the state authorized bodies: the Standardization, Sanitary, Phytosanitary and Veterinary Services of the Kyrgyz Republic. The rate does not increase. Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic Oleg Pankratov instructed to withdraw amendments to the Tax Code, raising the sales tax rate from 2 to 5 percent for cash settlements at a meeting of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov with representatives of the business community. Pankratov instructed urgently to develop a bill to impose a moratorium on legislative changes that worsen the conduct of entrepreneurial activities in Kyrgyzstan. In his opinion, this should be done without waiting for the approval of the Government's decision, to analyze and recall earlier implemented drafts of the statutory instruments, worsening the situation of business entities, including a proposal to increase the sales tax rate from 2% to 5%, the Ministry of Economy said. Infrastructure and Seoul. Investment opportunities of Kyrgyzstan were presented in Korea within the framework of the Global Infrastructure Cooperation Conference (GICC). The conference was held in Seoul from 18 to 20 September. Kyrgyzstan on this site was presented by director of the Investments Promotion and Protection Agency Shumkarbek Adilbek uulu. He told the participants of the conference about the projects in the field of infrastructure, highlighting their importance in developing trade relations of Central Asian landlocked countries. Audit and WB. Auditor of the Accounts Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic Aizhan Sadyrkulova met with the representatives of the World Bank mission led by V. Krishnakumar, Practice Manager, Solutions and Innovations in Procurement, Governance Global Practice, World Bank, who is responsible for Europe and Central Asia Region. At the meeting, the sides discussed the priority areas of cooperation. In particular, the issues of reforms in the field of public procurement, reducing the risks in procurement and contract management under projects financed by the World Bank in the Kyrgyz Republic. Kabar News Agency

Kyrgyz delegation takes part in OSCE meeting on human rights in Warsaw

Bishkek, Sept. 23, 2018. / Kabar/. Director of the State Agency for Local Self-Government and Interethnic Relations under the Government of Kyrgyzstan Bakhtiyar Saliev took part in the annual OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, which was held from 1
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Kyrgyz delegation takes part in OSCE meeting on human rights in Warsaw

Bishkek, Sept. 23, 2018. / Kabar/. Director of the State Agency for Local Self-Government and Interethnic Relations under the Government of Kyrgyzstan Bakhtiyar Saliev took part in the annual OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, which was held from 10 to 21 September 2018 in Warsaw, Poland, the press service of the Agency reported. This event is the largest human rights conference in Europe. Hundreds of representatives of OSCE participating states, experts on international issues, activists of non-governmental organizations and human rights activists gathered for this two-week meeting in the Polish capital. From September 19 to 21, Bakhtiyar Saliev made a number of presentations, particularly on the topic of combating racism, xenophobia, intolerance and discrimination, as well as other humanitarian issues, noting that the Kyrgyz Republic, consistently fulfilling its international obligations, intends to continue supporting initiatives OSCE, aimed at improving human rights.

Forthcoming visit of Putin to Kyrgyzstan has special geopolitical significance

At a press conference in Bishkek, Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev told that Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted the proposal of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and will soon pay an official visit to the republic. The Foreign Minister also
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Forthcoming visit of Putin to Kyrgyzstan has special geopolitical significance

