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Jeenbekov meets with head of State Chancellery of Bavaria Florian Hermann

Bishkek, Apr. 15, 2019. / Kabar /. Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov met today in Munich, Germany, with head of the State Chancellery of Bavaria, State Minister of Bavaria for Federal and European Issues and Media Issues Florian Hermann. Hermann warmly we

Abylgaziev asks Lee Nak-yon to protect strong friendship bridge in Korea

Bishkek, July 18, 2019. /Kabar/. Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev asked South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon to protect strong friendship bridge in Korea. Abylgaziev noted that the Republic of Korea is a great friend of Kyrgyzstan. “We h
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Abylgaziev asks Lee Nak-yon to protect strong friendship bridge in Korea

Bishkek, July 18, 2019. /Kabar/. Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev asked South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon to protect strong friendship bridge in Korea. Abylgaziev noted that the Republic of Korea is a great friend of Kyrgyzstan. “We have a long history in common. Today we have more than 17 thousand ethnic Koreans - citizens of Kyrgyzstan. Among them are many successful entrepreneurs, scientists, athletes and public figures, of whom Kyrgyzstan is proud. As you noted yesterday, local young people are very actively interested in the culture of the Korean people, studying the Korean language, more than ever before pop music and Korean serials are very popular in our country,” Abylgaziev said. He noted that there are more than six Kyrgyz citizens in Korea, including 400 students who study in advanced universities of Korea. “I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to protect our strong bridge of friendship in Korea,” the Kyrgyz prime minister said.

Sheikh Mohamed’s visit to China: Another milestone in UAE-China comprehensive strategic partnership

ABU DHABI, 18th July, 2019 -- The UAE-China bilateral relations have progressed steadily since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1984. The strong economic, political, cultural, and people-to-people relations were elevated to a comprehensive strategic p
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Sheikh Mohamed’s visit to China: Another milestone in UAE-China comprehensive strategic partnership

ABU DHABI, 18th July, 2019 -- The UAE-China bilateral relations have progressed steadily since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1984. The strong economic, political, cultural, and people-to-people relations were elevated to a comprehensive strategic partnership during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three-day state visit to the UAE in July 2018. Now with the official announcement of the state visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to China next week, another milestone in the relations between the two country will be witnessed. Although relations flourished in almost all sectors, an impressive growth in bilateral trade during the past 35 years was remarkable. Now, China is the UAE’s second largest trading partners, with almost US$60 billion bilateral trade in 2017, which is expected to reach up to US$70 billion by 2020. The UAE provides Chinese businesses a platform to access vast emerging markets surrounding it with a total population of over 2 billion. Over 4,000 Chinese companies are operating in the UAE. The UAE accounted for 30 percent of Chinese exports to Arab countries, and 22 percent of the Sino-Arab trade in 2017. Among Arab countries, the UAE, with a total investment of over US$2.1 billion, has the largest number of investment projects in China as of 2017. The total value of the Foreign Direct Investments, FDIs, from China in the UAE reached US$9.1 billion (AED33.42 billion) in 2017, according to the Chinese Business Council in the UAE. Since Emiratis and Chinese travellers started getting visa on arrival at each other’s countries, tourism and people-to-people ties have developed further. The UAE is the first Middle East country whose nationals with ordinary passports enjoy visa-free entry to China. In 2017, the number of Chinese tourist visiting the UAE exceeded one million for the first time and about 3.5 million Chinese tourists transited through the UAE. The UAE hosts an estimated 200,000 Chinese nationals who constitute the largest Chinese diaspora in the Middle East. Most of them are living in Dubai and there is a small community of around 2,000 in Abu Dhabi. The growing relations have reflected in cultural and educational domains as well. An initiative to teach Chinese language in 100 UAE schools is underway. The first batch of 20 Chinese teachers have already started teaching in 11 schools across the UAE. Since the 2015 state visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Force, the high-level bilateral interactions have become more frequent. The state visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to China in April 2019 witnessed announcements of two mega projects worth a total of US$3.4 billion investments. The first one was a megaproject to build a 'traders market' that would be built along Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road opposite to Expo Dubai, over an initial area of 20 million square feet, which could go up to 60 million square feet. The Chinese company Yiwu will invest US$2.4 billion in the project that includes large logistics warehouses and wholesale retail outlets, which will strengthen Jebel Ali Free Zone’s role in supporting regional and global trade movement. The second agreement was signed with the China-Arab investment Fund, which would invest US$1 billion to implement a 'vegetable basket' project in Dubai comprising huge complexes and cold storage warehouses for importing, processing, packaging, storage and re-export of agricultural, livestock and fish products. The two agreements were signed during Sheikh Mohammed’s visit to China, leading the UAE’s delegation to the ‘Second Belt and Road Conference for International Cooperation’ held in Beijing. The Conference was attended by 40 world leaders and over 150 delegates. The previous high-level visit - Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UAE in July 2018 - was a historic occasion for many reasons. After the high-level talks, the two sides issued a joint declaration on establishing a comprehensive strategic partnership. Leaders from both sides witnessed the signing of the cooperative document on the China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’. President Xi was conferred with the Order of Zayed, the UAE's highest civil decoration. Both sides also signed 13 strategic deals, including agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, MoUs. The deals were on construction of embassies and cultural centres, energy cooperation, e-commerce, agriculture, cooperation on the ‘Silk Road’ Initiative and the 21st Century ‘Maritime Silk Road Initiative’, cooperation between state-owned oil companies, mutual cooperation in the customs issues, creating a platform for financial services and innovation on industrial capacity cooperation within the framework of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiatives, and partnership and investment in ‘Noor Abu Dhabi’, the world's largest single solar energy project.

Kyrgyz, Korean PMs take part in KOICA project presentation

Bishkek, July 18, 2019. /Kabar/. The presentation of the My village project of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) took place in Bishkek. The event was attended by Prime Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev and South Korea Lee Nak
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Kyrgyz, Korean PMs take part in KOICA project presentation

Bishkek, July 18, 2019. /Kabar/. The presentation of the My village project of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) took place in Bishkek. The event was attended by Prime Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev and South Korea Lee Nak-yon, members of the Korean delegation, entrepreneurs and agricultural producers. The Kyrgyz prime minister in his speech noted that Korea was able to successfully implement the model of agricultural development, regional development, digitalization and green economy. “Today, South Korea is one of the leading countries with developed economies, and this is a great achievement of the My Village project. This project has become a great support in the development of the whole South Korea. And today we are present at the launch of this project in Kyrgyzstan. We believe that this project will be a big boost to the development of our villages,” Abylgaziev said. His Korean counterpart Lee Nak-yon said today South Korea's economy is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Villages are the driving force behind the country's economic movement. Lee Nak-yeon is confident that this project will also raise the level of Kyrgyzstan's villages, and that agriculture becomes one of the most advanced and developed areas. The My Village is a pilot project. It will last three years. The project will cover 30 villages of Chui, Batken and Osh Oblasts.

Turkmenistan aims to strengthen multi-vector co-op with EU - president

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has congratulated Ursula von der Leyen on her election as President of European Commission, Trend reports with reference to a published letter. “We in Turkmenistan highly value relations with the EU and aim at fu
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Turkmenistan aims to strengthen multi-vector co-op with EU - president

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has congratulated Ursula von der Leyen on her election as President of European Commission, Trend reports with reference to a published letter. “We in Turkmenistan highly value relations with the EU and aim at further developing and strengthening our multi-vector and effective cooperation,” reads the letter. The EU office will open in Turkmenistan in the near future. Brussels is committed to implementing a project designed to bring Turkmen hydrocarbon energy resources to European markets. The negotiations have been underway since 2011. The project of laying a 300-kilometer gas pipeline along the bottom of the Caspian Sea to the shores of Azerbaijan is the optimal choice for the delivery of Turkmen gas to Turkey and the European market.

