Breaking news Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:50:55 +0600 60 Sanzhar Ikramov released from office Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017. /Kabar/.Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov signed an order according to which Ikramov Sanzhar Ikramovich was dismissed from the post of State Secretary of the State Agency for Local Self-Government and Interethnic Relations under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic , the Kyrgyz government press service reported.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:06:50 +0600
Turkmenistan and Japan sign Memorandum on academic exchange of students Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017. /Kabar/. Memorandum on the academic exchange of students between the International University of Humanities of Turkmenistan and the Tokyo University of International Studies was held in Ashgabat, the "Trend" agency reported with reference to the newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan.

The Japanese delegation was represented by President of Tokyo University, Mr. Hirotaka Tateishi and Vice President Mr. Sukero Ito.

The main purpose of the memorandum is the organization of student exchanges programs and the conduct of relevant scientific research.

In the upcoming - 2017-2018 academic year Turkmen students will already have the opportunity to start studying in Japan.

The Japanese Culture and Education Center is located at the International University for Humanities and Development in Ashgabat.

The center is organized not only for students and teachers of this institution, but also for everyone who wants to learn the Japanese language, get acquainted with the history and culture of the Land of the Rising Sun and its modern achievements. The Center also carries out work related to the coordination of joint educational programs of two partner universities.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:36:37 +0600
President of Uzbekistan Mirziyoyev visits South Korea Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017. /Kabar/. President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev is on a state visit to the Republic of Korea at the invitation of President Mun Zhe In.

During high-level talks, it is planned to discuss a wide range of issues on bilateral agenda. This includes prospects for further development of interstate relations in the political, trade-economic, financial-investment, scientific-technical, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres, as well as to exchange views on regional and international issues.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev will also meet with the Speaker of the National Assembly and Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, the Uzbek President Press service reported.

He will also take part in Uzbek-South Korean business forum. The forum will gather heads of leading economic and financial institutions and large entrepreneurs of the two countries.

As a result of the visit, it is expected that the Presidents of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea will adopt a Joint Statement on the comprehensive deepening of the strategic partnership. They will also sign about 70 documents between the various departments of two states. This will contribute to strengthening and expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields.

The volume of direct investments of the Republic of Korea attracted to the economy of Uzbekistan, exceeded 7 billion dollars. In Uzbekistan, there are 461 enterprises with Korean capital (386 joint ventures and 75 enterprises with 100 percent Korean capital) and 75 South Korean companies are accredited in Uzbekistan.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:42:59 +0600
Hong Kong: 20% of residents live in poverty A record number of Hong Kong residents live in poverty, with one fifth of the population falling below the poverty line despite economic growth, according to new government figures.

The number of people living below the poverty line rose to 1.35 million in 2016, about 20% of the city’s population. The number is the highest number of poor since the government began publishing statistics in 2009.

Despite opulent wealth, Hong Kong is a deeply unequal society. It is the world’s most unaffordable housing market and poorer residents live in squalid conditions, with some living in “coffin homes” – rows of wooden boxes crammed into tiny flats.

The number of poor rose despite the government raising the poverty line last year. For single person households it is set at HK$4,000 (£388). It is HK$9,000 (£873) for a two person home and HK$15,000 (£1,455) for a family of three. In the city’s poorest district of Sham Shui Po, which is home to large numbers of recent immigrants and ethnic minorities, the poverty rate rose to nearly a quarter of the population.

Hong Kong officials blamed the increase in poverty on an ageing population, and the rate for residents over 65 was about 32%.

Social groups criticised the government for its lack of action on poverty alleviation and demanded an increase in welfare payments.

“Economic growth can not help the lower classes share in the economic achievements,” said a spokesman for the Society for Community Organisation, an NGO that works with the poor. “Reflecting on the grim poverty in Hong Kong, the government’s poverty alleviation measures lack strength, precision and intensity.”

The group called on the government to pass laws combating age discrimination and increase welfare schemes for the elderly. The city’s minimum wage is £3.35 per hour and is reviewed every two years.

The large number of poor in Hong Kong rose despite the government posting a £10.7bn surplus in the most recent fiscal year. Hong Kong’s GDP per capita is ranked among the highest of any country or territory, according to the World Bank, and exceeds the UK, Germany and Japan.

