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Central Asian countries need to improve degree of freedom of tourists and their security

Dushanbe, Aug. 10, 2018. / Kabar /. Everyone benefits from the development of tourism, people get prosperity, and the state gets dividends, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan Miroslav Niyazov told at a meeting of the Council for Tourism of the CIS member

Group of Kyrgyz state officials to study in Japan

Bishkek, Aug. 18, 2018. /Kabar/. Deputy Prime Minister Altynay Omurbekova met with the 12th group of scholarship holders for JDS Project – state and municipal officials of Kyrgyzstan, who are to leave for Japan to study. Among the participants of the meeti
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Group of Kyrgyz state officials to study in Japan

Bishkek, Aug. 18, 2018. /Kabar/. Deputy Prime Minister Altynay Omurbekova met with the 12th group of scholarship holders for JDS Project – state and municipal officials of Kyrgyzstan, who are to leave for Japan to study. Among the participants of the meeting were Ambassador of Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic H.E. Yamamura Yashihiro, Permanent Representative of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) in the Kyrgyz Republic Kikuchi Kazuhiko and Deputy Director of the State Human Resources Office Oleg Tarbinsky. The Deputy Prime Minister, seeing off the group of young state officials leaving for Japan, wished them to obtain quality education in two years, which would further be used for the good of the Kyrgyz state. “I hope that you will become the elite of the republic and the knowledge that you acquire will be valuable and beneficial. And in this regard, great hopes are placed on you, because your generation is our country’s future,” Omurbekova said. For today, thanks to the government of Japan, 176 scholarship holders were send to Japan, 141 of them have successfully concluded their studies in Japan and acquired Master’s degrees.

Kyrgyzstanis to install most northern yurt in Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia

Bishkek, Aug. 17, 2018. /Kabar/. Kyrgyzstanis are to assemble the most northern yurt in the polar town of Dudinka in the Krasnoyarsk Region. The Kyrgyz “nomadic dwelling” made of white felt has already been brought to the arctic town and is scheduled to b
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Kyrgyzstanis to install most northern yurt in Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia

Bishkek, Aug. 17, 2018. /Kabar/. Kyrgyzstanis are to assemble the most northern yurt in the polar town of Dudinka in the Krasnoyarsk Region. The Kyrgyz “nomadic dwelling” made of white felt has already been brought to the arctic town and is scheduled to be opened for the last day of summer, Director of the Traditional Arts Center of the city Marina Zharkova told TASS. “The white Kyrgyz yurt has been delivered to Dudinka and is going to be assembled on the town’s waterfront. It is to be presented on the Independence Day of Kyrgyzstan (August 31 – editor’s note). Further, the yurt will be used during various holidays,” Zharkova said. According to the Dudinka Mayor’s Office, this yurt will become the most northern in the world. It is assembled within a project entitled “Kyrgyz jany” (the Spirit of the Kyrgyz People), by a family club under the name “Kara jorgo” (Black Horse) within Nornickel charity programme. According to data of Zharkova, about 170 Kyrgyzstanis live in Dudinka.

New Ambassador of Qatar presents copies of credentials to Kyrgyz FM

Bishkek, Aug. 18, 2018. / Kabar/. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev received on Friday copies of credentials of Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Kyrgyz Republic Abdullah Ahmad Abdallah Saleh Al Suleiti. Kyrgyz Foreign Minister
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New Ambassador of Qatar presents copies of credentials to Kyrgyz FM

Bishkek, Aug. 18, 2018. / Kabar/. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev received on Friday copies of credentials of Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Kyrgyz Republic Abdullah Ahmad Abdallah Saleh Al Suleiti. Kyrgyz Foreign Minister congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment and wished him successful and fruitful work in Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. During the conversation, the state and prospects of the development of the Kyrgyz-Qatar cooperation were discussed. The sides confirmed mutual interest in the implementation of specific economic projects that are under consideration by the parties.

Kazakhstan's car industry grows by 74%

In July 2018, some 2,586 vehicles of all types have been manufactured in Kazakhstan, which is 7.3 percent less than in June 2018, the Association of Kazakhstan Auto Business (Aqaba) said in a statement Aug. 17. The cost of products of car industry released i
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Kazakhstan's car industry grows by 74%

In July 2018, some 2,586 vehicles of all types have been manufactured in Kazakhstan, which is 7.3 percent less than in June 2018, the Association of Kazakhstan Auto Business (Aqaba) said in a statement Aug. 17. The cost of products of car industry released in July is estimated at 15.53 billion tenge, the message says. At the same time, the total outcome of seven months of 2018 exceeds the same outcome in the last year by 32.3 percent (103.79 billion tenge against 78.47 billion tenge). Production volumes in units have exceeded 73.9 percent the last year’s indicator (17 246 against 9 918 units). In July 2018, 1 599 vehicles have been assembled in Ust-Kamenogorsk by «Asia Auto» enterprise. Some 828 pieces of vehicles have been manufactured in Kostanay, at «SaryarkaAvtoProm» LLP enterprise, «National Company »KAMAZ Engineering"" JSC factory in Kokshetau has manufactured 60 trucks, SemAZ LLP and Daewoo Bus Kazakhstan LLP factories in Semipalatinsk have shipped 5 buses and 53 trucks. Hyundai Trans Auto enterprise in Almaty has manufactured 27 units of vehicles. Sales of the vehicles assembled in Kazakhstan in the first seven months have reached 15,484 units (including exports), which is 64 percent more than in January-July last year. The market share of Kazakhstan's automotive industry has risen to 49.7 percent in July. The Lada (6 905), Hyundai (3 097), Kia (1 441), JAC (774), Ravon (552), Chevrolet (542), Skoda (319), KAMAZ (245), Hyundai Trucks (136) and Peugeot (122) brands are the top ten most popular vehicles of local manufacture according to the results of the first seven months of this year. Official exchange rate on August 17 is 360,87 KZT / USD.