International donors will help in organizing service station in Bishkek colony

Bishkek, July 18, 2019 / Kabar /. A meeting between representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with chief of the headquarters of the State Service for Punishments Execution A. Koombaev, the leadership of the Kelechek state enterpr
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International donors will help in organizing service station in Bishkek colony

Bishkek, July 18, 2019 / Kabar /. A meeting between representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with chief of the headquarters of the State Service for Punishments Execution A. Koombaev, the leadership of the Kelechek state enterprise under the State Service for Punishments Execution and the heads of the settlement colonies. According to the press service of the SSPE, the heads of institutions submitted a number of business projects developed by them to international donors. For example, the head of colony No. 42 presented a project to acquire a truck for transportation of building materials, and the head of colony No. 26 asked them to purchase 20 heads of cattle. As a result, donors approved projects for the installation of an industrial dryer for fruits and vegetables in facility No. 43 in Batken region, as well as the organization of a car service station based on colony No. 32 in Bishkek. “After the agreements reached, the parties will begin measures to implement the approved projects,” the report said.

Kazakhstan begins to export electricity to Uzbekistan

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – For the first time in many years, Kazakhstan has begun to export its electricity to Uzbekistan, the Kazakh Energy Ministry said. “According to an agreement concluded between the authorised organisations of the two countries, mor
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Kazakhstan begins to export electricity to Uzbekistan

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – For the first time in many years, Kazakhstan has begun to export its electricity to Uzbekistan, the Kazakh Energy Ministry said. “According to an agreement concluded between the authorised organisations of the two countries, more than 1 billion kilowatts of electricity will be exported from Kazakhstan to the Uzbek energy system in 2019,” the ministry said. Export deliveries of electricity have already begun and about 145 million kilowatt hours have been sold to Uzbekistan. Export deliveries of Kazakh electricity became possible as a result of modernisation, reconstruction and expansion of Kazakhstan’s power plants. According to experts, these steps will contribute to the energy integration of these two republics of Central Asian region. Source: https://www.neweurope.eu/article/kazakhstan-begins-to-export-electricity-to-uzbekistan/

Kazakhstan: Latin switchover to be delayed?

Kazakhstan’s much-vaunted switchover to the Latin alphabet may be in trouble, if a report in Russian daily Izvestia is to be believed. The newspaper on July 16 quoted unnamed sources at the Kazakh Foreign Ministry as saying that the deadline for ditching
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Kazakhstan: Latin switchover to be delayed?

Kazakhstan’s much-vaunted switchover to the Latin alphabet may be in trouble, if a report in Russian daily Izvestia is to be believed. The newspaper on July 16 quoted unnamed sources at the Kazakh Foreign Ministry as saying that the deadline for ditching Cyrillic in favor of the newly devised script could be delayed to 2035, from the previous target date of 2025. The cited reason for the postponement is to make the process “more painless.” “An overwhelming section of the population over 65 years of age does not have a sufficiently good command of the Latin alphabet,” the newspaper cited its source as saying. The plan to transition away from Cyrillic – the alphabet used for Russian – to Latin script was adopted in October 2017 by then-President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The vision was to have all official documentation, magazines and books published in Kazakh be published exclusively in Latin script. Nazarbayev argued that his decision was needed to modernize Kazakh society. Other supporters of the move argued that it would nudge Kazakhstan closer to the global intellectual community and help adapt the country to the needs of modern information technology. Some Russian chauvinists, meanwhile, grumbled that this was all part of a plot to steer Kazakhstan away from Moscow’s sphere of cultural influence. The adoption of a new alphabet was not without hiccups, however. Initially, lawmakers were asked to consider the merits of a 25-character alphabet, which would have represented a colossal shift away from the 42-letter Cyrillic alphabet now in use. Seemingly ignoring most of the public discussion around that option, Nazarbayev then suddenly signed off on a 32-letter version that almost nobody had seen before and then ordered officials to start ensuring that alphabet was put into place by 2025. This second iteration was roundly mocked for its preponderant use of apostrophes, so Nazarbayev had a rethink some months later and approved yet another version, also comprised of 32 letters, but with some significant differences. Since that time, the new-looking Kazakh writing has begun to appear on street signs and outside government buildings. In November, a government-funded newspaper called Til Qazyna, written entirely in Latin script, began appearing in newstands. Most other media – including that run by the government – have remained loyal to Cyrillic, however. In truth, even the ultimately agreed version of the alphabet has continued to come in for flak, prompting some language experts to wonder if more change could be in the works. «The Latin alphabet as adopted in its current form is inefficient and does not meet the original criteria of being simple, convenient and consisting of the basic QWERTY symbols available on any computer,» Kanat Tasibekov, the author of a Kazakh language manual, told Eurasianet.

Sooronbay Jeenbekov congratulates Angela Merkel on her birthday

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. /Kabar/. President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov yesterday, July 17 congratulated Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on her birthday. The press service of the Kyrgyz President reported that in congratulatory letter Sooro
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Sooronbay Jeenbekov congratulates Angela Merkel on her birthday

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. /Kabar/. President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov yesterday, July 17 congratulated Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on her birthday. The press service of the Kyrgyz President reported that in congratulatory letter Sooronbay Jeenbekov stressed Angela Merkel’s great contribution to the development and strengthening of Kyrgyz-German cooperation. Your personal contribution as an experienced world leader to ensuring peace and prosperity not only on the European continent, but throughout the world is invaluable. The Kyrgyz people until today warmly note your successful visit to Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyz President said that he recalls with great warmth meeting with the German leader during his recent visit to Germany. “I hope that relations between our countries will continue to develop in a constructive and friendly manner. All the conditions and mechanisms of bilateral cooperation have been created for this purpose,” Sooronbay Jeenbekov stressed. President Jeenbekov wished Angela Merkel good health, prosperity and further success in her high public office.

Youth in southern region of Kyrgyzstan to be able to be employed in Japan

Osh, July 18, 2019 / Kabar /. Vice Mayor of Osh, Nurbek Kadyrov met on Wednesday with a delegation of the Japanese construction company Sheunanizawa, headed by chief director, Mr. Izawa. During the meeting, the sides discussed the possibilities of bilateral
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Youth in southern region of Kyrgyzstan to be able to be employed in Japan

Osh, July 18, 2019 / Kabar /. Vice Mayor of Osh, Nurbek Kadyrov met on Wednesday with a delegation of the Japanese construction company Sheunanizawa, headed by chief director, Mr. Izawa. During the meeting, the sides discussed the possibilities of bilateral cooperation in the field of education and employment of citizens in Japan. The Japanese side said that Kyrgyzstanis, most of whom can be residents of the south, have the opportunity to find a job in Japan in four main areas: social sphere, construction, hotel business and IT technology. “We want to employ Kyrgyzstanis in Japan. However, for this they need to know Japanese at least at the elementary level. To this end, the Center for Japanese Education was opened on the basis of the Osh State Pedagogical Institute. In addition, the institute has a social college, students of which also can be employed in Japan after completing their studies and learning the language. There is an initiative to create about 3,400 jobs for Kyrgyz in Japan during three years. Most of them can be the inhabitants of the south. In addition, students also have the opportunity to undergo internships and training in Japanese institutions and enterprises,” the Japanese said. Also, Mr. Izawa added that many of those students who studied in Japan are currently working in Kyrgyzstan in various fields, including construction, in the road sector. The sides also discussed a proposal to hold days of Japanese culture in Osh. In particular, there was an initiative to invite Japanese pop singers to the celebration of Independence Day of the Republic in the city of Osh. Vice Mayor Kadyrov emphasized that in Osh there are many lovers of the Japanese language and the development of bilateral relations will contribute to deepening the study of the culture of the Japanese people by the residents of the city.