Wealth is most apparent in the city’s chronically unaffordable property market. A recent analysis found that prices for parking spaces were rising faster than for flats in some parts of Hong Kong.

In a sample of three housing estates, parking bay prices rose by an average of 167% in the past six years, while flat prices increased by 52%.

“It is quite common to see parking spaces transacted at above HK$2m in recent years, and HK$1m is becoming the entry point for parking spaces in Hong Kong,” said Alan Jin, an analyst at Mizuho Securities Asia. “Essentially, what has happened in the parking sub-sector is pretty similar to what has happened and is still happening in the housing market. The shortage of supply is the key reason for the astronomical prices.”

But speculation was another reason for the rise in prices, Jin said.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:28:02 +0600
ADB grants to help skills training programs in Kyrgyz Republic Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017 / Kabar/. The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a total of $30 million in grants to assist the Kyrgyz Republic’s efforts to strengthen technical and vocational education and training (TVET)—a key contributor to inclusive and sustainable growth in the country.

The ADB assistance is comprised of a $12 million policy-based grant to support key policy reforms and an $18 million project grant to finance investments that are needed to implement the reforms on the ground. Both grants are financed from the Asian Development Fund, ADB’s grant financing window.

“A more highly skilled workforce will improve prospects for both Kyrgyz workers and for the country’s economy overall,” said Jouko Sarvi, Lead Education Specialist at ADB’s Central and West Asia Department. “ADB is committed to working with the government to prioritize skills training as a driver of growth, including supporting the establishment of centers of excellence for demand-driven skills development.”

The economic priorities in the region where each center of excellence is located will determine the profile of each center. The centers also will provide pathways for students in vocational lyceums to progress to vocational colleges.

The Skills for Inclusive Growth Sector Development Program is aligned with key government strategies to achieve inclusive growth through improved workforce skills and productivity in the Kyrgyz Republic’s key economic sectors. It aims to establish a market-responsive, entrepreneurial, and inclusive TVET system in the country.

The program will train more than 5,000 people under the Skills Development Fund and improve the teaching quality and learning environments in TVET by improving the competence of 3,000 teachers in skills training and 4,000 students in priority occupations. Support also will be provided to help strengthen work-based learning, introduce entrepreneurship education, and implement efficient partnerships between industry and TVET institutions.

ADB, based in Manila, is dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. Established in 1966, ADB is celebrating 50 years of development partnership in the region. It is owned by 67 members—48 from the region. In 2016, ADB assistance totaled $31.7 billion, including $14 billion in cofinancing.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:52:37 +0600
Kyrgyzstan intends to increase trade volume with Russia Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017. /Kabar/. Kyrgyzstan intends to increase trade volume with Russia, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Economy press service reported.

Today Minister of Economy of Kyrgyzstan, Artem Novikov met with Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin in Moscow.

Taking into account the strategic importance of deepening mutual trade and economic cooperation, both Kyrgyz and Russian sides expressed their intention to continue their established collaboration further.

Novikov assured the Russian side that in spite of the current situation on Kyrgyz Kazakh border, Kyrgyzstan intends only to increase the volume of mutual trade with Russia. Russia is considered as one of the main trade partners for the Kyrgyz Republic.

In this regard, the sides discussed the possibility of joint construction of trade and logistics centers in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic. Besides that localization of Russia made construction materials, pharmaceutical products, medical equipments and other enterprises on the territory of Kyrgyzstan was also discussed.

The sides also agreed to work out the issues of fuel delivery to Kyrgyzstan in accordance with the indicative balance for 2017, signed in September 2017, and to clarify the indicative balance for 2018.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:04:42 +0600
Children's swimming competition to be held in Bishkek Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017. /Kabar/.Children's swimming competition entitled “Merry Starts” to be held in Bishkek. The event will take place in Military lyceum pool on Dec. 22 and 23, the KR Swimming Federation press service reported.

Young swimmers from all over the country who are not older than 2003 can take part in the competition.

The young swimmers will demonstrate their skills on breaststroke, on the back, freestyle, butterfly and complex swimming.

The purpose of the event to encourage mass swimming; raise youth interest in sport, increase sports results as well as to identify talented swimmers.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:27:57 +0600
Atambayev awards Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security employees Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017. /Kabar/. Today President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev presented state awards and presidential watches to State Committee for National Security (SCNS) employees. They received the award for their dedicated, honest and exemplary performance of their official duties, as well as for contribution to the national security of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The head of State, Atambayev congratulated the staff of the SCNS with their awards and expressed gratitude for their excellent work and professionalism, the Kyrgyz President’s press service reported.