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan intend to jointly build HPPs

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan intend to jointly build two hydro power plants, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said after the talks with his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon, who is on an official visit to Tashkent, on August 17. The head of Uzbekistan noted t
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Uzbekistan, Tajikistan intend to jointly build HPPs

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan intend to jointly build two hydro power plants, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said after the talks with his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon, who is on an official visit to Tashkent, on August 17. The head of Uzbekistan noted that hydro power plants with a capacity of more than 320 megawatts will be constructed on the Zarafshan river. According to Mirziyoyev, the President of Tajikistan noted that there are ready projects that have been audited by international organizations. The Uzbek leader pointed out that the intergovernmental commission between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan will consider this issue. Emomali Rahmon noted that Uzbekistan and Tajikistan will use electric power produced at these stations to develop their economies. Since the moment of independence, the relations between the two neighbors were not easy. The disputes between the two countries have arisen regularly for almost 25 years. Dushanbe often accused Uzbekistan of blocking railroads and roads. In turn, Tashkent opposed the construction of the Rogun HPP in Tajikistan, which, according to the authorities of Uzbekistan, is a threat to the entire agricultural sector of the region. In 2001, first, Uzbekistan, and then Tajikistan, introduced a visa regime between the two states. The relations began to restore in 2016 after Shavkat Mirziyoyev took the presidential office in December. Since then, the activation of bilateral contacts on various levels have begun, the air communication between Dushanbe and Tashkent has been resumed, ten checkpoints on the border have been reopened, several meetings of the commission for border delimitation and demarcation have been held. In addition, residents of the border areas of the two countries can visit each other for up to 5 days without obtaining visas and telegrams. The legal base of bilateral Tajik-Uzbek relations includes about 111 contracts and agreements signed at the interstate, intergovernmental and interdepartmental levels in the period from 1992 to the present. The trade turnover between the two states increased by 20 percent and totaled $240 million in 2017. Currently, the countries plan to increase the volume of bilateral trade up to $ 500 million by 2020. Azernews

Snow leopard – World Nomad Games Mascot

Bishkek, Aug. 18, 2018. /Kabar/. Snow leopard has been recognized as the mascot for the upcoming the Third World Nomad Games. The snow leopards had been a sacred animal to the Kyrgyz people since oldest times and has always been considered warriors’ protect
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Snow leopard – World Nomad Games Mascot

Bishkek, Aug. 18, 2018. /Kabar/. Snow leopard has been recognized as the mascot for the upcoming the Third World Nomad Games. The snow leopards had been a sacred animal to the Kyrgyz people since oldest times and has always been considered warriors’ protector. The image of snow leopard is surrounded with legends and tales, and represents beauty, power, and freedom. Nomadic culture of the Kyrgyz people is characterized by particular attitude to animate and inanimate nature. The image of snow leopard is linked not only to the history of the Kyrgyz people, but there are also literary and cinematographic works devoted to it. The snow leopard is depicted as a symbol on the flag and emblem of Kyrgyzstan’s capital. The number of snow leopards in the world ranges from 3 to 7 thousand species. The animal is listed in the Red Book. It is known that habitat of the snow leopard in the Kyrgyz Republic encompasses all the country’s regions, both the Tian Shan mountains and the northern Pamir-Alai ridges (Alay, Trans-Alay and Turkestan ridges). Preservation of these unique animals, their ecosystem is a national priority and national concern for the Kyrgyz Republic. The author of the artistic image of the mascot for the III World Nomad Games is production designer, animation director Tolgobek Koichumanov. He noted that the idea of presenting the snow leopard as the mascot for the Third World Nomad Games is linked to the significance of protecting this animal. “We have presented the snow leopard as a quite positive and friendly cartoon character that brings good and peace. In the work on the image we relied on the mascots of major international sports events, such as the Olympics,” Tolgobek Koichumanov said. As a token of hospitality and respect to guests of the games, every delegation invited to the III World Nomad Games is going to be presented a special souvenirs as a snow leopard.

Kyrgyz-Kazakh Intergovernmental Council in Astana results in signing number of documents

Bishkek, Aug. 18, 2018. / Kabar /. The 7th meeting of the Kyrgyz-Kazakh Intergovernmental Council was concluded on Friday in the city of Astana ( Kazakhstan). The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziev and Prim
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Kyrgyz-Kazakh Intergovernmental Council in Astana results in signing number of documents

Bishkek, Aug. 18, 2018. / Kabar /. The 7th meeting of the Kyrgyz-Kazakh Intergovernmental Council was concluded on Friday in the city of Astana ( Kazakhstan). The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziev and Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Sagintayev. Following the meeting, the parties signed the Protocol of the 7th Meeting of the Kyrgyz-Kazakhstan Intergovernmental Council. In addition, a Protocol was signed to amend the Agreement between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on border crossing points on December 29, 2003. Based on this document, changes have been made to the operation mode of the Ken-Bulun Road and Tokmok Avtodorozhny checkpoints, which were bilateral checkpoints. As a result of the meeting, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The agreement reflects all the topical issues of economic cooperation between the two countries and recorded the growth of mutual trade turnover. Recall that the governments of the two countries set the task of bringing the volume of trade to $1 billion. The document also reflects the interaction on the use of water resources, in the field of veterinary and phytosanitary security and many other topical issues. The next 8th meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan will be held in 2019 in Bishkek.

Kyrgyz and Uzbek pop singers will hold friendly football match

Bishkek, Aug. 17, 2018. / Kabar /. Stars of the Kyrgyz and Uzbek pop music will hold a friendly football match within the framework of the Year of Regional Development in the Kyrgyz Republic. Football matches will be held on Aug. 20 at the Kurmanbek stadium
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Kyrgyz and Uzbek pop singers will hold friendly football match

Bishkek, Aug. 17, 2018. / Kabar /. Stars of the Kyrgyz and Uzbek pop music will hold a friendly football match within the framework of the Year of Regional Development in the Kyrgyz Republic. Football matches will be held on Aug. 20 at the Kurmanbek stadium in Jalal-Abad, on Aug. 21 at the main Syuymbaev stadium of the city of Osh. The best show-business stars of the two countries will meet on the football field, all the money received from selling tickets to the game will be directed to the development of culture in the country.