At a press conference in Bishkek, Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev told that Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted the proposal of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and will soon pay an official visit to the republic. The Foreign Minister also said that more than 10 documents will be signed during the official visit to Bishkek. But he did not disclose the exact date and the details of the visit. To find out about the possible purposes of the visit to Kyrgyzstan and why Russia needs it, Kabar News Agency asked political scientist, member of the Kyrgyz Council on Foreign Relations and Security Edil Osmonbetov to comment on this issue. The political scientist believes that the visit of the Russian leader to Kyrgyzstan has a special geopolitical significance for Russia and the entire Central Asia. Osmonbetov said that the reason of it is the geopolitical turbulence taking place in the world - Syria, Ukraine, Russian-British relations, the last transformations in the entire space of Central Asia. In addition, the political scientist says, Russia was busy with issues of confrontation with the West, the European Union, sanctions from the US, and some issues with Turkey. «In fact, in 2018, the Central Asian region and Kyrgyzstan fell out of the attention of Russia,» he said. The Kyrgyz expert added that in 2018, major political and geopolitical events took place throughout the Central Asian region, such as the Consultative Meeting in Astana in 2018, the meeting of the heads of Turkic-speaking countries - the Sixth Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking Countries (CCTS) within the framework of the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan, the TURKPA meeting, and other similar events that were held without global and regional players, and without the participation of Russia. This, he said, demonstrates that Central Asia, on the one hand, is emerging as a new geopolitical region. An example of this is also the arrival of presidents of Azerbaijan and Turkey in Kyrgyzstan in early autumn. «No one canceled the geopolitical struggle for influence in the region. And therefore Putin's visit should demonstrate in such a difficult situation that Russia needs in partners, friends and support, so that in a difficult geopolitical situation it could defend its interests on international platforms and in international organizations,» the political scientist believes. In addition, Osmonbetov points to the need to understand that Kyrgyzstan today has formed as a significant state. First, the republic has become a geopolitical center in Central Asia, due to the fact that in the past year there have been many significant events in the region. Second, the increased attention to the region on the part of Russia may be due to the fact that 2019 will be special for the countries of Central Asia - Kyrgyzstan will preside in the SCO, at present the country chairs the Turkic Council, the representative of Uzbekistan will be the Secretary General in the SCO, and Kazakhstan is a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. «And for this reason, Russia should talk with partners and with Kyrgyzstan about all these events. First of all, these are views on regional, common problems, to find points of mutual understanding,» the expert on international affairs added. Osmonbetov thinks that one of the most important goals of Putin's visit to Kyrgyzstan is to raise the level of bilateral relations to a new higher level. And the most important - to find points of mutual understanding on various issues. «It can be politics, economy, membership in the EEU and even projects with China as One Belt, One Road. This is a fairly broad agenda, given that many geopolitical processes are currently taking place that were unexpected for many countries in the world,» he said. And in conclusion, the political scientist added that Putin’s visit to Kyrgyzstan is also indicated by the reason that without the republic it is impossible to either format or integrate the Central Asian region. «And Russia understands precisely the geopolitical role of Kyrgyzstan and, most interestingly, that we are pioneers in many political innovations in the region. In this respect, we are the driver of many political and geopolitical processes. And in this sense, we are a political center and therefore the leaders of the Central Asian countries arrived here this fall,» Osmonbetov said. Kabar News Agency

U.S. Government seeks to improve nutrition of at-risk populations

Bishkek, Sept. 23, 2018 / Kabar /. On September 20, 2018, Gary Linden, Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Kyrgyz Republic, officially handed over 3,600 kilograms of lentils and vegetable mix to the Depu
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U.S. Government seeks to improve nutrition of at-risk populations

Bishkek, Sept. 23, 2018 / Kabar /. On September 20, 2018, Gary Linden, Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Kyrgyz Republic, officially handed over 3,600 kilograms of lentils and vegetable mix to the Deputy Governor of Talas oblast, Aziyat Niyazalieva, and the Talas oblast Health Coordinator, Attokur Shadiev. In 2018 the U.S. Government, through USAID, shipped 75 tons of food donated by the American people to the Kyrgyz Republic as part of a USAID Food for Peace initiative called the International Food Relief Partnership Program (IFRP). In the Kyrgyz Republic the program is administered by the Resource and Policy Exchange NGO and the local nonprofit Foundation Ergene who coordinates the distribution of the food throughout the country. The IFRP is a USAID program that supports the production, transportation, delivery, and distribution of shelf-stable, fortified, and prepackaged foods by U.S. non-profit and public international organizations. The donated food, called Harvest Lentil Pro, is manufactured by the American company Breedlove Dehydrated Foods. Each package includes dried carrots, onions, rice and lentils. In the Kyrgyz Republic the IFRP improves the nutritional and micronutrient status of hospitalized primary care patients as well as people in social care facilities. The food is being distributed to 96 institutions in the country including tuberculosis treatment facilities, homes for the elderly, orphanages, boarding schools, and psychological support and social institutions. In the Talas oblast this food will help to improve the health of people receiving services in 10 different institutions. Since 2006, USAID’s Food for Peace Program has delivered almost 770 tons of food that provided 39 million individual servings to over 50,000 children and adults. Since 1992, the American people have provided about $2 billion in programs and activities to support the people and government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Kim Jong-un thanks Kyrgyz people and President Jeenbekov for congratulation on DPRK’s Foundation Day