"You have made an invaluable contribution to the national security of the country. Thanks to prompt, professional and analytical capabilities of the SCNS employees it was possible to keep and maintain stability in the country. This allowed to show high results in protecting Kyrgyzstan from external and internal threats," Atambayev said.

The Head of State wished the staff of the SCNS prosperity, happiness and urged them to always protect the interests of the people and honestly fulfill their duty.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:42:54 +0600
Uzbek president gets award from Atambayev Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017. /Kabar/.Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev signed a decree according to which President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev was awarded the Danaker Order . Uzbek President deserved this award for his enormous personal contribution to the establishment of a strategic partnership and the strengthening of traditional friendship and good neighborliness between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Kyrgyz President’s press service reported.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:16:34 +0600
Kyrgyzstan joins Open Government Partnership Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017 / Kabar/. Kyrgyzstan joined the Open Government Partnership, the press service of the Kyrgyz Government reported.

"The Open Government Partnership (OGP) International Initiative is pleased to announce that the Kyrgyz Republic has become the first country in Central Asia to join this initiative," the report said.

The Open Government Partnership is an international platform that unites 74 states and 15 subnational (regional) governments.

OGP is a multilateral initiative aimed at realizing the obligations of governments to ensure transparency, empowerment of citizens, fight corruption and use new technologies to strengthen governance. OGP seeks to support both the government and civil society, raising the principles of open government to the highest levels of political discourse, thereby creating a community of like-minded reformers in different countries around the world.

"We are very proud to have become part of the Open Government Partnership. We are honored to be the first country in Central Asia, and, on this path, we understand the importance of our responsibilities," Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sapar Isakov said.

"The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic is firmly convinced that only openness and transparency will lead us to sustainable development. Success in the economy, improvement of the investment climate, the further construction of a democratic society and the confidence of citizens in our work depend entirely on progress in creating an open, accountable and transparent Government. We are striving to provide wider access to information, ensure the implementation of an open data policy and transparent public procurement procedure, as well as provide high-quality and efficient government services," Isakov said.

"We are pleased to announce that the Kyrgyz Republic will be the first country in Central Asia to join the OGP. This is an important step forward for the country, as it strengthens democratic processes through openness and transparency and increases people's trust in the Government. We are ready to support Kyrgyzstan in the process of creation and are pleased with the appearance of an open government in a new corner of the world," said Sanjay Pradhan, Director General of OGP.

The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, headed by Prime Minister Sapar Isakov, will start the process of creating a national Action Plan within the framework of partnership with civil society. After large-scale consultative processes, the implementation of the Plan will begin on August 31, 2018 and will last for two years.

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a unique multilateral initiative aimed at ensuring concrete commitments by governments to increase transparency, expand civic engagement, combat corruption and use new technologies to make governments more open, effective and accountable to citizens.

The OGP initiative was launched on Sept. 20, 2011 during the session of the UN General Assembly, when eight heads of state announced the signing of the Declaration and submitted their national Action Plans.

Since then, the OGP has evolved into a platform with more than 70 national governments (representing one third of the world's population), 15 subnational entities, seven multilateral bodies and hundreds of civil society organizations.

The OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism calls governments to account for the implementation of the stated obligations, creating detailed and impartial reports that track progress in the implementation of national Action Plans.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:09:39 +0600
Putin gets highest award from Atambayev Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017. /Kabar/. Almazbek Atambayev signed a decree according to which Russian President Vladimir Putin was awarded the Manas Order of the First Degree. Russian president deserved this highest award for his outstanding contribution to strengthening the strategic partnership and development of the alliance between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation, Kyrgyz President’s press service reported.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:47:22 +0600
Largest fruit and vegetable processing facility opened in Jalal-Abad oblast Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017 / Kabar/. On November 16, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Farmer’s Organic Garden LLC (FOG) inaugurated a new fruit and vegetable processing facility in Suzak rayon of Jalal-Abad oblast. The upgraded processing facility expands FOG’s juice, dried fruit, pickled vegetable, jam and tomato paste production, making it the largest processing facility in the oblast. The new facility is expected to generate 155 new jobs.