Central streets of Bishkek to be closed during Ait namaz on Aug. 21

Bishkek, Aug. 17, 2018. /Kabar/. The Militia of Bishkek is carrying out a number of activities for ensuring public order and security during Ait namaz, the press service of the Main Department of Internal Affairs of Bishkek reported. On the day of the Ait na
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Central streets of Bishkek to be closed during Ait namaz on Aug. 21

Bishkek, Aug. 17, 2018. /Kabar/. The Militia of Bishkek is carrying out a number of activities for ensuring public order and security during Ait namaz, the press service of the Main Department of Internal Affairs of Bishkek reported. On the day of the Ait namaz more than 2 thousand militia officials are to be involved in ensuring public order and security of the citizens, at the central squares and all the mosques of Bishkek. Temporary restrictions to car traffic are to be imposed in the following streets on August 21: - Frunze Str. (from Panfilov Str. to Erkindik Boulevard); - Abdymomunov Str. (from Panfilov Str. to Tynystanov Str.); - Orozbekov Str. and Razzakov Str. (from Chui Prospect to Frunze Str.). The Bishkek militia also asks to treat with understanding to the requirements of militia officials carrying out inspections. These measures are aimed solely at ensuring safety of the citizens and visiting guests of Bishkek. It is not allowed to bring large and bulky items, piercing-cutting, combustible and explosive materials, weapon of any kind, salute and fireworks to the venue for Ait namaz. All the prohibited items are to be seized at checkpoints. Drivers are required to plan route and choose available parking places, without disrupting and limiting traffic. The militia also asks parents not to leave children without supervision during holiday activities.

Kazakhstan offers Kyrgyzstan to build up two-way relationship in military-technical direction

Astana, Aug. 17, 2018. / Kabar /. The Government of Kazakhstan always pays special attention to strengthening good-neighborly and allied relations with Kyrgyzstan, Kazakh Prime Minister Bakhytzhan Sagintayev told during a meeting of the Kyrgyz-Kazakh intergov
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Kazakhstan offers Kyrgyzstan to build up two-way relationship in military-technical direction

Astana, Aug. 17, 2018. / Kabar /. The Government of Kazakhstan always pays special attention to strengthening good-neighborly and allied relations with Kyrgyzstan, Kazakh Prime Minister Bakhytzhan Sagintayev told during a meeting of the Kyrgyz-Kazakh intergovernmental council. He said that there is a positive dynamics of trade and economic relations between the two countries. «In 2017, trade between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic increased by 13%, and on the results of 5 months of 2018 it increased by 10%. I am confident that this indicator will increase by the end of this year. I believe that it is necessary to ensure further deepening of trade relations based on mutually beneficial supplies, increasing the range of supplied goods, and opening joint ventures. We should use the existing advantage for the development of bilateral trade - these are the existence of common borders and the established infrastructure,» he said. Prime Minister Sagintayev said that Kazakhstan is interested in further development of military-technical cooperation. «Kazakhstan can offer services of national space systems for remote sensing of land and communications in the interests of economic development of the regions of the Kyrgyz Republic. In February of this year in Bishkek in the Ministry of Defense, representatives of the Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan organized a presentation of the services provided by defense enterprises. The first step in this direction may be the signing of a bilateral Intergovernmental agreement on military-technical cooperation. This will create a legal basis for a relationship in this direction,» Sagintayev said.

Will US-Turkey relations withstand conflicts?

By Wang Qing, People’s Daily Overseas Edition The US and Turkey, a pair of fractured allies with deteriorating ties, are testing each other’s bottom line in a hope to pressure the other side to compromise, but they are at the same time avoiding a hundred
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Will US-Turkey relations withstand conflicts?

By Wang Qing, People’s Daily Overseas Edition The US and Turkey, a pair of fractured allies with deteriorating ties, are testing each other’s bottom line in a hope to pressure the other side to compromise, but they are at the same time avoiding a hundred-percent hostility and crashing escalation of conflicts, a Chinese expert pointed out, as the two sides continued to fall apart amid new economic penalties. Turkey, in an official decree, announced to raisetariffs on imports of US passenger cars to 120 percent, alcoholic drinks to 140 percent and leaf tobacco to 60 percent, Reuters reported on Wednesday, adding that tariffs were also increased on goods such as cosmetics, rice and coal. Such a tariff policy was made shortly after Turkish President RecepTayyipErdogan announced to boycott US electronic goods. On August 10, US President Donald Trump said he was doubling import tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum, and tweeted that “our relations with Turkey are not good at this time,” reported The Guardian. The Turkish currency lira plummetedby 17 percent against the US dollar on the same day. The US-Turkey relations have been deteriorating since FethullahGulen, a Turkish cleric living in the US in exile,was blamed by Ankara for a failed coup in 2016. The situation got worse since this August. In October 2016, an American pastor Andrew Craig Brunson was imprisoned in Turkey on the charge of masterminding a failed military coup against Turkish President Erdogan. After repeatedly urging Turkey to release Brunson, Washington threatened on July 26 that it will launch sanctions against Turkey if Ankara fails to return the pastor, but was refuted by Ankara, who replied that sanctions and threats would not work. The US-Turkey alliance finally encountered a huge challenge on August 10 when the US announced to sanction Turkey after a string of tit-for-tat war of words. Trump’s sanctions on Turkey are expression of dissatisfaction on the Erdogan administration’s getting far away from the western political system and values, as well as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) since 2016, said Sun Degang, deputy director of Middle East Studies Institute at Shanghai International Studies University, adding that the decision also serves the US midterm elections. Since the end of World War II, the US has offered substantial military and economic aids to Turkey from 1947 with the enactment of the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan. A Turkey-US alliance was officially established after the former joined NATO in February 1952. But after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the bilateral relationship between the US and Turkey entered a transformation period under the impacts of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Erdogan administration proposed the strategic depth doctrine as its foreign policy after the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came into power, and set goals for 2023 when Turkey will mark its 100th anniversary, making the Turkish diplomacy more independent and diverse. “The Erdogan administration doesn’t want to be a pawn in the game controlled by the US and the western world, or a so-called “second class” NATO country. What it seeks is to be a bridge linking the East and the West, find a development path that suits its country and become a respectable nation, Sun told the People’s Daily, explaining that it is the root cause for the US-Turkey conflicts. The arrest of Brunson, according to him, is a fuse leading to deterioration of US-Turkey ties. “It indicated that the US, who is on one hand manipulating Turkey to make profits in the Middle East, and on the other hand promoting a color revolution and regime change in its allies by Gulen movement and religion, is intolerable for Erdogan,” Sun explained. The US and Turkey are confronting each other over the strategic interests in the Middle East. Turkey is seeking close cooperation with the US rivals – Russia and Iran – on the Syrian issue, and objects the US for the latter’s prevention of economic and trade relations between Turkey and Iran through unilateral sanctions. Turkey supports Palestine and opposes Israel’s expansion policies on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. In addition, Turkey has captured the north of Syria and fought against the Kurdish ally of the US in Syria – the People's Protection Units. Impacted by the announced sanctions of the US, the exchange rate of Turkish lira against the US dollar plunged on August 10, making the largest single-day decline since the 2001 Turkish economic crisis. The Turkish currency has fallen more than 40 percent this year. The depreciation of lira, capital outflow, increasingly severe livelihood challenges, as well as sharpening social contradictions have placed huge challenges on the long-term governance of Erdogan. Erdogan, in an article published on US media last Saturday, warned that the US-Turkey partnership could be in jeopardy if their relations remain tense, which will require his country to start looking for new friends and allies. But he also described Turkey as “strategic partner in NATO” of the US. Turkey needs to improve relations with the West, especially the US, if it hopes to completely walk out of the economic shadow, analysts said, adding that the Trump administration will avoid pushing Turkey into Russia’s arms.