Kyrgyz PM: South Korean prime minister's visit to Kyrgyzstan brings Kyrgyz-Korean relations to new level

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. /Kabar/. South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon's first official visit to Kyrgyzstan brings the Kyrgyz-Korean relations to a new level, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev said at the Kyrgyzstan-South Korea Busines
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Kyrgyz PM: South Korean prime minister's visit to Kyrgyzstan brings Kyrgyz-Korean relations to new level

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. /Kabar/. South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon's first official visit to Kyrgyzstan brings the Kyrgyz-Korean relations to a new level, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev said at the Kyrgyzstan-South Korea Business Forum. The Forum is organized within the framework of the Korean prime minister’s first visit to Kyrgyzstan. Prime Minister Abylgaziev noted that today's historic event is intended to strengthen bilateral relations between the countries. “I am confident that your official visit will open a wide path to cooperation. Today, Korea is one of the leading countries in the world in economic terms. Kyrgyzstan considers Korea one of its close partners in Asia,” the prime minister said. He said that, in 2018, the volume of trade turnover between the two countries amounted to USD 30 million, but both countries do not use the existing economic potential in full. “We have every opportunity to enhance Kyrgyz-Korean trade and economic relations. To date, more than 1,000 enterprises with Korean capital operate in Kyrgyzstan. These are companies that work in the spheres of education, health care, social services, agriculture, mining, processing, construction and trade,” Abylgaziev said. The Kyrgyz prime minister noted that the participation of the Korean prime minister in this Business Forum brings together the Kyrgyz-Korean relations and increases mutual trust by one more step. Korea's business is at the forefront of the world, which uses the latest modern technologies. For this reason, the Kyrgyz side calls on Korean companies to consider Kyrgyzstan as one of the priority countries for investment. Kyrgyzstan has everything for this purpose. For example, Kyrgyzstan has the status of GSP+ within the European Union, which allows for the unimpeded sending to Europe of more than 60 items of products. Kyrgyzstan has also created the best conditions for doing business and built a liberal tax regime. “As the prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, I will take personal control of creating all the conditions for Korean entrepreneurs to do business,” he said. Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Lee Nak-eon has arrived in Kyrgyzstan for an official visit. The Korean prime minister will meet with President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov. Following the official visit, a number of bilateral documents are planned to be signed.

Kyrgyz PM hopes that Kyrgyz-Korean relations will develop dynamically

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. / Kabar /. “I believe that the outcome of the Kyrgyz-Korean business forum will be mutually beneficial long-term agreements in the future,” Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev said at the Kyrgyzstan-South Korea busines
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Kyrgyz PM hopes that Kyrgyz-Korean relations will develop dynamically

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. / Kabar /. “I believe that the outcome of the Kyrgyz-Korean business forum will be mutually beneficial long-term agreements in the future,” Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev said at the Kyrgyzstan-South Korea business forum, which was organized during the first official visit of the South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon to Bishkek. The Kyrgyz PM noted, this forum is a significant event in strengthening the trade and economic relations between the two countries. “The President of the Kyrgyz Republic declared this year the Year of Regional Development and Digitalization, in this regard, we are interested in adopting from Korea a successful model of agricultural development, regional development, digitalization, green economy and public health,” he said. Abylgaziev expressed confidence that My Village project, which is launched in Kyrgyzstan will be a great impetus to the development of Kyrgyz villages. “I believe that within the framework of this forum productive negotiations between the business of the two countries will take place today. I also believe that as a result of these negotiations in the future we will reach mutually beneficial agreements,” he said. The prime minister noted that the participation of the heads of government of the two countries in this forum shows the commitment of the two governments to strengthening trade and economic ties between them. In conclusion, Abylgaziev expressed the hope that Kyrgyz-Korean relations in the future will develop dynamically and progress.

Two documents signed at Kyrgyz-Korean Business Forum

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. /Kabar/. Two documents were signed at the Kyrgyz-Korean Business Forum, held in Bishkek, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic Amangeldy Davletaliyev said. “Today's Business Forum and the fir
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Two documents signed at Kyrgyz-Korean Business Forum

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. /Kabar/. Two documents were signed at the Kyrgyz-Korean Business Forum, held in Bishkek, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic Amangeldy Davletaliyev said. “Today's Business Forum and the first official visit of Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon to Kyrgyzstan and an impressive delegation of more than 120 company representatives are inspiring. We look forward to the practical results of the visit. Only today two documents were signed: construction of the enterprise for production of fiber optic cables, which is a good basis for the development of Internet communication and computer technologies in Kyrgyzstan and the development of resort services (SPA tourism), which will contribute to the development of tourism in Kyrgyzstan,” he said. He said after the speech of the Prime Minister of Korea the advent of Korean technologies to the agricultural sphere in Kyrgyzstan is expected. “They appreciated the organic purity of our products. Kyrgyz honey is widely distributed in Korea and now they are interested in supplying other foodstuffs from Kyrgyzstan. We are well placed to increase the volume of supplies to Korea,” Davletaliyev said. According to his data, the majority of Korea's supplies to Kyrgyzstan are cosmetic products. Technology is expected to be delivered in the near future. Kyrgyzstan, in turn, supplies agricultural products, which it intends to increase. The Kyrgyzstan-South Korea Business Forum was organized as part of the Korean prime minister’s official visit to Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan is important partner in realization of dream of building promising future-Korean PM

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. /Kabar/. Kyrgyzstan is an important partner in the realization of dream of building a promising future, Prime Minister of South Korea Lee Nak-yeon said during the Kyrgyzstan-South Korea Business Forum, organized in the framework of hi
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Kyrgyzstan is important partner in realization of dream of building promising future-Korean PM

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. /Kabar/. Kyrgyzstan is an important partner in the realization of dream of building a promising future, Prime Minister of South Korea Lee Nak-yeon said during the Kyrgyzstan-South Korea Business Forum, organized in the framework of his first official visit to Bishkek. He said today entrepreneurs from Kyrgyzstan and Korea gathered at this Business Forum to discuss the possibility of implementing joint projects. “I look forward to productive and substantial talks between the business communities of the two countries. I fully support the offers made by Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev. For Korea, Kyrgyzstan is an important partner in the realization of dream of building a promising future,” Lee Nak-yeon said. He noted that being the first country to join the World Trade Organization among the Central Asian countries, as well as its membership in the Eurasian Economic Union makes Kyrgyzstan a promising partner for cooperation in the economic and investment spheres. Lee Nak-yeon noted that today’s Business Forum brings Kyrgyz-Korean relations to a new level. He also said Koreans have very often begun to come to Kyrgyzstan to rest. Kyrgyzstan is widely known among Koreans for its Issyk-Kul Lake and the Ala-Archa Nature Park.

German ambassador completing diplomatic mission in Turkmenistan

The Turkmen Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting with German Ambassador Margaret Maria Jubber, who is completing her diplomatic mission in Turkmenistan, Trend reports with reference to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry. “For Turkmenistan, Germany is a strategicall
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German ambassador completing diplomatic mission in Turkmenistan

The Turkmen Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting with German Ambassador Margaret Maria Jubber, who is completing her diplomatic mission in Turkmenistan, Trend reports with reference to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry. “For Turkmenistan, Germany is a strategically important partner,” the report said. “Also, the countries successfully cooperate within the EU.” The parties discussed the possibilities of expanding trade and economic, investment cooperation between the two countries and the activities of the joint working group on economic cooperation. The German companies make a significant contribution to the implementation of long-term projects in Turkmenistan. Among them are such companies as Siemens, Daimler, Claas, Rohde & Schwarz, Dresser-Rand, MAN, Bosch and others.

Kyrgyzstan - South Korea business forum held in Bishkek

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. / Kabar /. Bishkek hosts the Kyrgyzstan-South Korea business forum. The event was organized in the framework of the first official visit of Prime Minister of South Korea Lee Nak Yong to Kyrgyzstan. The main purpose of the business for
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Kyrgyzstan - South Korea business forum held in Bishkek

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. / Kabar /. Bishkek hosts the Kyrgyzstan-South Korea business forum. The event was organized in the framework of the first official visit of Prime Minister of South Korea Lee Nak Yong to Kyrgyzstan. The main purpose of the business forum is to build mutually beneficial relations between the business circles of Kyrgyzstan and South Korea. The volume of trade between the countries in 2018 amounted to more than USD 20 million. And now the states intend to expand investment ties and increase the amount of export - import of goods up to USD 100 million. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic carried out extensive work to attract entrepreneurs from all over Kyrgyzstan to the Forum. Together with the prime pinister of South Korea, representatives of more than 50 companies arrived in the Kyrgyz Republic. The business forum is held with the participation of Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev and Prime Minister of South Korea Lee Nak. The business forum is organized by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic and South Korea.