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kyrgyzstan to Russia Bolot Otunbaev met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to Russia and concurrently to Kyrgyzstan K
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Kim Jong-un thanks Kyrgyz people and President Jeenbekov for congratulation on DPRK’s Foundation Day

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kyrgyzstan to Russia Bolot Otunbaev met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to Russia and concurrently to Kyrgyzstan Kim Hyung Jun at the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Russia, Moscow. The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan reported that during the meeting Kim Hyung Jun warmly thanked the Kyrgyz people and President of Kyrgyzstan S. Jeenbekov for congratulating on the national holiday - the 70th anniversary since the Day of the Foundation of North Korea (September 9, 2018) and conveyed the letter of thanks of the Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman State Affairs Commission of North Korea Kim Jong-un. A brief exchange of views on the bilateral relations between Kyrgyzstan and the DPRK and possible areas of mutually beneficial cooperation was held.

Delegation of Kyrgyz Society of Blind and Deaf arrives in Belgium for exchange of experience

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. The Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in the Kingdom of Belgium hosted a reception on the occasion of the visit of the delegation of the Kyrgyz Society of the Blind and Deaf. The visit of the delegation was organized by the Embassy with
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Delegation of Kyrgyz Society of Blind and Deaf arrives in Belgium for exchange of experience

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. The Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in the Kingdom of Belgium hosted a reception on the occasion of the visit of the delegation of the Kyrgyz Society of the Blind and Deaf. The visit of the delegation was organized by the Embassy with the financial aid of the Flemish Deaf Society. During the visit, it is planned to discuss the implementation of the agreements reached during the visit of the Flemish Deaf Society to Kyrgyzstan on June 4-10, 2017, in particular, teaching the members of the Kyrgyz Society of the Blind and Deaf the international sign language with the aim of communicating with the deaf from other countries will be discussed, exchange of specialists-teachers for the introduction of modern methods of teaching the deaf in the republic, as well as the membership of the Kyrgyz Deaf Society in the World Federation of the Deaf and participation in the General Assembly and the WFD World Congress in Paris in 2019 In addition, within the framework of the visit, the delegation from Kyrgyzstan will take part in the celebrations of the 24th anniversary of World Deaf Day in Kortrijk, West Flanders, where the Kyrgyz delegation will give information about the life of people with disabilities in the republic.

Kyrgyzstan ranks first in bean production among Central Asian countries

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. Kyrgyzstan ranks first in production of beans among Central Asian countries, it was stated at the on-site meeting of the Ata-Meken faction in Talas oblast. The issues of effective development of agricultural production and a
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Kyrgyzstan ranks first in bean production among Central Asian countries

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. Kyrgyzstan ranks first in production of beans among Central Asian countries, it was stated at the on-site meeting of the Ata-Meken faction in Talas oblast. The issues of effective development of agricultural production and agricultural lending in the regions were discussed at the meeting. Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food Industry and Melioration Janybek Kerimaliev told that work on certification of beans was done for export purposes. Talas oblast has good experience in processing agricultural and dairy products, products. On September 17, 2018, the area for growing beans was 57 138 hectares, the harvest yield was 98 thousand tons. In Talas oblast, 76% of the population is engaged in growing beans.

Over 100 Companies to join U.S.-Caspian Business Forum in New York

On September 25, policy and business leaders from the United States and the Trans-Caspian corridor countries will come together at the Harvard Club of New York City to discuss the economic and political outlook of the Caspian region and review project financi
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Over 100 Companies to join U.S.-Caspian Business Forum in New York