Prime Minister Abylgaziev visits technopark of IT-startups and Nur Alem pavilion

Bishkek, Aug. 16, 2018. / Kabar/. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziev visited the Astana Hub international technology park of IT-startups and the Nur Alem pavilion, the press service of the Kyrgyz Government reported. Prime Minister of Kaz
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Prime Minister Abylgaziev visits technopark of IT-startups and Nur Alem pavilion

Bishkek, Aug. 16, 2018. / Kabar/. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziev visited the Astana Hub international technology park of IT-startups and the Nur Alem pavilion, the press service of the Kyrgyz Government reported. Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev briefed about the activities of these facilities. Thus, the Astana Hub international technopark of IT-startups is a Kazakh analogue of the Silicon Valley in the United States. It is located on an area of ​​9.6 thousand square meters, where there are lecture rooms, laboratories, conference rooms, offices of digital companies are located. After that, the Kyrgyz PM got acquainted with the exposition of Nur Alem pavilion, which gained wide popularity even before the opening of the Expo 2017 Astana exhibition. Nur Alem pavilion is the first technology museum of energy of the future in Kazakhstan and occupies 8 floors. Further, Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziev met with young Kazakhstani IT specialists. During the conversation, they demonstrated their achievements and talked about innovative projects being implemented in Kazakhstan. Prime Minister Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziev invited young specialists to visit the Kyrgyz Republic and share their experience with Kyrgyz colleagues.

Minister of Finance and ADB Director General for Central Asia discuss bilateral cooperation

Bishkek, Aug. 17. 2018 / Kabar /. Minister of Finance of Kyrgyzstan Adylbek Kasymaliev met with Director General of the Asian Development Bank for Central and West Asia Department Verner Lipah. The press service of the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Repub
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Minister of Finance and ADB Director General for Central Asia discuss bilateral cooperation

Bishkek, Aug. 17. 2018 / Kabar /. Minister of Finance of Kyrgyzstan Adylbek Kasymaliev met with Director General of the Asian Development Bank for Central and West Asia Department Verner Lipah. The press service of the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that in his speech Kasymaliev congratulated Lipah on his appointment to a new post and thanked the ADB team for the assistance and support for ongoing social and economic reforms. During the meeting, the issues of bilateral cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and ADB were discussed, in particular, the issues related to the implementation of the budget support program in the Kyrgyz Republic, priority areas of partnership within the framework of the new Strategy for a five-year period, and development of small and medium-sized businesses. Kasymaliev also told that from July 3 to July 12, 2018, the ADB Mission visited Kyrgyzstan to determine the main reforms for the implementation of the program of economic diversification in 2018-2019, and expressed hope for ADB's support of the budget support program in the Kyrgyz Republic this year . «The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic is actively working to improve the conditions for the introduction of public-private partnership (PPP) mechanisms. For this purpose, the regulatory and legal framework for PPPs has been improved. In this regard, I would like to propose to ADB to consider the possibility of implementing large infrastructure projects through the use of public-private partnership mechanisms,» the Minister of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic noted.

Record beshbarmak of Kyrgyzstan is on official page of Guinness Book of Records

Bishkek, Aug. 17. 2018 / Kabar /. The beshbarmak, cooked in Bishkek on March 11, 2018, is officially included in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest portion of the national dish. The weight of the ready-made dish was 1,464 kilograms. The record was ac
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Record beshbarmak of Kyrgyzstan is on official page of Guinness Book of Records

Bishkek, Aug. 17. 2018 / Kabar /. The beshbarmak, cooked in Bishkek on March 11, 2018, is officially included in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest portion of the national dish. The weight of the ready-made dish was 1,464 kilograms. The record was achieved by the AYU Holding association and KazGrain LLC. The main ingredients of the beshbarmak was a horse meat.

Preservation of forest ecosystems and biodiversity in Central Asia discussed in Issyk-Kul

Bishkek, Aug. 17, 2018. /Kabar/. A two-day meeting of Ministers of Forestry from Central Asian countries is taking place in Cholpon-Ata, where the issues of preserving forest ecosystems and biodiversity are being discussed. The session has been organized by
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Preservation of forest ecosystems and biodiversity in Central Asia discussed in Issyk-Kul

Bishkek, Aug. 17, 2018. /Kabar/. A two-day meeting of Ministers of Forestry from Central Asian countries is taking place in Cholpon-Ata, where the issues of preserving forest ecosystems and biodiversity are being discussed. The session has been organized by the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry jointly with the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) and Institute for Regional Development (IRD). The goal of the high-level meeting is further enhancement of efforts in the sphere of forestry, search for ways of cooperation, and support in promoting the forest sector in the region with regard to the Astana Declaration, adopted in 2016. Director of the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry of Kyrgyzstan Abdykalyk Rustamov stressed the role of forest ecosystems in the Central Asia region in ensuring ecological sustainability and creating a favorable climate. In Kyrgyzstan, despite its relatively small total area (5,61%), there is a wide variety of forests, which have no parallel in terms of density in other countries of the region. Rustamov highlighted that mountain forests of Kyrgyzstan are unique and have a great ecological significance, being a sort of moister accumulators. Growing on mountain slopes, they prevent mud flows, landslides and snow avalanches in the mountains, regulate water flow in rivers, so that they don’t overflow throughout the year. That is why the significance of forests in regulating water can hardly be overemphasized, both for the people of Kyrgyzstan and all the peoples in Central Asia, where agriculture is based on irrigation. Director Rustamov also expressed his hope that the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation would become a good platform for exchanging experience in various activities aimed at protecting forest ecosystems and increasing the potential of specialists in the fields of forestry, development of specially protected natural areas and realization of joint scientific-research projects. Among the participants of the session are delegations from China, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, as well as the heads of structural and subordinate subdivisions of the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry, the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry reported.