Kyrgyz scientists to help farmers improve yields

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. /Kabar/. Governor of Chui Oblast Altynbek Namazaliyev visited Kyrgyz National Agrarian University named after Skryabin. As part of the implementation of instructions of Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, a thorough discussion w
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Kyrgyz scientists to help farmers improve yields

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. /Kabar/. Governor of Chui Oblast Altynbek Namazaliyev visited Kyrgyz National Agrarian University named after Skryabin. As part of the implementation of instructions of Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, a thorough discussion was held, and a decision to fully support the initiative on the Program of support for scientific research institutions, working in the agricultural sector was taken. The event was also held within the framework of the presidential decree on the declaring of 2019 the Year of regional development and digitalization of the country. The governor of Chui Oblast noted that only comprehensive work and close interaction of farmers and scientists can lead to the development of agriculture. An agreement was reached, according to which scientists will carefully study the current state of arable land and farmers' plots. “The overwhelming majority of farmers do not know how to use land resources correctly, disrupt crop rotation, and even resort to uncontrolled use of fertilizers, which ruin the soil,” Governor Altynbek Namazaliyev said. The meeting was attended by heads of regions of Chui Oblast, deans of all faculties of agrarian university and directors of research institutes. After conversation with scientists, the program on creation of conditions for peasants is created and the road map on realization of close interaction of farmers and scientists and livestock breeders is developed. Besides, the agreement on development of forestry and work in the field of creation of nurseries with tree seedlings is reached. The Leadership of Chui Oblast also intends to develop a long-term strategic plan for agricultural development with the scientists’ support. Yesterday, July 16 Prime Minister Mukhammadkalyi Ablygaziev visited Chui Oblast and familiarized with the activities of the research institute of livestock and pastures. The prime minister gave instructions to develop a Program of support for relevant research institutes.

First woman elected to lead European Commission

BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - MEPs narrowly backed Ursula von der Leyen as the next President of the European Commission on Tuesday, making her the first woman to hold Europe’s top job, Euronews reports. Out of the 733 available votes, she needed 374 to win Tuesda
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First woman elected to lead European Commission

BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - MEPs narrowly backed Ursula von der Leyen as the next President of the European Commission on Tuesday, making her the first woman to hold Europe’s top job, Euronews reports. Out of the 733 available votes, she needed 374 to win Tuesday's confirmation, and in the end won 383 against 327 with 22 abstentions — well short of the 420 achieved by her predecessor. «The confidence you placed in me is confidence you placed in Europe,» she said after the result was announced. «The task ahead humbles me,» she said. «My work starts now. Let us work together constructively.» Earlier, in a bid to win MEPs' support, she set out her priorities for the next five years, should she be confirmed in the job. Source: https://www.inform.kz/en/first-woman-elected-to-lead-european-commission_a3548372

Bishkek surgeons perform most complicated liver surgery

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. /Kabar/. A 14-hour complex liver surgery was performed in Bishkek for the first time. Deputy Chief Doctor of the Clinical Hospital of the Department of the Presidential and Government Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Aleksandra Oleksyu
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Bishkek surgeons perform most complicated liver surgery

Bishkek, July 17, 2019. /Kabar/. A 14-hour complex liver surgery was performed in Bishkek for the first time. Deputy Chief Doctor of the Clinical Hospital of the Department of the Presidential and Government Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Aleksandra Oleksyuk told the Kabar News Agency that the operation to a 38-year-old patient, diagnosed with Alveolar hydatid disease was performed in two stages. She noted, the surgeons decided to do an autotransplantation, that is to remove the vessels, affected by the tumor and insert instead the prostheses of the vessels. “The surgery lasted 14 hours. It was performed by an entire team of doctors. The doctors took out the liver, cleaned it, inserted prostheses of the vessels and brought it back. The liver was on the operating table for 3 hours. Postoperative rehabilitation of the patient passed well and the tests were clean. He was discharged from the hospital yesterday, July 16,” the doctor said. She said that such an operation in Kyrgyzstan had been performed for the first time. “Doctors from China were scheduled to arrive for the operation, but unfortunately, they were unable to arrive. The doctors were preparing for the operation for three months and decided to conduct the operation on their own,” Oleksyuk added.

Central Asian countries to further strengthen tobacco control

Bishkek, July 16, 2019 / Kabar/. Scaling up political commitment is key to strengthening tobacco control and implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in central Asian countries. Experts from these countries made this scale-up pa
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Central Asian countries to further strengthen tobacco control

Bishkek, July 16, 2019 / Kabar/. Scaling up political commitment is key to strengthening tobacco control and implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in central Asian countries. Experts from these countries made this scale-up part of their tobacco control plans at the recent Tobacco Control Leadership Programme in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan. Representatives of ministries of health along with partners from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in the Programme on 11–13 June 2019. It aimed to enable participants to further strengthen tobacco control in central Asian countries in line with the WHO FCTC. Participants described the major challenges they face in strengthening tobacco control and identified the key factors that influence the legislative decision-making process. WHO experts presented case studies from Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and the United Kingdom on the legislative process for advancing tobacco control and enforcement mechanisms. They also shared experiences of arranging mass campaigns to pass tobacco control laws. Participants examined the economic and health-care benefits of tobacco control, and the economics of tobacco production, use and marketing and the associated costs in the WHO European Region. They also discussed the role of networking and coalition building in influencing the legislative process. Another topic of discussion was trade and tobacco control in the context of plain packaging, and how successful pictorial health warnings and plain packaging are in the Region. Participants stressed that regional surveillance and the use of data are crucial for better policy-making. At the end of the Programme, participants shared their draft leadership action plans for applying strategic tobacco control measures, and agreed on next steps towards full implementation of the WHO FCTC. These include scaling up political commitment for tobacco control in general and for full WHO FCTC implementation in the central Asian countries. Dr Nazira Artykova, WHO Representative in Kyrgyzstan, remarked: “The Leadership Programme provides all participants with a good opportunity to consolidate the power to further strengthen the implementation of tobacco control law.”

New cargo air route links Xinjiang, Uzbekistan

URUMQI, July 16 (Xinhua) -- A new cargo air route was launched Monday linking Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Tashkent in Uzbekistan. The cargo flight, loaded with clothes and electronic devices made in the souther
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New cargo air route links Xinjiang, Uzbekistan

URUMQI, July 16 (Xinhua) -- A new cargo air route was launched Monday linking Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Tashkent in Uzbekistan. The cargo flight, loaded with clothes and electronic devices made in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou and the city of Yiwu in east China, left Urumqi for Tashkent at 4:00 p.m. Monday. The returning flight will be filled with agricultural products from Tashkent, according to Ren Fei, general manager of a local aviation service company. The flight will be operated five to seven times per week, with the frequency adjusted as needed, according to the company. It used to take about 12 days to transport goods from China to Central Asian countries by train or truck. With the launch of the new air route, the time will be shortened to three hours, Ren said. Xinjiang has opened four international cargo air routes so far, including Urumqi to Belgium's Liege, Kyrgyzstan's Bishkek, and Almaty in Kazakhstan. In the first half of this year, around 73,500 tonnes of cargo and mail were transported through the Diwopu International Airport in Urumqi, up 11.98 percent year on year.

Kyrgyz General Staff head receives Xinjiang Military District of China commissioner

Bishkek, July 16, 2019. /Kabar/. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic, Major General Rayimberdi Duishenbiev received Xinjiang Military District Commissioner, Lieutenant General Li Wei, the press service of the Kyrgyz General S
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Kyrgyz General Staff head receives Xinjiang Military District of China commissioner

Bishkek, July 16, 2019. /Kabar/. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic, Major General Rayimberdi Duishenbiev received Xinjiang Military District Commissioner, Lieutenant General Li Wei, the press service of the Kyrgyz General Staff said. On the same day, First Deputy Chief of the Kyrgyz General Staff, Colonel Nurlan Kiresheyev, and Chairman of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic, Colonel Ularbek Sharsheyev had bilateral meetings with the delegation of the Xinjiang Military District. In the course of the meetings, the sides stressed the positive dynamics of bilateral cooperation in the military sphere, as well as the need for further development of cooperation between defense ministries. The Kyrgyz and Chinese sides noted the progress achieved in the field of mutual visits, training of military personnel, military and technical cooperation and joint military and operational training activities.