USAID co-financed a new juice bottling line, an automated packaging line for dried fruit products, and an automated tomato paste and preserve line. The HACCP-compliant premises now have a processing capacity of 15,600 metric tons and storage capacity of 11,105 cubic meters, and will support expanded domestic sales and exports. HACCP compliance is critical to enabling exports of locally produced food items, and was made possible through USAID’s support. Over the next two years, FOG will procure 5,400 MT of raw materials and benefit 1,384 households.

During the inauguration event, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Economic Development Office Director Luis Hernandez highlighted the importance and long-term impact of partnering with commercially viable businesses to grow the country’s economy. “Expanding FOG’s production capacity and implementing international food safety standards will lead to increased exports to accelerate and expand the local demand for agriculture production from farmers.”

This facility was launched as part of the USAID Agro Horizon Project, a four-year program working across four oblasts (Osh, Jalal-Abad, Batken and Naryn) with the goal to increase smallholder farmers’ incomes by improving productivity and expanding Kyrgyz producers’ reach to local and international markets. To meet these objectives, the project has partnered with 49 businesses in the country to leverage a commitment of over $27 million of private capital. The project also helps to improve the availability of nutritious foods.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:46:37 +0600
Switzerland grants medical equipment to health organizations in Issyk-Kul On 16 and 17 November, 2017 the Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic awarded medical equipment to health organizations of the Ton, Jeti Oguz and Tyup rayons of the Issyk-Kul oblast of Kyrgyzstan, Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

The Government of Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) purchased the medical equipment for the emergency departments of hospitals, basic equipment and cars for the family medicine centers for the total amount of 800’000 CHF within the project “Health Facilities Autonomy” supported by the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic.

“It is so important that our contribution within our health projects gets the strong support of local authorities and personnel of the health facilities. I am very impressed by the level of commitment of all stakeholders, in particular the family doctors, the nurses and the management of the health facilities and also by the support of local authorities” – said Véronique Hulmann, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Kyrgyz Republic.

The “Health Facilities Autonomy” project is a contribution to the national programme "Den Sooluk" which has been implemented since 2015. The project aims to improve access of rural population to medical services and to enhance the effectiveness and quality of health care services by increasing the autonomy of health care organizations and optimizing referral systems. The project implements activities for efficient use of infrastructure, financial, personnel and logistical resources. During this trip, the Swiss Ambassador also inaugurated laundry facilities of four hospitals. This is part of another project on infection control.

Around 50 doctors and 250 nurses provide medical care to more than 190 thousand people in these three rayons. The new medical equipment will improve efficiency and quality of medical care for the local population as well as access to medical services.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:07:49 +0600
Traffic accidents become frequent in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017 / Kabar/. The Kyrgyz Parliament will hold a government hour in December on the growing number of road accidents in the country. This became known today at a meeting of the Parliament.

Kyrgyz parliamentarians said that recently accidents on the roads have become frequent. The relevant committee of the Parliament considered this issue and sent it to include into the agenda of the session from December 15 to 20.

The government hour will be fully devoted to road accidents.

According to the latest official data, more than 5 thousand 200 road accidents have occurred in Kyrgyzstan since the beginning of the year, where about 700 people were killed and over 7,360 injured.

The main causes of accidents is speeding - 33.8% of the total number of cases, 20% - due to violation of maneuvering rules, 14.4% - passing to contraflow lane and violation of overtaking rules and 8.6% - driving drunk.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:48:22 +0600
New aluminum plant to appear in Tajikistan A new aluminum plant will be built on the territory of the existing aluminum enterprise in Tajikistan.

This was announced by the head of the Information and Public Relations Department of Tajik Aluminum Company SUE Igor Sattarov at the briefing in Dushanbe.

In 2018, the Tajik Aluminum Company (TALCO) is set to begin the implementation of the program for the phased and complete modernization of aluminum production and its transfer to new modern technologies.

“At present, the enterprise is forced to spend huge funds for the repair of worn out and out-dated equipment. The modernization program will allow renewing fixed assets in the very near future, replacing obsolete equipment with modern energy-saving equipment, which will significantly increase the production of aluminum,” Sattarov explained.

