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News

3 May 2014

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic expresses its grave concern over the armed clashes in Ukraine on May 2 that led to dozens of victims.

The world community is witnessing new trends in the post-Soviet area, and in all likelihood, they require an immediate start of enhanced dialogue and not an extension of confrontation.

In this regard, the Kyrgyz Republic calls upon the conflicting parties for an immediate cessation of violence and resolve the crisis through peaceful negotiations in the framework of international law and the UN Charter.

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10 April 2014

Kyrgyzstan and Russia signed agreement on sale of KyrgyzGaz to Russian Gazprom

In Bishkek on April 10, representatives of Kyrgyzstan and Russia signed a contract on sale (transfer) of KyrgyzGaz to Russian Gazprom.

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5 March 2014

The State Agency for Geology and Mineral Resources under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic announces an auction on licensing of subsoil use for 3 objects of vein gold and rock salt deposits in Kyrgyzstan.

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31 January 2014

MFA: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan reached agreement on the armed incident on the border

Delegations of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan headed by Vice Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Tokon Mamytov and Deputy Prime Minister of Republic of Tajikistan Murodali Alimardon held talks in Bishkek on 30-31 January 2014.

During the meeting the two sides discussed issues concerning settlement of the situation after an armed incident between military personnel of the two States occured on 11 January 2014.

The two sides reached agreement on withdrawal of additional armed forces sent by both sides at the Kyrgyz-Tajik border after this incident, and other concrete measures on settlement of the situation.

Besides, the two sides agreed to intensify the work of the governmental working groups of both countries on the delimitation of the Kyrgyz-Tajik border. Moreover, Vice Prime Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agreed to organize the next meeting in the mid-February this year in the border area.

Thus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have reached the agreement on resolving almost all issues, related to the incident on 11 January 2014 at the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, that led to stabilization of the situation at the said border areas.

Following the talks the heads of delegations of the two countries signed a protocol.

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29 January 2014

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have withdrawn additional troops from border villages

Bishkek /Kabar/. January 28, on the Kyrgyz-Tajik state border began withdrawal of forces and means of the border-guard units and other special forces from the frontier settlements. This was reported by the Department of Public Relations and Media of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic.

As noted, these actions are the implementation of the decisions adopted by the Kyrgyz and Tajik parties January 15, 2014. After that meeting the both parties have signed a protocol specifying the withdrawal of additional military units to their permanent deployment.

"The situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik state border is stable. Negotiations on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border incident are being continued. During the meeting, delegations discuss the settlement of the conflict and joint actions to prevent similar incidents on the border, "- the State Border Service noted.

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27 January 2014

Establishing the Foundation for development of spiritual culture “Iman”

President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambaev signed a Decree on establishing of Foundation for development of spiritual culture “Iman”.

Development of spiritual culture, an integral part of which is religious education, is one of the key conditions to achieve objectives outlined in the National Strategy for Sustainable Development for 2013-2017.

Iman” Foundation is created to support initiatives aimed at rising of spiritual potential and improving religious education of citizens, as well as assist the State and civil society in strengthening inter-confessional harmony, religious tolerance, development of effective forms and methods to counter religious extremism.

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25 January 2014

Kyrgyzstan will hold the World Games of Nomads

Issyk-Kul, January 25. The delegations of Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Russia and Azerbaijan participating at the Forum "World Games of Nomads" signed a resolution on the World Games of Nomads to be held from 8 to 14 September 2014 on the shore of Issyk-Kul Lake.

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23 January 2014

Foreign Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan discussed the adjustment of the situation around the border incident on January 11

Today, at the request of the Tajik side Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev held a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Sirodzhidin Aslov, during of which they discussed the situation around the adjustment of an armed incident on January 11, 2014 in Aksay village, Batken region of Kyrgyzstan.

The two sides confirmed their mutual intention on sooner joint investigation of the incident, on the result of which appropriate measures should be taken against the perpetrators, who provoked a conflict. Ministers also discussed further steps to settle the conflict.

At the same time, Minister Abdyldaev noticed his colleague that the Kyrgyz side expects to receive full answer from the Tajik side to all the questions raised in the earlier Notes of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic on the incident.

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22 January 2014

President Almazbek Atambaev received Credentials of Ambassador of Switzerland René Holenstein

President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambaev received Credentials of Ambassador of Switzerland René Holenstein. The ceremony was held today in Bishkek.

President Atambaev welcomed Ambassador René Holenstein and noted that Kyrgyzstan attaches particular attention to the Kyrgyz-Swiss cooperation in trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres. "I am confident that cooperation between our countries will reach a new level in all areas," said the President.

Taking this opportunity, President Atambaev also wished success to the Swiss Chairmanship of the OSCE.

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15 January 2014

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, taking into account the meetings between heads of law enforcement agencies of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan that were held in Batken town on 12-13 January 2014, hopes that Tajikistan will demonstrate a political will to approach constructively the conduct of impartial investigation of the incident on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border on 11 January 2014.

At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic is extremely bewildered with an inaccurate statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan on the border incident between the Kyrgyz and the Tajik military servicemen with the use of the fire arms, which was disseminated among mass media on 11 January 2014 not waiting for the results of a joint investigation of the incident.