Tajik cyclists’ attackers allegedly promised $ 1 mln

Tajik cyclists’ attackers have allegedly been promised 1 million U.S. dollars. Such rumors are circulating amongst6 residents. Residents of Nurek try avoid contact with police and talking to strangers. A little more than two weeks have passed since th
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Tajik cyclists’ attackers allegedly promised $ 1 mln

Tajik cyclists’ attackers have allegedly been promised 1 million U.S. dollars. Such rumors are circulating amongst6 residents. Residents of Nurek try avoid contact with police and talking to strangers. A little more than two weeks have passed since the brutal attack on foreign cyclists in the Danghara district. In the brutal attack that took place on July 29, a car rammed into the group of cyclists before multiple attackers emerged from the vehicle and stabbed survivors, killing two Americans, a Swiss, and a Dutch national. Three other foreigners were injured in the attack before the assailants sped off. Of the five men named as attackers, only one – Hussein Abdusamadov -- is still alive. He was reportedly arrested early on July 30. Officials said the other four, including brothers Jaffariddin Yusupov, 26, and Asliddin Yusupov, 21, were killed when police tried to apprehend them. Asliddin and Jaffariddin were residents of Nurek and Asia-Plus reporter went to the city to know more about them. People on the streets feared to speak on this subject and their immediate neighbors said that they did not know that family and those young men… Asia-Plus reporter met their mothers, Nabotbegim. The interview with her is published the August 16 edition of Asia-Plus. Meanwhile, Radio Liberty’s Tajik Service says two others of the four dead suspects, Asomiddin Majidov and Zafarjon Safarov, were 19-year-old relatives of Hussein Abdusamadov, the alleged ringleader behind July's deadly attack on foreign cyclists in Danghara district. They were reportedly from the village of Selga in Khatlon province. Both traveled to Russia in late February after failing university entrance exams in 2017. According to Tajik authorities, they had returned to Tajikistan two days before the attack on the cyclists. According to RFE/RL Tajiks Service, Hussein Abdusamadov spent his early childhood in the village of Selga, in Khatlon province, near Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan. His father died in 1988 when he was 3 years old. By the early 1990s, as the newly independent Tajikistan descended into civil war, he and his mother and two brothers had resettled in Dushanbe, which had more than half a million residents. From the age of 10, Abdusamadov attended what was known as the Presidential Lyceum, a prestigious boarding school with long-standing ties to the government and high education standards. After graduation, in 2002, he enrolled in the international relations program at the Tajik State University of Commerce, where he was elected head of the student council. According to his mother Gulchehra Shodmonova, around that time she noticed Hussein and another son in the company of a local religious man named Nosirkhoja Ubaidov, also known as Qori Nosir. She blamed Qori Nosir -- who authorities would subsequently allege was a recruiter and agent for radical Islamists -- for influencing her son and convincing him to drop out of university in 2004. https://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/tajikistan/security/20180816/tajik-cyclists-attackers-allegedly-promised-1-million-us-dollars

New archaeological finds on Naryn Campus of UCA

The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Naryn Campus was buzzing with activity as a team from Indiana University (IU) in the USA and the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) highlighted their latest findings. Based on archaeological research over the
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New archaeological finds on Naryn Campus of UCA

The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Naryn Campus was buzzing with activity as a team from Indiana University (IU) in the USA and the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) highlighted their latest findings. Based on archaeological research over the 6 years on the sites Aigyrzhal-2 and 3 located on UCA's Naryn Campus, it was revealed that the Naryn Valley has a long history of human occupation. The Aigyrzhal-2 archaeological site is located on UCA's Naryn Campus. “About 13,000 years ago, a group of hunters came to the place we call Aigyrzhal-2. This is very early, one of the earliest dates ever found for these people, and it sets Kyrgyzstan apart as a place where a Mesolithic lifestyle may be the oldest in all of Central Asia. We know this because of the form of the tools, and from dates that were recovered by analysis of charcoal,” said Dr Aida Abdykanova, Associate Professor of the Department of Anthropology of AUCA, during a public lecture organised by UCA’s Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit (CHHU) on July 20th. Clay vessels from the Saka period found whilst excavating AGZ 2 burial mounds. It was a ritual to place vessels with food next to the deceased (Saka Era 2,800 - 2,300 BP) Mesolithic hunting was followed by Bronze Age herding in mixed pastoral economies. Traces of the cultural heritage from the Iron Age, Hunnic and Turkic people were also documented on the site. Subsistence and lifestyle changes brought in during Soviet times still reflect these earlier lifestyles in the modern era. These findings help to understand the complex formation and interaction of different cultures and significantly contributes to a fuller picture of the prehistory of the Naryn Valley, often considered an unappreciated cultural heritage of Kyrgyzstan. Golden bead (Hunnic Era, 1,900 - 1,700 BP) Stone beads (Bronze Age, 3,600 - 3,500 BP) In collaboration with UCA, twenty undergraduate and graduate students from IU and AUCA participated in the Naryn archeological project (NAP), which supports an annual archaeological excavation of sites located on the territory of UCA’s Naryn campus. NAP involves collaboration between UCA's CHHU, AUCA and IU, and brings together an international team of researchers from Kyrgyzstan and the United States. The Naryn sites, located in a valley of the Tian Shan mountain range, is one of the most important in Central Asia, and its study yields significant insights into human and environmental history. Radiocarbon ages are expressed in years before present (BP), where «present» is defined at AD 1950. The year 1950 was chosen because it was the standard astronomical epoch at the time. Bronze knife (Bronze Age, 3,600 - 3,500 BP) At the end of the fieldwork from July 1-21, UCA’s CHHU hosted a public lecture on NAP, attended by over 60 people from the Naryn community. It was aimed at informing the public about NAP and promoting the preservation of Naryn’s historical and archeological heritage, and socio-economic development in the region. Dr Aida Abdykanova, Associate Professor of the Department of Anthropology of AUCA and Dr Anne Pyburn, Provost Professor in the Department of Anthropology at IU in Bloomington, Indiana delivered the lecture to share the project findings and artefacts on the Aigyrzhal-2 archaeological site. They highlighted the importance of local community’s engagement in the study and preservation of historical sites, and invited young researchers to obtain valuable archaeological knowledge and experience by participating in future diggings. A petroglyph found on Naryn Campus showing an ibex (Upper Paleolithic Age, 45,000 -15,000 BP) Representatives of the educational and cultural institutions from Naryn and other neighboring districts of Kochkor and Ak-Talaa, youth organisations, Naryn town library and museum, Naryn State University (NSU) as well as media representatives attended the event. At the end, audience members expressed their deep gratitude to the presenters. “The lecture was very informative and interesting. Majority of the people in Naryn are not aware of the existence of such ancient historical sites located in Naryn region, and therefore do not appreciate their value in promoting socio-economic development in the region. Such educational events are necessary to enlighten and raise public awareness” said Dr Esenbay Sargyshbaev, History Professor at NSU.