In terms of implementing the project to modernize the aluminum plant, TALCO specialists conducted a detailed analysis of the market for the latest aluminum production technologies, as a result of which it was decided to apply Chinese technology, which proved to be effective in recent years, including due to high energy saving indicators.

During the state visit to Tajikistan, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon signed a Memorandum on Cooperation between SUE Tajik Aluminum Company and Chinese company Yunnan Construction and Investment Holding Group.

This Chinese company and TALCO have reached an agreement on the construction of a new aluminum plant on the territory of the existing aluminum enterprise with the installation of fully automated electrolysis baths with a capacity of 540 kA. The Chinese company has already prepared a preliminary feasibility study and is currently engaged in the development of the project. The production capacity of the new aluminum plant will be 503,000 tons per year. Its structure will include foundry and anode production.

At the same time, the new aluminum plant will significantly save electricity and basic raw materials, such as alumina, cryolite, aluminum fluoride, and also anodes. The company will create 1,100 new jobs.

The beginning of the construction of the plant is scheduled for 2018. The construction period of the project worth $1.6 billion is one year and a half.

Souce: AzerNews

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:37:40 +0600
Supreme Court upheld verdict of Tekebayev and Chotonov Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017 / Kabar/. The Supreme Court upheld the verdict of previous instances regarding leader of the Ata Meken party Omurbek Tekebaev and former Kyrgyz Ambassador to South Korea Duishenkul Chotonov.

On Aug. 16, the Pervomaisky District Court found Tekebaev and Chotonov guilty of receiving one million dollars in 2010 and sentenced to 8 years in prison with confiscation of property.

On Oct. 2 the Bishkek City Court, having considered the appeal, decided to uphold the verdict of the district court.

The Prosecutor General's Office opened a criminal case against Tekebaev and Chotonov on corruption and fraud.

According to information from the prosecutor's office, Russian businessman Leonid Maevsky appealed the State National Security Committee concerning the bribing. He said in 2010 Tekebaev, being deputy chairman of the Provisional Government, received from him one million dollars, undertaking obligations to create for him a number of preferences in the sale of Megacom cellular company. He complained that Tekebaev had not fulfilled his obligations, and refused to return the received money.

In turn, Tekebaev and Chotonov refute Maevsky's words and say that they did not receive any money from him.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:20:58 +0600
First Muslim photo-art exhibition to be held in Bishkek Bishkek, Nov. 22, 2017 / Kabar/. The first Muslim photo and art exhibition "MUSA 2017 Muslim Social Artistry" will be held in Bishkek on Dec. 2, where new books by famous Islamic scholar Kadyr Azhy Malikov be presented.

The exhibition will feature works by local authors, photographers and designers such as Sultan Dosaliev - the official photographer of the last three presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Vlad Ushakov - chairman of the Union of Photojournalists, Dastan Mirazh - the owner of two Jolbors at the Red Jolbors advertising festival, Elmira Israilova - Russian photographer, author project "Shawl is beautiful", Marat Sairanbaev is a talented photographer and blogger, Said Bro is an architect and designer of Ummah magazine and so on.

Kadyr Malikov will present readers two of his new books - "Muslim Youth: Values ​​and Priorities" and "Islam and the State."

Visitors to the presentation will be able to ask Malikov questions and discuss topics of interest to them. Everyone will have a unique opportunity to purchase books and get his autograph.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:11:38 +0600
Tajikistan's CIS Presidency to focus on security MINSK, 21 November (BelTA) - Tajikistan's CIS Presidency will focus on security, Ambassador of Tajikistan to Belarus, Permanent Plenipotentiary Representative in the CIS statutory and other bodies Kozidavlat Koimdodov told a press conference on 21 November, BelTA has learned.

The diplomat recalled that the decision on Tajikistan's chairmanship in the CIS in 2018 was taken at the CIS summit in Sochi in October. “We started to prepare the concept of the presidency in advance. We set up an organizing committee . It is headed by the prime minister and includes experienced professionals. During the the CIS summit in Sochi, Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon announced the highlights of this concept,” the ambassador said.

He assured that his country's presidency will be aimed at ensuring the continuity in the CIS and consolidating on the past achievements. “In previous years the CIS adopted many documents and programs, and we intend to continue their implementation,” Kozidavlat Koimdodov noted. Particular attention will be attached to security and stability. Assistance will be provided to the practical implementation of the decisions and policy documents adopted in the CIS to combat global threats and challenges. These include terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and other forms of transnational organized crime.