Kyrgyz Government, Swiss Federal Council sign MoU

Bishkek, July 16, 2019. ./Kabar/. Within the framework of the visit of President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov to Switzerland, Minister of Economy of Kyrgyzstan Sanjar Mukanbetov signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of th
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Kyrgyz Government, Swiss Federal Council sign MoU

Bishkek, July 16, 2019. ./Kabar/. Within the framework of the visit of President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov to Switzerland, Minister of Economy of Kyrgyzstan Sanjar Mukanbetov signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Federal Council of Switzerland on the Economic Development Project “Enhancing market access for small and medium-sized enterprises by strengthening their capacity to comply with standards in fruit value chains”. The press service of the Government reported that, the objective of the project is to increase national competitiveness through the development of fruit value chains in line with quality requirements and standards in order to strengthen the national quality infrastructure. The project will focus on achieving three results, thereby responding to the main challenges in the area of standards faced by the country. First outcome: Strengthening of technical competence and sustainability of the National quality infrastructure system in fruit value chains development. Second outcome: Strengthening the capacity of subjects of small and medium-sized business to comply with international standards and technical regulations covering the fruit value chains. Third outcome: Raising awareness of quality issues along the fruit value chains. The Swiss Federal Council is committed to provide the Project with a maximum amount of USD 968 thousand 180 as a non-refundable contribution for the period 2019-2022.

Uzbekistan resumes flights over Pakistan

Uzbekistan Airways has resumed flights through air space of Pakistan, Trend reports with reference to Uzbek media. Thus, the Delhi – Tashkent flight has once again been carried out via air space of Pakistan. “The lifting of the restrictions will allow t
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Uzbekistan resumes flights over Pakistan

Uzbekistan Airways has resumed flights through air space of Pakistan, Trend reports with reference to Uzbek media. Thus, the Delhi – Tashkent flight has once again been carried out via air space of Pakistan. “The lifting of the restrictions will allow to return ‘initial economic calculations, which were planned for when creating this flight route,” the report said. On February 27, 2019 Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has announced the shut down of the air space of the country for commercial flights following the claim of Pakistan army, that they have hit two Indian military aircrafts, which have violated the air space over disputed region Kashmir. The restriction on the flights over Pakistan have been extended a number of times since then. Thus, UzAirways had to readjust regular flights to Amritsar, Dehli, Mumbai, Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. (1 USD = 383.79 KTZ on July 16)

Kyrgyz ambassador to China meets with Kyrgyz participants of World's Got Talent contest

Bishkek, July 16, 2019. /Kabar/. Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to China Kanayim Baktygulova, as well as representatives of the Embassy and Kyrgyz students studying in China, on July 11 visited Changsha (Hunan Province, China) to support the participants of the fi
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Kyrgyz ambassador to China meets with Kyrgyz participants of World's Got Talent contest

Bishkek, July 16, 2019. /Kabar/. Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to China Kanayim Baktygulova, as well as representatives of the Embassy and Kyrgyz students studying in China, on July 11 visited Changsha (Hunan Province, China) to support the participants of the final stage of the World's Got Talent international talent contest Atai Omurzakov and the Totem Show dance group, who adequately represented Kyrgyzstan at the world-famous competition. In the course of the TV program, the ambassador addressed the audience with a speech, congratulating Omurzakov and the Totem Show group on the reaching the final and wished all the participants success, the press service of the Kyrgyz Embassy in China reported. In the framework of the visit to Changsha, the Kyrgyz ambassador also met with the Head of the Changsha Foreign Affairs Office Zheng Lihong and Deputy Director of the Changsha People's Association of Friendship with Foreign Countries Li Yi. The sides discussed topical issues of bilateral interregional cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and China, including through the establishment of fraternal relations. On the same day, a meeting was held with Zhou Sun, Deputy Executive Director of Hunan Provincial Television, during which special attention was paid to the importance of strengthening Kyrgyz-Chinese relations through intercultural dialogue and exchange, as well as the possibility of establishing contacts between Hunan Provincial Television and the Kyrgyz media. Baktygulova also met with Kyrgyz students studying in Chinese universities. The Totem Show dance group dropped out of the finals of the World’s Got Talent contest, held in China. Video of the performance was downloaded on Youtube channel. Kyrgyz dancer Atai Omurzakov is manager of the group.

Speaker Dzhumabekov: We plan to increase trade turnover between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey to $1 bln

Bishkek, July 16, 2019. /Kabar/. The official visit of the parliamentary delegation led by Parliament Speaker Dastanbek Dzhumabekov to Turkey is continuing with a number of meetings. The press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reported that, Dzhumabekov held bil
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Speaker Dzhumabekov: We plan to increase trade turnover between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey to $1 bln

Bishkek, July 16, 2019. /Kabar/. The official visit of the parliamentary delegation led by Parliament Speaker Dastanbek Dzhumabekov to Turkey is continuing with a number of meetings. The press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reported that, Dzhumabekov held bilateral talks with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Chairman of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mustafa Shentop, where measures to strengthen friendly relations between the countries were discussed. Dzhumabekov and the Kyrgyz Parliament members also met with Mustafa Shentop in an extended format in Istanbul. The sides discussed the possibility of developing inter-parliamentary cooperation. During the visit, the Kyrgyz side raised such issues as the expansion of trade and economic ties and investments, the possibility of exporting agricultural products, including meat, to Turkey. The sides also discussed cultural and humanitarian interaction. “Previously, at high-level meetings representatives of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey set the goal to bring trade turnover between the countries up to $1 billion. In 2018, this figure amounted to USD 394.5 million, which is 10.8% more than in 2017. I believe that the Parliaments of our countries should make every effort and contribute to a faster growth of trade turnover. I also stressed this at the meeting with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” Dzhumabekov said. Head of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mustafa Shentop thanked the Kyrgyz delegation for participation in the event dedicated to the memory of the victims of July 15. “We express our deep gratitude to Kyrgyzstan for its brotherly support. As for your economic, cultural and humanitarian issues, they will be discussed in more detail at the upcoming meeting of the Kyrgyz-Turkish intergovernmental commission. As the head of the Turkish Parliament, I will also pay attention to these issues. I believe that the bilateral relations between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey are developing dynamically and are at a high level. We are particularly pleased with the strengthening of mutually beneficial inter-parliamentary cooperation, including as part of the interaction of parliamentary friendship groups,” Mustafa Shentop said. The official visit of the parliamentary delegation headed by Speaker Dastanbek Dzhumabekov to Turkey will last from 15 to 18 July. The delegation included deputies Almazbek Akmatov, Iskander Gaipkulov, Ziyadin Zhamaldinov, Torobai Zulpukarov, Kanatbek Isaev, Talant Mamytov.