President takes part in opening ceremony of new complex of frontier post in Osh

Bishkek, Aug. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov participated today in the opening ceremony of the new complex of Jany-Jer frontier post of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic in Osh oblast as part of his working tri
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President takes part in opening ceremony of new complex of frontier post in Osh

Bishkek, Aug. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov participated today in the opening ceremony of the new complex of Jany-Jer frontier post of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic in Osh oblast as part of his working trip to Osh oblast. The President examined the new complex of the frontier post, paying special attention to the conditions of service and life of servicemen. Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic Raimberdi Duishenbiev informed the Head of State about the work done. A complex of modular buildings with a modern infrastructure, including a two-storied barracks with administrative premises, a house for officers and their families was built at the frontier post. The new complex is equipped with all necessary infrastructure facilities that meet international standards. There is a military parade ground, a training place for training in fire training, a sports ground in the territory of the new complex. Turning to the border guards, Jeenbekov noted that they honorably fulfill their duties. He noted that the construction and equipping of the new complex of the frontier post was carried out as part of an agreement between the governments of Kyrgyzstan and Russia on providing technical assistance to the Kyrgyz Republic as part of the process of joining to the Eurasian Economic Union and expressed gratitude to the leadership of Russia. Jeenbekov briefly dwelled on the ongoing work to resolve border issues with neighboring countries and stressed the role of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in constructively addressing these issues through dialogue and diplomacy.

Street of Chyngyz Aitmatov solemnly opened in Astana

Astana, Aug. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. The opening ceremony of the street named after great writer Chyngyz Aitmatov took place today in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The opening ceremony was attended by Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev,
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Street of Chyngyz Aitmatov solemnly opened in Astana

Astana, Aug. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. The opening ceremony of the street named after great writer Chyngyz Aitmatov took place today in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The opening ceremony was attended by Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Sagintayev and the heads of the ministries of the two countries. Aitmatov Street is a main road of general importance. In 2019, another 3 km of the road will be built, the completion is planned in 2020, after which the length will be 7.2 km. Aitmatov Street will connect the historical part of the capital with the areas of new construction, it will accommodate large administrative, residential buildings and facilities.

President calls farmers to take advantage of entering EEU markets

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov, as part of his working trip to Osh oblast, got acquainted with the activities of the Birlik Seed-Growing Agricultural Cooperative in Aravan region, the press service of the Kyrgyz P
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President calls farmers to take advantage of entering EEU markets

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov, as part of his working trip to Osh oblast, got acquainted with the activities of the Birlik Seed-Growing Agricultural Cooperative in Aravan region, the press service of the Kyrgyz President reported. The information on the cooperative’s activity has been provided by its head Khamidullo Tadzhibaev. Today the cooperative uses 68,7 hectares of land under a rental agreement with the public fund. The cooperative has been active since 1996 and grows stock cotton and grain seeds. Khamidullo Tadzhibaev noted that there is an increase of economic indexes in the cooperative, thus, the amount of cotton crop was 32 centners per hectare in 2017, whereas in 2016 it was 29,7 centners. In 2016 seeds allowed to produce 58 tons of cotton, in 2017 - 65,1 tons. Logistics of the cooperative is good, there are storage facilities for grain, tractors with supplement parts, cargo vehicle and other agricultural equipment. “The country’s agricultural sector has a great potential, since there is a strong demand for ecologically clean products in the world market, which can be supplied by Kyrgyzstan to the markets of Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), China and European Union within GSP+. All the internal financial institutions, such as Guarantee Fund, Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund, state banks carry out their activities focusing on and with increased attention to regions,” Jeenbekov said. He reminded that recently he had signed the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Introducing Amendments into the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic ‘On Cooperatives’”, which would allow to improve the work of the cooperative’s council, and resolve internal contradictions and conflicts of interests in the cooperative’s activity. Tadzhibaev showed the country’s leader the cotton field. They talked about the prospects of the country’s agricultural sector. The President wished the farmer good harvest, and expressed gratitude for his work.

Kyrgyz-Austrian business forum held in Vienna

Bishkek, Aug. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. The Kyrgyz-Austrian business forum in the construction sector was held in Vienna, on Aug. 13-14, 2018, in which Kyrgyz entrepreneurs-members of «Jash Ishkerler Association» and representatives of Austrian compani
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Kyrgyz-Austrian business forum held in Vienna

Bishkek, Aug. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. The Kyrgyz-Austrian business forum in the construction sector was held in Vienna, on Aug. 13-14, 2018, in which Kyrgyz entrepreneurs-members of «Jash Ishkerler Association» and representatives of Austrian companies took part, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. During the forum Austrian companies presented their projects in the field of production of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly construction materials and use of the latest innovative technologies in construction. Kyrgyz businessmen expressed interest in these projects and the sides discussed possible areas of cooperation in this area. Austrian companies were shown video clips about economic and investment opportunities in Kyrgyzstan, about the Third World Nomad Games and the activities of «Jash Ishkerler Association». The Kyrgyz side invited Austrian companies to invest actively in the national economy and to open new export-oriented production enterprises in Kyrgyzstan together with Kyrgyz partners. Within the framework of the forum, to familiarize and study the Austrian experience Kyrgyz entrepreneurs visited the Hertzarmaturen building materials plant and Vienna’s new district Aspern, which was built as a smart city. The Kyrgyz business delegation also got acquainted with the activities of the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Austria and met with Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic Bakyt Dzhusupov.