Contacts in the social and labor relations and migration will be one of the important priorities. In the humanitarian sector, efforts will be directed to coordinate activities in science, education, culture, healthcare, information, and tourism.

As for economic cooperation, the focus will be on the action plan to implement the third stage of the CIS Economic Development Strategy for the period through 2020.

The agenda of Tajikistan's chairmanship in the CIS is divided into six sections and includes 42 points. In 2017, Russia presides in the CIS. Turkmenistan will be the CIS co-chair in 2018.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:17:13 +0600
Kyrgyz Women filmmakers conduct film forum Bishkek, Nov. 21, 2017. /Kabar/. Kyrgyz Women filmmakers conduct film forum in Bishkek , the foundation "Creative Women of Asia" reported.

On December 17, 2016, at the Chingiz Aitmatov House of Cinema, First Film Forum of Kyrgyz Women Filmmakers was conducted. The forum was dedicated to the Year of History and Culture and to the 75th anniversary of the Kyrgyz cinema. More than fifteen participants presented to the audience their short films made in different periods of time. The purpose of the forum was to acquaint the public with Kyrgyz women filmmakers and hold a discussion.

This year the film forum will be held on December 22-23. "Our second film forum will last for two days. On the first day of, a master class for women filmmakers will be held. On the second day, fiction (story) films and documentaries will be shown”, the organizers said.

Within the framework of the film forum, female filmmakers will show their films to the public and they will have the opportunity to exchange experiences.Creative Kyrgyz filmmakers will also have an opportunity to get informed about the International festivals, grants and to advance their career in general. They also can participate in master classes of famous and experienced women filmmakers.

“ The Creative Women of Asia” Foundation was established in 2013. Founders of it are Asel Zhuraeva and Aigerim Birnazarova. The main goal of the foundation is to support the creativity of Asian women, to protect the rights of creative women, and also to help them promote their various ideas, works, and projects.

“ The Creative Women of Asia” Foundation works closely with the filmmaking companies such as Kyrgyzfilm, Tazar Cinema Company, Aitysch Film, SEAStudio, and with women's rights organizations. The Foundation annually recruits interested people for one-year filmmaking course of Temir Birnazarov. Until now, the Foundation has helped more than 15 filmmakers to make their films.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:19:52 +0600
UAE plans to show films based on the work of Kyrgyz writer Aitmatov Bishkek, Nov. 21, 2017. /Kabar/. On the territory of the United Arab Emirates, it is planned to show feature films based on the works of the classic world literature writer Chyngiz Aitmatov. Ambassador Chyngyz Eshimbekov discussed the details of the event with Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the UAE, Mrs. Nura bint Mohamed Al Kaabi.

This idea was proposed in the framework of the 90th anniversary of the writer's birth. Moreover, the public of the United Arab Emirates will also get widely acquainted with the creativity of Aitmatov.

Aitmatov's books in Arabic were also presented to Mrs. Al Kaabi.

The sides discussed the main aspects of cooperation in the field of culture, which may be of mutual interest to both countries. They also exchanged views on cooperation development to attract youth and raise their awareness on countries’ culture, life, traditions and educational programs.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:18:38 +0600
Week of Japanese culture launched in Bishkek Bishkek, Nov. 21, 2017. /Kabar/.A week of Japanese culture is taking place in Kyrgyzstan, the organizers reported.

Within seven days, residents and guests of Bishkek will be able to get acquainted with the most diverse sides of this amazing and incredibly ancient culture of the Land of the Rising Sun.

On November 20, within the week of Japanese culture, a concert took place in the National Philharmonic named after Toktogul Satylganov . Participants were volunteers and all those who are fond of the culture of faraway Japan.

Also from November 20 to 27, in the Koldo art center a photo exhibition entitled "Kyrgyzstan through the eyes of the Japanese" and "The Seasons and the Holidays of Japan" is taking place. The entrance is free.

In addition, residents and guests of Bishkek will be able to get acquainted with the art of playing on Japanese drums. On November 25 at 18:00 the Russian theater of drama will host a solo concert of a group of Japanese drums "Ooedodaiko".