Belarusian-Spanish joint ventures to process vegetables, fruits suggested

MINSK, 15 July (BelTA) – Belarus invites Spain to consider establishing joint ventures in the republic for the sake of processing vegetables and fruits, BelTA learned from Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Spain Pavel Pustovoi. The
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Belarusian-Spanish joint ventures to process vegetables, fruits suggested

MINSK, 15 July (BelTA) – Belarus invites Spain to consider establishing joint ventures in the republic for the sake of processing vegetables and fruits, BelTA learned from Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Spain Pavel Pustovoi. The ambassador is taking part in an annual seminar for heads of diplomatic missions and consular establishments. Belarus and Spain have determined the main areas, in which they are mutually interested in cooperation. Light industry is one of them. “The Spanish are interested in Belarusian flax. We are checking the possibility of organizing the deliveries. Shipments have already been arranged for the Spanish concern Inditex Group (Zara and Bershka brands),” the ambassador said. Public transport is another promising area. “The Spanish are concerned about ecology. First of all, they need environmentally friendly transport for big cities. This is why we are establishing contacts to promote Belkommunmash electric buses. If everything works out well, our representatives will come to specialized expos in the area of Catalonia in autumn in order to demonstrate capabilities of Belarusian vehicles,” Pavel Pustovoi noted. Cooperation in IT services advances. Belarusian companies offer their software development and upgrade services to major Spanish corporations. Such projects may also be possible for municipal services in Spain in the future. The sides are also considering the possibility of establishing joint ventures for processing vegetables and fruits. “We will try to encourage the Spanish to not only supply raw materials but process them together, to set up joint ventures in Belarus. In particular, joint ventures for producing olive oil, making tinned food, preserves based on Spanish fruits and vegetables,” the ambassador explained. Work continues to attract Spanish investments into modernization projects in the Belarusian oil processing industry. Tourism is another promising area of cooperation. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili has visited Belarus this year. The UNWTO is headquartered in Madrid. The possibility of arranging an international event in Belarus in 2020 in the sphere of agroecotourism with the UNWTO's assistance is under consideration as well as sending Belarusian specialists to the UNWTO Secretariat for on-the-job training. Source: https://eng.belta.by/economics/view/belarusian-spanish-joint-ventures-to-process-vegetables-fruits-suggested-122690-2019/

Kyrgyzstan participates in Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit in Russia

Bishkek, July 15, 2019. /Kabar/. Kyrgyzstan participated in the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS-2019), which was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia on July 9-11. The Kyrgyz Republic was represented by Emil Osmonbetov, the Chairman of the S
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Kyrgyzstan participates in Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit in Russia

Bishkek, July 15, 2019. /Kabar/. Kyrgyzstan participated in the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS-2019), which was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia on July 9-11. The Kyrgyz Republic was represented by Emil Osmonbetov, the Chairman of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use, the press service of the Committee reported. Within the GMIS-2019 Osmonbetov took part as a speaker in the Ministerial panel session “Stimulation of diversified development and determination of future prospects of competitiveness of production in Eurasia”. He also took part in the session of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Industrial Policy Council, chaired by EEC Minister Alexander Subbotin and attended by ministers of industry of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. The participants discussed issues on the agenda, and it was also proposed to hold the next meeting of the Council in October this year in Cairo (Egypt). In the framework of the summit, Emil Osmonbetov met with Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Co-Chairman of the GIMS Li Yong. On July 10 Chairman Osmonbetov met with regional director of the Business Eurasia Association (Vancouver, Canada) Tatiana Domilovskaya. They discussed the prospects for cooperation in mining and other industries, and planned joint activities to develop cooperation, including participation in the conference of mountain countries in Vancouver in January 2020. The Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS-2019) is a joint initiative of the United Arab Emirates Department of Energy and Industry and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The first Summit was held in March 2017 in Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE. More than 3,000 delegates from more than 40 countries attended the Summit and discussed how to use the technologies developed during the fourth industrial revolution to strengthen and sustainably develop industry, society, business and national economies.

Speaker Dzhumabekov takes part in event dedicated to memory of victims of July 15 in Turkey

Bishkek, July 15, 2019. /Kabar/. A delegation of the Jogorku Kenesh headed by Speaker Dastanbek Dzhumabekov took part in the event, dedicated to the memory of the victims of July 15 in Ankara, Turkey, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament said. The even
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Speaker Dzhumabekov takes part in event dedicated to memory of victims of July 15 in Turkey

Bishkek, July 15, 2019. /Kabar/. A delegation of the Jogorku Kenesh headed by Speaker Dastanbek Dzhumabekov took part in the event, dedicated to the memory of the victims of July 15 in Ankara, Turkey, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament said. The event was also attended by the heads and deputies of the parliaments of a number of countries. The official visit of the parliamentary delegation led by Dzhumabekov will be continued by bilateral meetings. Today, the Kyrgyz delegation was invited to the memorial events with the participation of President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In addition, Dzhumabekov is expected to meet with Chairman of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mustafa Shentop. The delegation included deputies Almazbek Akmatov, Iskander Gaipkulov, Ziyadin Zhamaldinov, Torobai Zulpukarov, Kanatbek Isaev, Talant Mamytov. On 15 July 2016, a coup d'état was attempted in Turkey against state institutions, including the government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. During the coup, over 300 people were killed and more than 2,100 were injured.

Largest Business Forum in EAEU space to be held in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, July 15, 2019. /Kabar/. Industrialists, entrepreneurs and active youth of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will meet again in one place to discuss economic integration and business cooperation. IV International Forum “Eurasian Week 2019” will
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Largest Business Forum in EAEU space to be held in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, July 15, 2019. /Kabar/. Industrialists, entrepreneurs and active youth of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will meet again in one place to discuss economic integration and business cooperation. IV International Forum “Eurasian Week 2019” will be held in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan on September 25-27. This decision was made at the first meeting of the Organizing Committee of the event. The Ala-Archa state residence was chosen as the venue for the main economic and political events of Kyrgyzstan. This year's Forum will be held under the slogan “EAEU: Consolidation. Development. Strength”. “The agenda of the IV International Forum is focused on the discussion of the results of the fifth anniversary of the EAEU Treaty and the designation of new vectors of integration, the development of cooperation with Eastern foreign partners and the creation of export opportunities, as well as the development of measures to reduce vulnerability to global economic turbulence,” Veronika Nikishina, the Member of the Board (Minister) of Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Forum “Eurasian Week” said. The program of the Forum involves the organization of more than 20 sites in three blocks. This is a Strategic Track that includes the key and promising areas of the EAEU development. Partner Track - here the participants will discuss practical issues for business in the main areas of special relevance for Kyrgyzstan and the EAEU. The Youth Track will include the EAEU School of Young Leader, a presentation session of the EAEU universities, as well as a business game and a session on employment issues. This year, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Mher Grigoryan, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Igor Petrishenko, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin, Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Jenish Razakov, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, Chairman of the Board of the EEC Tigran Sargsyan, as well as representatives of business and the expert community are invited to participate in the Forum. A special place in the “Eurasian Week 2019” will be taken by the agriculture and food industry exhibition. Experienced manufacturers who are ready to share their competence, and also companies that are only looking for business solutions are invited to participate in the exhibition. The International Exhibition Forum “Eurasian Week” is held for the fourth year in a row. The results of previous years showed that the Forum has established itself as the main business event and a platform for free exchange of views for representatives of the business community, government agencies and expert community of the EAEU and third countries. The purpose of the Forum is to present to the whole world the opportunities and potential of the EAEU countries for the development of methodology and joint formation of the economy. The Forum platform promotes the development of a network of direct B2B-contacts and attraction of third country companies as potential consumers and investors to create competitive and export-oriented products.

Magnitude of 4 quake occurs in Batken Oblast

Bishkek, July 15, 2019. /Кабар/. An earthquake with a force of 4 points has occurred in Batken Oblast, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency of the Kyrgyz republic reported. The tremors were recorded today at 14:50 local time. Intensity of thi
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Magnitude of 4 quake occurs in Batken Oblast

Bishkek, July 15, 2019. /Кабар/. An earthquake with a force of 4 points has occurred in Batken Oblast, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency of the Kyrgyz republic reported. The tremors were recorded today at 14:50 local time. Intensity of this earthquake was about 4 points in Bejay, Otukchu villages, about 3.5 points in Khaidarkan, Kyzyl-Korgon, Sovetskoye, Bil-Suu, Sary-Otec, Kara-Tumshuk, Ormosh villages, 3.5 points in Batken, Kyzyl-Bel, Kara-Bak, Dzhany-Dzher, Buzhum, Kara-Bulak villages. There are no victims and damage.