Osh hosts international exhibition-fair «South EXPO 2018»

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. The international exhibition-fair «South Expo 2018» was opened in Osh on Aug. 15. The opening ceremony was attended by First Vice Mayor of Osh Saibzhan Turduev, Osh oblast governor Uzarbek Zhylkybaev, representa
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Osh hosts international exhibition-fair «South EXPO 2018»

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. The international exhibition-fair «South Expo 2018» was opened in Osh on Aug. 15. The opening ceremony was attended by First Vice Mayor of Osh Saibzhan Turduev, Osh oblast governor Uzarbek Zhylkybaev, representatives of the southern representation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic, representatives of diplomatic missions and delegations of businessmen from abroad. The exhibition is aimed at promoting the development of trade relations between domestic entrepreneurs and representatives of foreign companies. The exhibition features 36 foreign and 22 domestic companies. The exhibition will run till Aug. 17, 2018.

Jeenbekov condoles over death of people in bridge collapse in Italy

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov expressed his condolences to his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella in connection with numerous human casualties as a result of the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa. &la
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Jeenbekov condoles over death of people in bridge collapse in Italy

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov expressed his condolences to his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella in connection with numerous human casualties as a result of the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa. «With deep sorrow, I received the news of numerous human casualties as a result of the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in the Ligurian region of Italy. On behalf of the people of Kyrgyzstan and on my own behalf, I ask you to convey my deep condolences and words of sympathy to the relatives and friends of the deceased, as well as wishes for the speedy recovery of all the victims,» the condolence message said.

International culinary festival to take place within Nomad Games

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018 /Kabar/. On Sept. 3-6, 2018 the 1st World Nomads Cuisine International Culinary Festival will take place in Kyrchyn Gorge within the Third World Nomad Games. Therefore, competitions are to be held not only in national sports with cultu
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International culinary festival to take place within Nomad Games

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018 /Kabar/. On Sept. 3-6, 2018 the 1st World Nomads Cuisine International Culinary Festival will take place in Kyrchyn Gorge within the Third World Nomad Games. Therefore, competitions are to be held not only in national sports with cultural components, but also the best cook’s competitions in preparing dishes from nomads cuisine with a modern twist, united by nomadic civilization. As for the viewers, they will get a chance to taste delicious dishes. The organizers of this event are the World Nomads Cuisine Public Fund under the aegis of WORLDCHEFS (World Association of Chefs’ Societies), World Islamic Culinar’s Society and T-Bone Company. Head of World Nomads Cuisine Fund Eldiar said that through this project they wish to gather professionals and gourmets at one table, show foods of various nomadic peoples to a large number of guests, introduce them to this interesting aspect of our predecessors’ life, expand their perception of nomads culture, impression and understanding the taste of their life. The program of the culinary festival is aimed at developing food industry and hospitality, as well as attracting a large number of tourists”.

Delegation from Saint-Petersburg arrives in Osh within culture-business mission

Osh, Aug. 14, 2018. / Kabar/. A delegation from Saint-Petersburg under the leadership of Deputy Chairman of the Education Committee of Saint-Petersburg, A. A. Borschevsky, arrived in Osh within the framework of culture-business mission and development of brot
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Delegation from Saint-Petersburg arrives in Osh within culture-business mission

Osh, Aug. 14, 2018. / Kabar/. A delegation from Saint-Petersburg under the leadership of Deputy Chairman of the Education Committee of Saint-Petersburg, A. A. Borschevsky, arrived in Osh within the framework of culture-business mission and development of brotherly relations. The delegation includes representatives of executive bodies of State authority, Committee for External Relations of Saint-Petersburg, business community, as well as the Entrepreneurship Development Promotion Association, cultural workers and artists, representatives of medical institutions and creative groups, who will hold meetings, round-tables for discussing cooperation in the field of expanding trade and economic collaboration, education and medicine. In the framework of events for exchanging experience and developing bilateral relations, the delegation is to visit cultural places in the city, take part in culture-business events. In addition, general practitioners are to hold meetings with their counterparts from medical institutions of Osh and deliver medical services free of charge. The cities of Osh and Saint-Petersburg have been twin cities since February, 2004, when an agreement on establishing brotherly relations was signed between Osh Mayor’s Office and Saint-Petersburg Government.

Kyrgyz President extends condolences to Emir of Kuwait over death of his sister

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov expressed his condolences to Emir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jabr Al-Sabah, over the death of his sister Sheikha Farikhi Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah, the Kyrgy
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Kyrgyz President extends condolences to Emir of Kuwait over death of his sister

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov expressed his condolences to Emir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jabr Al-Sabah, over the death of his sister Sheikha Farikhi Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah, the Kyrgyz President's press service reported. «I perceived with deep sorrow the news of the untimely death of your sister Sheikha Farikhi Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah. On behalf of the people of Kyrgyzstan and on my own behalf, I express my sincere condolences to you and your relatives. I wish you endurance and patience,» President Jeenbekov said in his condolence message.

Osh and Kyrgyz Autonomous Region of China to develop bilateral cooperation

Osh, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. Osh Mayor Taalaybek Sarybashov held a meeting with representatives of Kyzyl-Suu of the Kyrgyz Autonomous Region of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. The sides discussed the development of bilateral relations, as well a
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Osh and Kyrgyz Autonomous Region of China to develop bilateral cooperation

Osh, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. Osh Mayor Taalaybek Sarybashov held a meeting with representatives of Kyzyl-Suu of the Kyrgyz Autonomous Region of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. The sides discussed the development of bilateral relations, as well as joint projects on the development of business, tourism, business partnership. Sarybashov spoke about the latest progress in the development of the city and the work that is being done to improve the livelihoods of citizens. Enterprises from the Kyrgyz Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China are taking part in the multi-profile exhibition-fair «South Expo-2018», held in Osh from August 15 to August 18.