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:54:34 +0600
Atambayev lays capsule of Sport and Health Center in Jalal-Abad Bishkek, Nov. 21, 2017. /Kabar/. President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev within the framework of his working visit to Jalal-Abad oblast, laid a capsule on the construction of Sport and Health Center in Jalal-Abad city, the Kyrgyz President's press service reported.

President Atambayev got acquainted with the draft plan of a two-level Sport and Health Center with a total area of ​​more than 2 thousand square meters.

A sport hall of ​​1250 square meters will be built in the complex. It is designed for training and competitions for team and single type of sports. Every day about 150 people will be able to visit the new sport facility. Spectator stage is designed for about 300 people. A hall for combat sport with an area of ​​530 square meters will be built in the complex . The final date for construction completion is aimed for November 2018.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:16:27 +0600
Skiing season starts in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Nov. 21, 2017. /Kabar/. The skiing season 2017-2018 will be officially opened in Kyrgyzstan, on November 25 and 26, the organizers reported.

Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders, fans and professionals will again gather on the slopes of the Karakol skiing resort to get a lot of pleasant and incredibly vivid impressions.

"Exciting competitions, funny relay races, jokes and lots of pleasant gifts are waiting for each participant," the organizers assured.

Karakol skiing resort started its work on November 18.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:22:08 +0600
Parliament Committee supports Abdygulov for Vice Prime Minister position Bishkek, Nov. 21, 2017. /Kabar/. Today, November 21st, The Committee on Constitutional Legislation, State Structure, Judicial and Legal Issues and the Rules of the Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament) approved Tolkunbek Abdygulov for the position of Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan.

The information about the candidate was presented by the Prime Minister Sapar Isakov. It should be noted that earlier this position was held by Duishenbek Zilaliyev. Abdygulov was the First Vice Prime minister.

According to mass media, now the candidacy of Askarbek Shadiev, a deputy from the Bir Bol faction, is proposed for the post of the First Vice Prime minister.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:59:58 +0600
Kyrgyzstan informs the UN member states of Kyrgyz-Kazakh border situation Bishkek, Nov. 21, 2017. /Kabar/. The Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan to the UN in New York informed the UN member states on the current Kyrgyz-Kazakh border situation, the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry reported.

According to her, on November 17, 2017, within the framework of the Second Committee’s work at the headquarter of the UN General Assembly, a package of resolutions on economic, environmental and financial issues was considered.

When considering the resolution "Unilateral economic measures as a means of political and economic coercion of developing countries," Permanent Representative of Kyrgyz Republic at the UN, Ms. Moldoisaeva issued a statement in which she noted that from October 10, 2017, Kazakhstan imposed artificial obstacles to free movement of people, transport and goods. The UN member states were informed of the current situation on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border, the use of an economic and transport blockade, with the aim of causing economic damage to Kyrgyzstan and undermining the investment and tourism attractiveness of the country.

The main idea of the resolution states that no state can apply unilateral economic, political measures or measures of any other kind with the aim of achieving the subordination of another state. The Kyrgyz delegation expressed the hope that the adopted document will serve as an important impetus for the cessation of obstacles that not only undermine the spirit of brotherhood and cooperation between peoples, but also damage the sustainable development of countries.

Kyrgyzstan voted to adopt the resolution. In total, the resolution was supported by 116 states, 2 states - the USA and Israel voted against and 49 states abstained.

It should be noted that сcurrent resolution has been promoted by developing countries for many years. It is not surprising, that the position "Against" or "Abstain" is mainly expressed by developed countries who consider the application of sanctions and other unilateral measures permissible, with the aim of influencing the domestic political situation in a particular country. During the current 72nd session, the US and Israel voted against the resolution. Most European countries abstained from voting.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:37:44 +0600
Italian President congratulates President-elect of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Nov. 21, 2017. /Kabar/. President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella sent a congratulatory telegram to Sooronbai Zheenbekov in connection with his election as president of Kyrgyzstan. This was reported by the press office of the elected president Sooronbai Jeenbekov