Dubai developing transport system to serve 25 million for Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI, 14th July, 2019 (WAM) -- Dubai is currently building an advanced transport system through several vital projects that will serve the expected 25 million visitors of Expo 2020 Dubai, which will take place under the slogan, «Connecting Minds, Creat
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Dubai developing transport system to serve 25 million for Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI, 14th July, 2019 (WAM) -- Dubai is currently building an advanced transport system through several vital projects that will serve the expected 25 million visitors of Expo 2020 Dubai, which will take place under the slogan, «Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.» In a statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Ahmed Al Khateeb, CEO of Real Estate Development at Expo 2020 Dubai, said, «Expo 2020 Dubai is cooperating with government institutions to provide a unique transportation experience to all visitors. Plans have been drafted according to the highest international standards, to provide visitors with a leading mass transportation system, which includes the Dubai Metro, buses, and taxis, as well as private cars.» Al Khateeb added that the expo’s three main entrances and the Dubai Metro entrance, as well as the availability of 30,000 parking lots, will ensure smooth entry and departure to and from the expo, noting Expo 2020 is expecting 25 million visitors to the six-month event, whose site was designed to accomadate 300,000 at the same time. Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency and Chairman of Readiness Committee for hosting Expo 2020 Dubai, said that the RTA has drafted a comprehensive plan to host the international event and provide safe and easy transportation to its visitors. The plan includes the implementation of «Route 2020», a 15-km extension of the Red Line of Dubai Metro to Expo 2020, to transport 44,000 people in both directions every hour, he added. Bahrozyan noted that the RTA has completed its airport road project to increase the road’s capacity, to handle the expected 95 million passengers travelling through Dubai International Airport in 2020. Also, the development of nine-km-long Al Yalayis road with a capacity of four tracks in each direction, while work is under way to develop the roads leading to Expo 2020, which cost more than AED3 billion. He also said that the RTA will have available 724 buses to transport passengers from specific stations in Dubai and other parts of the country, at the rate of one bus every 15 minutes.

Economic week of Kyrgyzstan – July 8 – 13, 2019

This week was characterized by more international events concerning the country's economy. The visit of President of the Kyrgyz Republic to Switzerland was accompanied by the signing of agreements between the business environment of the two countries. On the
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Economic week of Kyrgyzstan – July 8 – 13, 2019

This week was characterized by more international events concerning the country's economy. The visit of President of the Kyrgyz Republic to Switzerland was accompanied by the signing of agreements between the business environment of the two countries. On the other hand, the visit of prime minister of neighboring Kazakhstan was also accompanied by signing of a number of important agreements, one of which opens the gates for Kazakh fuel and lubricants in the Kyrgyz Republic. Another important news is that the Eurasian Development Bank announced growth in savings, which is a good indicator for the Kyrgyz Republic. But perhaps the most noteworthy information of the week was the publication of data on the growth of the country's GDP in the first half of this year. There was no such a growth for a long time. State Property Management. Like any other bureaucratic and rather clumsy government, Kyrgyzstan has an ineffective state administration. In this regard, the Government of Kyrgyzstan, represented by the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic, proposed to take a number of measures to reform the state property management system by: - the creation of national management companies that should assist the development of various spheres of the domestic economy; - creation of conditions for the introduction of a modern corporate governance system for state-owned companies and the dynamic growth of their capital; - laying the foundation for the development of the internal control system in state-owned companies in accordance with the best international practice in this area; - establishing clear mechanisms to enable sectoral government bodies to pursue the necessary sectoral policies in public companies. That’s why this week the Government initiated a draft law “On National Managing Companies in the Kyrgyz Republic” aimed at implementing the above measures. The EDB portfolio has grown. This week it became known that by July 1, 2019, the accumulated investment portfolio of the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) amounted to USD 8 billion 25 million and increased from the beginning of the year by USD 625 million. EDB Chairman of the Board, Andrei Belyaninov, said that last year at that time the figure was about USD 6.9 billion. “The current investment portfolio is USD 3 billion 708 million. According to the results of the first days in July 2019, the current investment portfolio increased by USD 272 million and amounted to USD 3 billion 980 million, the accumulated investment portfolio of the EDB amounted to USD 8 billion 280 million,” said Belianinov. In addition, for the first half of 2019, the EDB's net profit amounted to USD 39.1 million, for the same period last year - USD 37.5 million. Samruk-Kazyna and Kyrgyzstan. Kazakhstan’s «National Welfare Fund Samruk-Kazyna» is interested in several projects in Kyrgyzstan. EDB Chairman of the Board, Andrei Belyaninov, said that in particular we are talking about energy and gold mining. “I recently met with the leadership of Samruk-Kazyna, I know that they have plans for Kyrgyzstan. We are ready to support their integration efforts,” said Belyaninov. It is known that the sole shareholder of Samruk-Kazyna is the government of Kazakhstan. Fund assets are estimated in tens of billions of dollars. Business with Switzerland. An important event of the week was the visit of President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov to Switzerland, which was accompanied by a solid campaign of leading businessmen of the country. After the official meetings, a meeting was held with representatives of big business in Switzerland. The result of this meeting was the signing of a number of documents. According to official data, the following documents were signed: - a document on mutual cooperation between the Investments Promotion and Protection Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Swiss Chamber of Commerce; - a document on mutual understanding and cooperation between the Department of Tourism of the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Switzerland National Marketing Organization of Switzerland in tourism; - a document between the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, the National Center for Cardiology and Therapy, University of Zurich and Zurich University Hospital about cooperation in the field of respiratory, internal and altitude medicine and research. Pleasant growth. The gross domestic product of Kyrgyzstan in January-June 2019 amounted to more than KGS 232 billion and increased by 6.4% compared to the same period of 2018. At the same time, the National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic clarifies that excluding enterprises for the development of the Kumtor deposit, the volume of GDP in January-June 2019 amounted to more than KGS 207 billion and increased by 2.1%. The growth in industrial production compared to January-June 2018 was due to an increase in production of base metals by 51.2%, mining of metal ores by 44.3%, coal - by 22.6%, crude oil and natural gas - by 14.1 %, as well as in textile production - by 15.3%. Price variation. During the first half of 2019 consumer prices increased in Kyrgyzstan by 0.3%. The National Statistics Committee of Kyrgyzstan notes that consumer prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 1.6%, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products - by 3.4%, while prices and tariffs for non-food products, by contrast, decreased by 2% , services - by 0.4%. Since the beginning of the year, prices for potatoes increased by 57.2%, millet - by 8.3%, lamb - by 4.2%, medium-grained rice - by 3.5%, flour of the first grade - by 3%, fresh fruit - by 2.1%, dry milk mixes - by 2.1% and chickens - by 1.8%. At the same time, a significant decrease in prices is observed for draft milk (by 13.4%), chicken eggs (by 6.3%), natural instant coffee (by 6.3%), buckwheat (by 4.3%), chicken legs (by 2.7% a), granulated sugar (by 2.6%), horse meat (by 1.9%) and premium grade flour (by 1.1%). Kazakh fuels and lubricants. This week, Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Askar Mamin came to Kyrgyzstan, who held talks with the head of Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. At the meeting of the two prime ministers, Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev raised the issue of the supply of oil and oil products from Kazakhstan. “In order to develop the fuel and energy complex, Kyrgyzstan is interested in solving the issue of supplying oil and oil products from Kazakhstan to the Kyrgyz Republic. We hope to sign this document in Kazakhstan,” said Abylgaziev. Currently, Kyrgyzstan receives the necessary amount of fuel and lubricants from Russia without paying customs duties, as a result of which fuel and lubricants in the country remain relatively inexpensive and are delivered without delay. Meanwhile, it is known that the supply of fuel and lubricants from Kazakhstan may become noticeably cheaper for the Kyrgyz Republic than from Russia, since the Russians from the border regions prefer to buy gasoline from Kazakhstan gas stations, since they are cheaper and more qualitative. The goal is USD 1 billion. During official talks with the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, it was noted that the potential for increasing bilateral trade and increasing trade and economic ties between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan is enormous. The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan noted that Kazakhstan is one of the main trade partners of Kyrgyzstan. “Kazakhstan’s share in Kyrgyzstan’s trade turnover is more than 11%, including 14% in exports. In 2018, according to our data, the volume of trade between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan amounted to USD 843 million. Today we discussed in a narrow format that we will soon bring it to USD 1 billion,” said the prime minister. Abylgaziev said that in comparison with 2017, in 2018 the trade turnover increased by more than 7%. Kazakh contribution. Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin, who arrived in late this week for a visit to Bishkek, expressed the opinion of the Kazakh authorities regarding Kyrgyzstan and readiness to expand bilateral trade and economic ties. “Kazakhstan is among the three largest investors investing in the economy of the Kyrgyz Republic. The direct investments from 2005 to 2017 amounted to USD 670 million. We are ready to further develop investment cooperation. We discussed this in the framework of the meeting in a narrow format. We brought with us a large group of businessmen who are willing to actively work with their colleagues from Kyrgyzstan, and a number of such promising areas of investment cooperation were identified. I am sure that at today's meeting we will find and offer new projects for the development of investment cooperation between our countries. This includes direct investments in the economy of Kyrgyzstan. A number of our companies are actively working, and I am sure that in order to further expand investment cooperation, it is important to create favorable conditions for the business of the two states,” added Mamin. One of the important results of the negotiations between the heads of Government of the two countries was an agreement on liberalization of access control for cargo carriers from the Kyrgyz Republic across the border and the territory of Kazakhstan heading to third countries. Previously, all issues in the field of veterinary cooperation between the two countries were removed. Kabar News Agency