Kyrgyz President to visit Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov continues working trips to the regions of the country. Today the President flew to Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts with a two-day working visit. Within the framework of the trip, Pres
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Kyrgyz President to visit Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov continues working trips to the regions of the country. Today the President flew to Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts with a two-day working visit. Within the framework of the trip, President Jeenbekov plans to visit social, industrial and agricultural facilities, meet with local residents. Since assuming his office President Jeenbekov has visited Naryn, Batken, Issyk-Kul, Talas and Chui oblasts of the country.

USA will provide overview of GSP to Kyrgyz entrepreneurs

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. On Aug. 17, Assistant United States Trade Representative (USTR) for Trade Policy and Economics Edward Gresser and Deputy Assistant USTR for South and Central Asian Affairs Zeba Reyazuddin will provide an overview of the Gene
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USA will provide overview of GSP to Kyrgyz entrepreneurs

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. On Aug. 17, Assistant United States Trade Representative (USTR) for Trade Policy and Economics Edward Gresser and Deputy Assistant USTR for South and Central Asian Affairs Zeba Reyazuddin will provide an overview of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) to Kyrgyz entrepreneurs and government officials. The GSP program provides preferential duty‐free treatment for over 3,500 products from a wide range of designated countries, including the Kyrgyz Republic, in order to promote economic growth in certain trading partners of the United States. Mr. Gresser’s Office of Trade Policy and Economics is responsible for worldwide implementation of the GSP program, which is the largest and oldest U.S. trade preference program. The USTR roundtable on GSP – a collaborative effort between the Investment Promotion and Protection Agency, the Ministry of Economy, and the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek – will occur on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Ministry of Economy.

Reform and opening up ushers China into bright future: People’s Daily

“Reform and opening up was a game-changing move in making China what it is today; it now remains a game-changing move for China to achieve its two centenary goals and realize the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation,” said an article titled “Reform and Op
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Reform and opening up ushers China into bright future: People’s Daily

“Reform and opening up was a game-changing move in making China what it is today; it now remains a game-changing move for China to achieve its two centenary goals and realize the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation,” said an article titled “Reform and Opening up ushers China into bright future” under the byline of “Xuanyan” published on People’s Daily on Monday. “A game-changing move”, a vivid term of deep Chinese cultural tradition, was quoted from Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee. The description, which portrays the Chinese Communists’ and the Chinese people’s understanding and perception of reform and opening up, declares China’s strong faith and determination to steadfastly push ahead with reform and opening up, said the article. China has made a giant leap forward over the last 40 years, the article pointed out, elaborating that reform and opening up has incorporated China into the world and made the latter discover a new China. Even the most stubborn followers of the “Western-centered theory” have to admit that China has integrated into the world unprecedentedly and the world sees China as an increasingly indispensable part, the paper pointed out. With a clear direction, the ship of China has voyaged out of the shallow waters by overcoming various difficulties, and now has sailed into a new and broader space in full swing, the commentary added. When analyzing on why the reform and opening up can bring earthshaking changes to China, the paper pointed out that the most important secret is such endeavor proceeds according to the logic of the history and develop in line with the evolvement of the times. The characteristics of the times are peace and cooperation, opening up and integration, as well as reform and innovation, it explained. Reform and opening up is the right path China must always adhere to in order to become stronger and enrich its people, and a commitment to this development path will usher it into a better future, the article concluded. “Xuanyan”, which in Chinese means “declaration,” is a byline invented for the marshalling of important viewpoints.

Mini-shop for processing fruits and vegetables opened in south of Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. Opening of a mini-shop for processing fruits, berries and vegetables is held in Korgon village of leilek region in the south of Kyrgyzstan. Leilek region grows more than 1500 tons of apricots annually, and the harvest is ex
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Mini-shop for processing fruits and vegetables opened in south of Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Aug. 15, 2018. / Kabar /. Opening of a mini-shop for processing fruits, berries and vegetables is held in Korgon village of leilek region in the south of Kyrgyzstan. Leilek region grows more than 1500 tons of apricots annually, and the harvest is exported mainly as raw materials. However, by organizing the processing of apricot and other fruits, farmers could export finished products - dried apricots, jams, dried fruits - at higher prices. Usually the shop processes up to 300 kg of fruit every day, during the season the shop processes up to 600 kg of fruit. In June-July the season of drying apricots, draining plums, in August - pears, and in September and October - apples. According to local authorities, it is also possible to process in the mini-shop dried melons, berries, medicinal herbs, pastilles and other products from fruit, vegetables and berries growing here. Currently the management of the mini-shop discuss with local authorities the packaging and the sale of products, the possibility of opening sales outlets in markets and checkpoints on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. There are 5 shops for fruit processing in the territory of Leilek region. Local authorities are working to open such mini-shops in each rural government. A significant contribution to the opening of the shop was made by local self-government, which allocated a separate room to the entrepreneur. Also, local authorities helped with obtaining the necessary permits and helped in the sale of products. In addition, the Government of Japan through the UN WFP has acted as a donor for the opening of the mini-shop.

Social media delighted with world hits performed on komuz

Bishkek, Aug. 14, 2018 / Kabar /. Social media users are delighted with a duet of komuz players, who played world hits on national Kyrgyz music instrument. A video clip on the occasion of the collaborative work’s anniversary of Elaman Kanybekov and Cholpo
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Social media delighted with world hits performed on komuz

Bishkek, Aug. 14, 2018 / Kabar /. Social media users are delighted with a duet of komuz players, who played world hits on national Kyrgyz music instrument. A video clip on the occasion of the collaborative work’s anniversary of Elaman Kanybekov and Cholpon Melisbekova is already being broadcasted on music channels and becoming increasingly popular in social media. “Dear friends, we present to you our new cover, which captures the hearts of many our compatriots and friends abroad. We would like to express our deep appreciation to all those who contributed. Exactly a year ago, on Aug. 13, 2017 we started our work. Happy birthday, duet!,” producer of the duet, Joodar Aitkuliev, wrote on his Facebook page. In the video clip thematic scenes associated with each of the hits are recreated. While listening to the authentic sounds of well-known melodies, the following pieces can be recognized: - Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen - Mission Impossible, 1996; - Michael Jackson - Billie Jean, 1983; - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk, 2014; - Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – Despacito, 2017; - Brazilian melody Lambada.

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