Atambayev gives interview to Time

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Bishkek, Sept. 23, 2017 / Kabar /. President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev, within the framework of his working visit to New York gave an interview to correspondent of Time, political scientist, president of the Eurasia Group research center Ian Bremmer.

During the conversation, President Atambayev spoke about the country's main priorities in implementing the foreign policy course and developing relations with Kyrgyzstan's strategic partners while unconditionally taking into account the national interests of the state. The Kyrgyz President also answered the questions of the magazine’s correspondent about the measures taken to combat religious extremism and terrorism, the ongoing work to further strengthen democracy in Kyrgyzstan and relations with the United States.

Answering a question about the legacy, Atambayev stressed that he had been trying to build the country’s foundation of free people throughout the years of his presidency. "We have achieved peace and harmony, stability in the country. Over these years we have woken up people's spirit, faith in the future. People are in a different mood, we reminded them of our thousand-year history, people have a sense of national self-awareness. And people realized that they themselves must decide the destiny of the country. For this we made clean elections using biometric data, where fraud is impossible. We have achieved that officials, the government began to respect and listen to the opinion of the public, to be afraid of it. Our public opinion has become weighty. It was my dream that the authorities should take into consideration the opinions of people, respect people's opinions, and fear people's opinions, "Almazbek Atambayev said.

The President of the Kyrgyz Republic is in the United States, where he came to participate in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.

Time is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City.

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