Chinese envoy to Kyrgyzstan says bilateral cooperation to enter new era

BISHKEK, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent state visit to Kyrgyzstan has opened a new historical page of bilateral relations and bilateral cooperation will enter a new era, Chinese Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Du Dewen told local media on
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Chinese envoy to Kyrgyzstan says bilateral cooperation to enter new era

BISHKEK, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent state visit to Kyrgyzstan has opened a new historical page of bilateral relations and bilateral cooperation will enter a new era, Chinese Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Du Dewen told local media on Friday. In an interview with Slovo Kyrgyzstana newspaper, the ambassador said the China-Kyrgyzstan relations are experiencing the best period ever. Du said it is necessary to continuously foster political mutual trust, promote good neighborly and friendly relations, eliminate all obstacles and hindrances, carefully protect the good climate for the development of bilateral relations as well as take effective measures to stimulate cooperation in various fields in order to improve the well-being of the two peoples. She also emphasized the cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), calling for encouraging and facilitating communication and contacts among people and intensifying regional cooperation. «I am sure that the joint construction of the Belt and Road will be a driving force of Chinese-Kyrgyz cooperation,» she said, stressing that Kyrgyzstan is one of the first countries that supported the BRI and joined its implementation. «In recent years, thanks to the joint construction of Belt and Road, the scope of practical cooperation between our countries is expanding, and the number of joint projects being implemented is increasing, which greatly contributes to improving the Kyrgyz people's quality of life and the level of development of Kyrgyzstan as a whole,» the diplomat said. Du said cultural cooperation is a bridge of friendship between the two peoples and the embassy plans to hold a series of cultural events this year to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Chinese yuan wins worldwide recognition

Xinhua July 13: From a currency that barely registered in the international market to one with worldwide recognition, Chinese yuan's rise on the global stage over the past decade is a testament to China's growing economic clout and unwavering opening up. Sin
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Chinese yuan wins worldwide recognition

Xinhua July 13: From a currency that barely registered in the international market to one with worldwide recognition, Chinese yuan's rise on the global stage over the past decade is a testament to China's growing economic clout and unwavering opening up. Since July 2009 when the yuan's global journey started with a pilot scheme allowing for yuan settlements in cross-border trade, the redback's overseas footprint has been expanding rapidly, being widely used in international trade, finance as well as serving as a reserve currency. According to a report released at the 2019 International Monetary Forum at Renmin University, the RMB Internationalization Index (RII) came in at 2.95 percent as of the end of 2018, tracking the yuan's share in global use. Though still dwarfed by the dominance of the U.S. dollar, the reading marked a big leap from the 0.02-percent share seen a decade ago. Another report by international financial transaction agency SWIFT showed the yuan's share in global payments rose to 1.95 percent in May, retaining its position as the fifth most active currency for domestic and international payments, behind the U.S. dollar, the euro, the pound and the Japanese yen. Within a decade, the yuan has assumed an increasingly important role in the global trade and monetary system, and should China stay on the path of high-quality development, the currency's influence is set to rise, analysts said. SOUND ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS The strength of a currency is backed by the country's economic performance. Wang Fang, deputy director of the International Monetary Institute of Renmin University, attributed the yuan's wider use mainly to China's sound economic fundamentals and its status as the world's largest trader of goods. From 2010 to 2018, China's economy expanded at an average rate of 7.8 percent annually, according to the report at the 2019 International Monetary Forum. It has for years contributed to more than 30 percent of world growth. Even with the trade tensions with the United States since last year, China has stood firm in its pursuit of stability and progress, and continued to open up its financial market, solidifying its role as a key engine driving global growth. While the IMF downgraded its 2019 global growth forecast by 0.2 percentage points to 3.3 percent in April, it revised its projection for China to 6.3 percent, up 0.1 percentage points from its previous estimation in January. The stable growth has offered solid support for the yuan's strength, making the currency more attractive for global traders. In terms of trade of goods, China's strong real economy, especially the manufacturing sector, has fueled export growth, while the country's billion-plus population has meant huge demands for imports. In 2018, China's foreign trade in merchandise hit a historic high of 30.51 trillion yuan (about 4.5 trillion U.S. dollars), up 9.7 percent year on year, becoming a major push behind the yuan's international use. CASELESS REFORMS AND OPENING UP Committed to making the yuan a true global currency, Chinese authorities have over the years taken steady measures to reform and open up the nation's financial market. From the current account to the capital account, a series of reforms such as improving its foreign exchange rate formation system and opening up its interbank bond and forex markets had been taken to make the yuan more freely usable. In an acknowledgement of this progress, the IMF included the yuan in its Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket in 2016 as a fifth currency, along with the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen and the British pound. The SDR is an international reserve asset supplementing members' official reserves. It can be exchanged among governments for freely usable currencies in times of need, and the yuan's entry marked a milestone in its globalization march. Since then, China has quickened its pace to push for the yuan's wider use, with increasing investment quotas for foreign institutional investors and the introduction of connect programs between stock exchanges such as the Shanghai-Hong Kong, Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Shanghai-London stock links. Whether the Chinese currency can match the country's economic and trade clout depends on the scope of non-resident use, which requires further reforms in the foreign exchange market, according to Wang. China needs to make more efforts in developing foreign exchange derivatives to offer more products for non-residents to manage risks and win their trust, Wang noted.

Number of documents signed following Kazakh PM’s visit to Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, July 12, 2019. /Kabar/. A number of documents were signed following the official visit of Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin to Kyrgyzstan List of the signed documents: - Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation in the field of trade in agricult
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Number of documents signed following Kazakh PM’s visit to Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, July 12, 2019. /Kabar/. A number of documents were signed following the official visit of Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin to Kyrgyzstan List of the signed documents: - Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation in the field of trade in agricultural products between Elet Agro Holding LLC and Continental Agro Trade LLP; - Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation in the field of trade in agricultural products between Haytun LLC and Continental Agro Trade LLP; - Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation in the field of agricultural trade between Continental Agro Trade LLC and Dordoy Bazaar LLC; - Cooperation agreement between Global Jamgyr Mining LLC, AAEngineering Group LLP and Kazakh export Export Insurance Company JSC; - Memorandum of cooperation between Guarantee Fund OJSC and Damu Entrepreneurship Development Fund JSC; - Action plan for bilateral economic cooperation and tax administration between the State Tax Service under the Government of Kyrgyzstan and the State Revenue Committee of the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan; - Memorandum of cooperation in the implementation of infrastructure projects in the field of construction and design of roads between the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Transport and Roads of Kyrgyzstan; - Protocol on amendments to the Agreement between the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan on the order of stay of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic dated May 11, 2012; - Protocol of the VIII meeting of the Kyrgyz-Kazakh Intergovernmental Council.

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