On September 25, policy and business leaders from the United States and the Trans-Caspian corridor countries will come together at the Harvard Club of New York City to discuss the economic and political outlook of the Caspian region and review project financing, banking, and regulatory frameworks. Building on the strategic partnerships forged between the U.S. and Caspian basin countries, the Caspian Business Forum New York presents a leading platform to unfold the opportunities that can benefit business communities of the U.S and Caspian region countries. To discuss these important issues, a number of high-ranking officials will speak at the forum. The speakers’ list includes, but is not limited to Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan; Ambassador Alice Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Adela Raz, Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs of Afghanistan; Vakhtang Makharoblishvili, Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia; Dr. Muhammad Qayoumi, Acting Finance Minister of Afghanistan. The Caspian Policy Center and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are the co-organizers of the forum along with the embassies of Caspian countries. Source: AZERTAC

Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh Dzhumabekov takes part in meeting of Milli Majlis dedicated to centenary of Azerbaijani Parliament

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. The parliamentary delegation led by Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh (Kyrgyz Parliament) Dastanbek Dzhumabekov participated on Friday in the solemn meeting of the Milli Majlis on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaij
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Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh Dzhumabekov takes part in meeting of Milli Majlis dedicated to centenary of Azerbaijani Parliament

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. The parliamentary delegation led by Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh (Kyrgyz Parliament) Dastanbek Dzhumabekov participated on Friday in the solemn meeting of the Milli Majlis on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijani parliament. The meeting was opened by Chairman of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Oktay Asadov, after which President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev delivered a solemn speech. The first persons of Azerbaijan noted that the foundations of modern Azerbaijan were laid by the people 100 years ago, emphasizing that the Azerbaijani people were the first in the entire Muslim East to create a Democratic Republic with a strong parliament that gave the right to vote to women. At the same time, the special role of the national leader H. Aliyev in the formation and development of the Azerbaijani statehood was noted. In his speech, Dzhumabekov, congratulating his colleagues on the anniversary and, noting the historical significance of the event not only for the Azerbaijani people, but also for the whole region, underscored the steadfastness and unity of spirit shown by the people of Azerbaijan in the pursuit of freedom and construction of a strong and independent state. Speaking about the active participation of the Azerbaijani parliament in all reforms carried out by the state, the Speaker noted that Milli Majlis, thoroughly examining the experience of foreign countries in building a legal and democratic state, has constantly developed and improved itself.« Noting the extended international activity of the Milli Majlis, Dzhumabekov expressed gratitude to the Azerbaijani side for the significant contribution to the development of the TurkPA and congratulated his colleagues on the 10th anniversary of this Parliamentary Assembly. The Speaker also expressed the opinion that the peoples of Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan are united not only by the common Turkic roots, cultural and religious factors and the historically established friendly relations, but also the thorny path to gaining freedom and independence, the foundation of statehood. »In its centuries-old history, the Kyrgyz people, like the Azerbaijani people, having passed through many severe trials, managed to preserve their statehood", he stressed. Noting that the people of Kyrgyzstan, as a result of heroic efforts, relying on the wisdom and heritage of their ancestors, and also taking into account the experience of foreign countries, was able to create the first and strong parliamentary democracy in Central Asia, based on the principles of the rule of law, universal equality and social justice, he told that this year marks 80th anniversary of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic. At the same time he drew the attention of those present on the fact that the Kyrgyz Parliament has become today the center of adopting of the most important political decisions and stabilization of the society, the main arena of political glasnost and public dialogue. At the end of his speech, the Speaker expressed his firm belief that the experience of bilateral cooperation, accumulated over a quarter of a century, will serve to further develop and strengthen the fraternal Kyrgyz-Azerbaijani relations. Congratulating, once again, on the anniversary, Dzhumabekov wished the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan successe in its responsible activity, and the Azerbaijani people - peace and further prosperity! More than 40 parliamentary delegations took part in the event, of which 13 were represented at the level of the chairmen of the parliaments and 15 by the deputy chairmen, as well as representatives of 6 parliamentary organizations.

Dzhumabekov visits grave of National leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. After the solemn meeting of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijani parliament, parliamentary delegations visited the grave of National Leader of Azerbaijan Heyda
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Dzhumabekov visits grave of National leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. After the solemn meeting of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijani parliament, parliamentary delegations visited the grave of National Leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev, as well as Martyrs' Lane (Şəhidlər Xiyabanı) dedicated to those killed during the tragic events of January 20, 1990. Having laid wreaths, they honored the memory of the heroes of the Azerbaijani people, the press service of Jogorku Kenesh (Kyrgyz Parliament) reported.