The premature conclusions and speculative judgments made by the Tajik side do not go along with the spirit of the Kyrgyz-Tajik relations of good neighborhood and do not contribute to maintenance of stability and security on the Kyrgyz-Tajik state borderline.

Expressing serious concerns regarding the incident, the Kyrgyz side underscores that only impartial and unbiased information might foster settlement of the situation in the context of pursuing a friendly dialogue and maintaining mutually beneficial relations between two countries.

At the same time, the Kyrgyz side is displeased with the fact that the aggression of the Tajik military servicemen was caused by the construction of the “Kok-Tash - Ak-Say - Tamdyk” auto road carried out by the Kyrgyz side on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic and not on the non-delimitated zone at that moment. The Kyrgyz side is also extremely displeased with the fact that in violation of all norms and principles of the international law the Tajik side used artillery weapons against the Kyrgyz border guards and moreover fired on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic. It raises concerns that such actions by the Tajik side constitute direct threat to stability and security of the entire region.

In this connection, the Kyrgyz side hopes that Tajikistan will show the political will towards compliance with the international law, and refrain from taking such aforementioned unlawful actions, as well as from making the rash and unfounded allegations vis-a-vis the Kyrgyz Republic.

Bearing in mind a current level of relations with the Republic of Tajikistan that are based on mutual respect as well as centuries long traditions of friendship, the Kyrgyz side hopes for the constructive approach in peaceful settlement of the situation and maintenance of security of peoples of two countries.

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6 December 2013

Switzerland is ready to provide support to Kyrgyzstan as part of the OSCE Chairmanship

6 December 2013. Switzerland is ready to provide political support to Kyrgyzstan within framework of its forthcoming chairmanship in the OSCE. Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter said during a meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev within the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting held 5 December in Kiev.

The two sides praised the level of bilateral cooperation and expressed hope for further intensification of the whole complex of relations between the two countries, especially economic and trade relations, attracting Swiss investors to the Kyrgyz market.

In addition, the parties agreed on the need to intensify the political dialogue by organizing mutual visits of the heads of states. The Swiss side expressed willingness to provide political support to Kyrgyzstan in Switzerland’s forthcoming chairmanship in the OSCE.

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12 November 2013

New Ambassador of Switzerland presented Credentials to the Kyrgyz Foreign Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev received Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Kyrgyzstan René Holenstein on the occasion of presenting copies of his Credentials.

The Kyrgyz Foreign Minister congratulated Ambassador Holenstein on his appointment, expressing hope that the Ambassador will contribute to the development of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the Swiss Confederation. He also expressed readiness to assist the Ambassador in his diplomatic mission.

From his part, René Holenstein expressed readiness to make every effort for the further development of cooperation between the two countries.

During the meeting the sides discussed the development of the Kyrgyz-Swiss bilateral relations in political, trade, economic and cultural areas, and outlined plans to strengthen cooperation within the multilateral institutions.

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8 October 2013

Bishkek will host the Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum on 22-23 October 2013

Bishkek, October 8 /Kabar/. On October 22-23, 2013, representatives of 12 snow leopard range countries and the international conservation community will gather in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, for the Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum, jointly organized by the Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev and the State Agency on Environmental Protection and Forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. 

The objective of the Forum is to discuss urgent actions and a new global strategy to address conservation of the endangered snow leopard and its habitat in the critical ecosystems of Central Asia. The 12 snow leopard range countries are: Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.  

The Forum is co-organized by Global Tiger Initiative, NABU, Snow Leopard Trust, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank and sponsored by Global Environment Facility, Snow Leopard Conservancy, USAID, WWF.

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2 October 2013

The IMF Mission in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, October 2 /Kabar/. President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambaev received today the head of the mission of the International Monetary Fund Christian Beddies.

During the meeting the sides discussed issues of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the International Monetary Fund as well as recent trends in economic development and the economic prospects of the country. Christian Beddies informed Atambaev about the results of the work of the IMF mission, which assessed the economic situation in the country as promising. The IMF experts praised the work carried out in Kyrgyzstan on reduction of the state budget deficit, inflation reduction and the process of active recovery of growth rates in various sectors of economy. 

The head of the IMF mission also reported on the successful outcome of the negotiations with the Government of Kyrgyzstan. 

For his part, President Atambaev thanked the IMF for the provided support and noted the importance of cooperation of Kyrgyzstan with this financial institution.

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30 September 2013

UN Secretary General praised democratic achievements of Kyrgyzstan

 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev met 28 September, in New York with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in frames of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly.

During the meeting the sides discussed topical issues of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the United Nations. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Abdyldaev informed the Secretary General about political and socio-economic situation in the country, about the National Strategy for Sustainable Development of Kyrgyzstan and about our country’s significant contribution in the fight against international terrorism, the press service of the Foreign Ministry reports.

 The UN Secretary General praised the democratic achievements of Kyrgyzstan and assured the minister that the UN will continue to fully support the efforts of the republic in political and socio-economic reforms.

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Attention! New visa regulations for Kyrgyzstan

On July 27, 2012 a new Law of the Kyrgyz Republic has entered into force according to which the nationals of 44 countries are exempt from the Kyrgyz visa for stays up to 60 days (check the list of the countries). The new regulations are valid until 31 December 2020.

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