"On the occasion of your election as the new President of the Kyrgyz Republic, I would like to extend to you, on behalf of the Italian people and myself, the warmest congratulations and wishes for the fruitful exercise of your high authority. Kyrgyzstan and Italy celebrate this year the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. I express the wish that, on these promising bases, Bishkek and Rome will be able to consolidate the relations of strong friendship that binds them, further strengthening cooperation in all areas of mutual interest, both at the bilateral level and in the context of international forums. Also for the benefit of peace, social and economic growth of our peoples, with these feelings, I renew my best wishes of success for fulfilling your high mission and well-being to the friendly people of Kyrgyzstan," said Sergio Mattarella in a congratulatory telegram.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:26:01 +0600
Victory of Kyrgyz Taekwondo Team Bishkek, Nov. 20, 2017. /Kabar/.The Kyrgyz Taekwondo team won 10 medals at the international Grand Prix Almaty Taekwondo Tournament in Kazakhstan, President of the Taekwondo Federation in Kyrgyzstan Vitalyi Oleinichenko told.

The tournament was held on November 18 in Almaty. More than 300 athletes from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan took part in the competitions.

The team of Kyrgyzstan was represented by 11 sportsmen led by Kurban Zakirov, Nazira Utesheva and judge Sergei Dubov. As a result, the team from Kyrgyzstan won four gold, one silver and five bronze medals.

The champions were Nurmat Aidarov, Khadizha Isabekova, Naila Mirbek kizi and Adinay Seitkaziyeva. Adinai Romova brought silver to her team. Isa Asakeev, Bael Syrgakov, Aktan Temirbekov, Altynai Sharshenova and Altynay Talibbekova won the bronze medals.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:46:00 +0600
Environmentally friendly products of Kyrgyzstan are in Moscow store Bishkek, Nov. 20, 2017. /Kabar/. In Moscow, store of environmentally friendly products started actively functioning, the web site reported.

The store includes more than 130 kinds of products of all categories: meat, milk, flavored spices, dried fruits, national drinks, jam candies, leather goods (wallets, whip), souvenirs, headdresses (kalpak-national hat, kerchiefs, etc.), mountain honey of different varieties and many other Kyrgyz best goods.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:21:43 +0600
Atambayev leaves behind stable and developing country Bishkek, Nov. 20, 2017. /Kabar/. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev leaves behind a stable and developing country, political expert Ainura Arzymatova told Kabar Agency.

She said that today's final press conference of President Almazbek Atambayev is historic. "It is historic in the sense that it showed how the legally elected president should leave on time in accordance with the Constitution. “At today's press conference we were also able to get answers from the president of what he could do and what he unfortunately could not do. I think that what he put on his agenda to complete and what was expected of him from the public was accomplished. In any case, the head of state laid a great groundwork for the development of the country. This foundation passes to the next president, and we are very thankful that Atambayev left us a stable, developing country," she said.

The political expert emphasized that the president is leaving behind important strategic programs. "We could see that despite everything, Atambayev defended the honor and dignity of his country, including its independence," Arzymatova noted.

The political expert thinks that the answers of the head of state were sincere and open.

"The president himself said that sometimes he is emotional. But if to compare, many presidents are often framed and incommunicative. They are not interesting to listen to, because their answers are often veiled. As for Atambayev's press conference, it was very open and sincere. He is a patriot of his country. Moreover, President Atambayev stands higher than all the other presidents because he is always sincere and open. People like his this kind of personality too,"Arzymatova said.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:48:19 +0600
Atambayev’s press conference assessed to be honest and sincere Bishkek, Nov. 20, 2017. /Kabar/. During the final press conference, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev gave honest and sincere answers to journalists' questions, expert Kairat Osmonaliev told Kabar Agency.

According to the expert, the president’s sincerity was specially highlighted in his last press conference.

"Indeed, looking back, we see that this is already another country with a changed worldview. In this regard we can say that Kyrgyzstan is already confidently going forward in terms of its strategy. We will take into account those mistakes that were allowed. I would like to add that there was hope at the very beginning that we will immediately defeat corruption and restore order. Thus during the presidency of Atambayev, the mechanisms are laid for it in order to achieve good results, including changes that were made during the referendum. They will work," he said.

Osmonaliev said that the journalists' questions were diversified.

"It was clear that the president fully handles the situation in the country. He sees the root of the topical issues that used to cause the sensation. Atambayev said that he himself monitors the situation, including in social networks. The president said that journalists are making their contribution, and officials listen to the opinion of the public. I think that this is the merit of the team that Atambayev brought 6 years ago," the expert added.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:52:10 +0600