USA helps improve nutrition of vulnerable social groups in Talas oblast

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. The US Government is transferring food products to health care and social protection organizations in Talas oblast to improve the nutrition of vulnerable segments of the population. Mission Director of the US Agency for Inte
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USA helps improve nutrition of vulnerable social groups in Talas oblast

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. The US Government is transferring food products to health care and social protection organizations in Talas oblast to improve the nutrition of vulnerable segments of the population. Mission Director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Kyrgyzstan Gary Linden and Deputy Governor of Talas oblast Aziyat Jarkynalieva took part in the official ceremony of handing over 3.6 thousand kilograms of special food for social and medical institutions in Talas oblast. In 2018, the US Government delivered 75 tons of food products to Kyrgyzstan in the framework of the International Food Relief Partnership initiative of the USAID Food for Peace program. In Kyrgyzstan, the program is administered by the Resource and Policy Exchange American non-governmental organization and the local Ergene public foundation, which coordinate distribution throughout the country. The International Food Relief Partnership is one of the USAID programs that supports production, transportation, delivery and distribution of fortified and packaged food products by non-profit organizations of the United States and public international organizations. The transferred product is called Harvest Lentil Pro and is produced by the Breedlove Dehydrated Foods American company. Each package contains dried carrots, onions, rice, and lentils.

Mission of International Monetary Fund starts its work in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. The mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Christian Josz arrived in Kyrgyzstan. The mission's visit will last until October 3, 2018, the press service of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. T
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Mission of International Monetary Fund starts its work in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Sept. 22, 2018. /Kabar/. The mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Christian Josz arrived in Kyrgyzstan. The mission's visit will last until October 3, 2018, the press service of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. The purpose of the visit is to discuss the content and conditions of the new possible program supported by the IMF for Kyrgyzstan. During the visit, meetings will be held with representatives of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, National Bank of Kyrgyzstan, and other organizations. On September 20 this year. Acting Chairman of the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan N. Jenish and the representatives of the IMF mission held a meeting, during which the sides discussed prospects for further cooperation. In 2015-2018 the cooperation of Kyrgyzstan with the IMF was carried out within the framework of the agreement on a three-year economic program - the Enhanced Credit Facility (ECF). The goal of the program was to achieve stability of the budget and debt situation, ensure stability in the financial sector and carry out structural reforms to increase the potential for economic growth. Within the framework of the ECF program, the Kyrgyz Republic received credit resources to support the state budget of the country. On April 8, 2018, the ECF program was completed.

Jeenbekov: Kyrgyz language is symbol of our statehood, basis of friendship and unity of nation

Bishkek, Sept. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov addressed the people of Kyrgyzstan on the occasion of the State Language Day. The address of the country leader was delivered on Friday by Head of the President’s Office Dosaly Esenaliev at th
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Jeenbekov: Kyrgyz language is symbol of our statehood, basis of friendship and unity of nation

Bishkek, Sept. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov addressed the people of Kyrgyzstan on the occasion of the State Language Day. The address of the country leader was delivered on Friday by Head of the President’s Office Dosaly Esenaliev at the solemn meeting dedicated to the State Language Day in Toktogul Satylganov National Philharmonic Hall. Below is the text of the President’s Address: «Dear compatriots! The Kyrgyz language is a symbol of our statehood, the basis of friendship, unity of the nation, our common spiritual heritage. As our great writer Chyngyz Aitmatov said, »Mother tongue is a self-portrait of the people.« For any people, the issue of preserving one's native language is a matter of preserving identity, self and traditions. The basis of the state language policy in Kyrgyzstan is the unity of its goals and objectives. First, we need to ensure unconditional and equal respect for all ethnic groups living in the country, their languages, traditions. At the same time, it is important that the Kyrgyz language be recognized as the main factor of the unity of the Kyrgyz Republic by all citizens of the country, regardless of their ethnicity, place of birth, and residence,. Over the years since the adoption of the Law on the State Language, the interest of the public in the Kyrgyz language has increased manyfold, it is widely used in pre-school institutions, educational institutions, state bodies, scientific and many other fields. Citizens of foreign countries and volunteers temporarily living and working in Kyrgyzstan are interested in learning the state language, many of them are able to communicate in the Kyrgyz language. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the National Commission on the State Language, which is an authorized state body responsible for improving the state language policy in the country and monitoring the strict implementation of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on the State Language of the Kyrgyz Republic. Recently, the state language requirement for civil servants has increased. Office work in state bodies is mainly conducted in the state language. Training of civil servants in the Kyrgyz language is carried out. The state will continue to pay special attention to improving the language policy in the country. We are seeking unconditional fulfillment of previously adopted laws, regulations and state programmes aimed at the development of languages. Control has been increased over the effective use of public funds allocated for these purposes. In the matter of dissemination and study of the state language, the main emphasis should be placed on the use of new information technologies. Our goal is the implementation of a consistent and targeted language policy for the sake of strengthening our statehood. A harmonious language policy, which ensures the full functioning of the state language, is the most important factor in strengthening national unity while preserving the languages ​​of all ethnic groups living in the country. I congratulate all Kyrgyzstanis on the State Language! Day I wish you health, family happiness, and welfare!»

Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan and Director of UNODC discuss further strengthening of cooperation

Bishkek, Sept. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Jenish Razakov met on Thursday with Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov in Vienna, Austria, the press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of For
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Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan and Director of UNODC discuss further strengthening of cooperation

Bishkek, Sept. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Jenish Razakov met on Thursday with Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov in Vienna, Austria, the press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. Razakov positively assessed the dynamic development and strengthening of the mutually beneficial partnership of Kyrgyzstan and the UNODC. He noted that the Kyrgyz side attaches great importance to deepening cooperation with the UNODC in the fight against illicit drug trafficking, transnational organized crime, international terrorism, reintegration of drug addicts, and prevention and treatment for HIV-infected people. The Vice Prime Minister positively evaluated the ongoing projects in the Kyrgyz Republic, which are implemented by the UNODC Program Office in Kyrgyzstan with the technical support of the UN Regional Office in Central Asia. Yury Fedotov emphasized that Kyrgyzstan is an important partner in the framework of the UNODC regional program for Central Asia, commended the active political commitment to strengthening regional cooperation, including in the field of sustainable development and security. In addition, he told about some of the main upcoming events related to the Office and invited the Kyrgyz side to take an active part in them. The sides also discussed issues of further strengthening cooperation and taking coordinated measures to combat crime and terrorism, illicit drug trafficking.

Ambassadors of Kyrgyzstan, Austria and Foreign Minister of Qatar discuss problems of uranium tailings in Central Asia

Bishkek, Sept. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. A joint meeting of Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the State of Qatar Nuran Niyazaliev and Ambassador of the Republic of Austria, temporary representative of the European Union in the State of Qatar Willy Kempel with Secretary Ge
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Ambassadors of Kyrgyzstan, Austria and Foreign Minister of Qatar discuss problems of uranium tailings in Central Asia

Bishkek, Sept. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. A joint meeting of Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the State of Qatar Nuran Niyazaliev and Ambassador of the Republic of Austria, temporary representative of the European Union in the State of Qatar Willy Kempel with Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi took place in Doha, the press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. During the meeting, the problems of uranium tailings in Central Asia, the environmental risks and threats they pose to the safety and well-being of the population of some countries in the region, as well as issues of reclamation of burial sites for uranium and other radioactive wastes were discussed. In this regard, Ambassador Nuran Niyazaliev noted the efforts of the Government of Kyrgyzstan to address this problem, including the adoption of the UN General Assembly Resolution on the Role of the International Community in Preventing Radiation Threat in Central Asia. Following the meeting, Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Austria as the country holding the EU Presidency jointly invited the State of Qatar to participate in the high-level event on the problem of uranium tailings in Central Asia (in New York on September 27, 2018) and the International Donor Conference (in London November 8, 2018).

Small and medium-scale enterprises constitute 41% of Kyrgyzstan’s GDP

Bishkek, Sept. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. To date, small and medium-scale enterprises constitute 41% of Kyrgyzstan’s GDP, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Economy reported. As reported, further measures are taken to develop the business environment by improving the legal fr
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Small and medium-scale enterprises constitute 41% of Kyrgyzstan’s GDP

Bishkek, Sept. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. To date, small and medium-scale enterprises constitute 41% of Kyrgyzstan’s GDP, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Economy reported. As reported, further measures are taken to develop the business environment by improving the legal framework, developing business financing programs, establishing the Institute of Business Ombudsman and the Business Support Center. In addition, an event was held in Bishkek on the occasion of the Entrepreneurs' Day with the participation entrepreneurs of the country, representatives of international donor organizations. At the event representatives of the business community were nominated for presented to government awards and awards from the Ministry of Economy. State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy Aydin Sharsheev said that business has become an important factor of the socio-economic welfare of the republic. A country cannot develop harmoniously without entrepreneurship. It is an essential element of the market economy. In many spheres entrepreneurship determines the quality and structure of the gross product, as well as the rate of economic development and growth in general.

Jogorku Kenesh delegation led by Speaker Dzhumabekov visits TURKPA Secretariat

Bishkek, Sept. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. The parliamentary delegation led by Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh (Kyrgyz Parliament) Dastanbek Dzhumabekov visited the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking countries (TurkPA). The delegation of Jogorku K
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Jogorku Kenesh delegation led by Speaker Dzhumabekov visits TURKPA Secretariat

Bishkek, Sept. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. The parliamentary delegation led by Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh (Kyrgyz Parliament) Dastanbek Dzhumabekov visited the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking countries (TurkPA). The delegation of Jogorku Kenesh got acquainted with the current work and planned activities of the Secretariat, discussed prospects for the development and expansion of the Parliamentary Assembly, the press service of Jogorku Kenesh reported. At the same time, Secretary General of the TurkPA A. Mamayusupov informed the delegation members on the preparatory work for the organization and holding of the 8th plenary session of the TurkPA, which is to be held in Izmir, Turkey, on November 20-22 of this year. In addition, the Speaker and members of Jogorku Kenesh took part in the solemn ceremony of planting a tree in the garden of the Secretariat.

Accounts Chamber of Kyrgyzstan and World Bank discuss priority areas for cooperation

Bishkek, Sept. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. Auditor of the Accounts Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic Aizhan Sadyrkulova met with representatives of the World Bank mission led by Manager for Solutions and Innovations in Procurement under the Governance Global Practice res
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Accounts Chamber of Kyrgyzstan and World Bank discuss priority areas for cooperation

Bishkek, Sept. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. Auditor of the Accounts Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic Aizhan Sadyrkulova met with representatives of the World Bank mission led by Manager for Solutions and Innovations in Procurement under the Governance Global Practice responsible for Europe and Central Asia V. Krishnakumar. The meeting was also attended by Head of the Accounting Chamber Nurpais Osmonov and senior procurement specialist, and Head of the procurement team for Central Asia Ahmed Merzuk, the press service of the Accounts Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. During the meeting, the sides discussed priority areas of cooperation, in particular, the issues of reforms in the field of public procurement, reducing the risks in procurement and contract management under projects financed by the World Bank in the Kyrgyz Republic. At the end the sides expressed their hope for further fruitful cooperation.

Vietnam`s President Quang dies at 62

President Trần Đại Quang passed away due to serious illness on Friday morning at the age of 62, Viet Nam News daily reported. The National Commission of Health Services for Officials announced that President Quang died at 10.05am at the 108 Military Hos
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Vietnam`s President Quang dies at 62

President Trần Đại Quang passed away due to serious illness on Friday morning at the age of 62, Viet Nam News daily reported. The National Commission of Health Services for Officials announced that President Quang died at 10.05am at the 108 Military Hospital on Friday despite the efforts of both Vietnamese and foreign doctors. Quang was born on October 12, 1956 in the northern rural province of Ninh Bình. A career policeman, he enrolled in the People’s Police Academy at the age of 16 and served in the police force throughout his life. He became the Minister of Public Security in 2011 and was elected President of Việt Nam in 2016. His official term was due to end in 2021. Source: AZERTAC

7th Caspian Energy Forum held in Baku

The 7th Caspian Energy Forum was held in Baku. Opening the forum, the first deputy chairman and the chief executive officer of Caspian European Club Telman Aliyev said that the Forum is being held by support of the Azerbaijani Government and the Caspian Euro
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7th Caspian Energy Forum held in Baku

The 7th Caspian Energy Forum was held in Baku. Opening the forum, the first deputy chairman and the chief executive officer of Caspian European Club Telman Aliyev said that the Forum is being held by support of the Azerbaijani Government and the Caspian European Club. He spoke of the activity of structure. More than 1500 delegates from 70 countries have taken part in work of the forum. Among them are the heads of government institutions, ministries, state committees, state agencies, public services and also heads of the state and multinational companies, international financial institutions, leading analytical centers, investment companies and rating agencies of the countries of the Caspian and Black Sea and Baltic regions and also representatives of the diplomatic and international missions accredited in Azerbaijan. Addressing the forum, the Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Parviz Shahbazov, called as remarkable holding this forum on September 20, on the 24th anniversary of signing of the Contract of the Century. He called participation of representatives of various structures and the companies of the Caspian and Black Sea and Baltic regions in the Caspian Energy Forum as a good opportunity for establishment of new relations and development of cooperation. The minister has provided large information on the transnational projects which are carried out by Azerbaijan, especially he stressed the upcoming realization of the Southern Gas Corridor, underlined the role of Azerbaijan in ensuring energy security of the region and Europe. “We carry out the Southern Gas Corridor project which will change the power map of the region and Eurasia in general. This project plays an important role from the point of view of ensuring energy security, diversification of sources and routes. It will provide the most Balkan countries with natural gas. The main source of this chain of pipelines is the Shahdeniz field. In the long term it is possible use of resources in the other fields of the Caspian sector of Azerbaijan” - Shahbazov said. The Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Mukhtar Babayev emphasized the importance of forum, which is conducted in the country of strong environment protection. He spoke of the projects directed to protection of ecology of the Caspian Sea. A video message by the vice-president of European Commission for the Energy Union Maros Sefcovic to participants of the Caspian Energy Forum Baku-2018 was demonstrated. He, in particular, said: “Transit of energy resources is very important for us. From this point of view, gas has special importance. For this reason, Azerbaijan and all Caspian region are important partners of the European Union. Azerbaijan is the main supplier of the Southern Gas Corridor. With implementation of this project the power balance of Europe will be diversified. Together in 2020 we will achieve transportation of the Azerbaijani natural gas to Europe. It will be a historical event”. The vice-president of European Commission for the power union considers that not only participants of the project, but in general the whole Europe will benefit from implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor project. The Southern Gas Corridor will make huge contribution to a decarbonization and power efficiency on the continent, Maros Sefcovic considers. The Deputy Chairman of the State Agency for Renewable & Alternative Energy of Azerbaijan (ABOEMDA) Jamil Malikov, who has made a speech at the forum spoke of the projects realized in the country on alternative and renewables. He has reported that the main objective of the agency is creation till 2020 of wind, solar and 420 megawatts bio-power stations. The representatives of various government and private institutions who have made speech at the forum have informed about activity of the represented structures, about importance of expansion of cooperation and implementation of new projects. Organizers of the Forum have handed to the Forum participants special certificates, and to the companies which have made a special contribution to development of Azerbaijan’s national economy - the Caspian Energy Award 2018. Source: AZERTAC

Newly appointed US Ambassador presents copies of credentials to Kyrgyz FM

Bishkek, Sept. 20, 2018 / Kabar /. Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev received Donald Lu, newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kyrgyz Republic in connection with presenting copies of c
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Newly appointed US Ambassador presents copies of credentials to Kyrgyz FM

Bishkek, Sept. 20, 2018 / Kabar /. Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev received Donald Lu, newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kyrgyz Republic in connection with presenting copies of credentials, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. Minister Abdildayev congratulated Ambassador Lu on the appointment and expressed the hope that his appointment as the US Ambassador will give impetus to the activation of the entire range of bilateral relations. US Ambassador told about his readiness for further strengthening of bilateral relations with Kyrgyzstan, as well as interaction within the framework of international and regional formats.

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