Breaking news http://kabar.kg/eng/rss/ Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:23:49 +0600 Kabar.kg 60 Turkmenistan bans alcohol ahead of flagship sporting event Reclusive Turkmenistan has banned sales of alcohol until October to ensure "public order" ahead of a key sporting event the country is hosting next month, an official in the trade ministry told AFP Saturday.

The ban is related to the hosting of the Asian Games in the second half of September, the official who requested anonymity explained in a telephone conversation.

"The main goal of the ban is to ensure peace and public order in the country in connection with the strengthened regime introduced by law enforcement agencies from August 17," the source added.

An AFP correspondent walked past a number of liquor stores in the white marble-clad capital Ashgabat and found them all to be closed.

Energy-rich Turkmenistan is hosting the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games from September 17 to September 27. The event has become a highlight of state propaganda in the repressive Central Asian country and strongman President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has been shown playing a central role in preparations.

On Thursday the government announced the unusual step of closing land borders ahead of the games, while a ban on smoking during the event was already in place.

Despite Berdymukhamedov officially encouraging belt-tightening as the country reels from an economic crisis brought on by low gas prices, the government has spent heavily on infrastructure connected to the games.

Earlier this month Human Rights Watch and the Vienna-based Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights urged the Olympic Council of Asia to remind Turkmenistan of its rights obligations amid what appears to be a crackdown on the country's scattering of independent journalists.

According to the two groups female journalist Soltan Achilova, who works for the US-funded RFE/RL agency, has faced verbal and physical intimidation in recent months from unknown men while one of her colleagues was jailed on bogus narcotics charges in 2015.

Both Berdymukhamedov and his erratic predecessor Saparmurat Niyazov are honoured by golden monuments in a country whose isolation and leadership cults have regularly drawn comparisons with North Korea.

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Kyrgyzstan ratifies remediation agreement The uranium mining and milling legacy site at Mailuu-Suu in Kyrgyzstan has 36 tailings and mine waste piles (Image: European Commission)

All the basic conditions are now in place for remediation work to begin at several uranium legacy sites in Kyrgyzstan after the country ratified a framework agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The European Union is to provide an initial contribution of €16.5 million ($19.4 million) for the work.

The framework agreement, which Kyrgyzstan signed in January, is a precondition for the implementation of projects under the EBRD's Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia fund. Today, the EU's Delegation to Kyrgyzstan said it welcomed the country's swift ratification of the agreement, which was passed by the Kyrgyz parliament on 28 June and signed into law by President Almazbek Atambayev earlier this month.

Central Asia was an important uranium-producing region in the former Soviet Union, leading to a large accumulation of radioactive contaminated material at mines in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and placed in waste dumps and tailing sites. Most of the mines were closed by 1995, but very little remediation of either mining sites or tailings storage facilities has been carried out. Many of the uranium legacy sites are in populated areas.

The EU has funded technical studies and environmental impact assessments at Kyrgyz uranium legacy sites in the areas of Mailiuu-Suu, Min-Khush and Shekaftar. Remediation work, which will improve living conditions in these areas and ensure the protection of the population from radiation exposure from the legacy sites, will be implemented through the EBRD fund beginning at Min-Khush and Shekaftar. The EU is currently the only contributor to the fund.

The Kyrgyz government will now be required to set up the necessary structures to manage the projects. The EU Delegation said technical assistance would be provided to enable it to do this.

A strategic master plan for the remediation of the Central Asian uranium legacy sites, setting out the technical basis for the remediation activities, has been prepared under the leadership of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and is to be signed during the IAEA's General Conference in September.

Researched and written
by World Nuclear News

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Kyrgyzstan where Turkic nomadic culture still lives As the first country to split from the Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan is a proud country that still honors its nomadic heritage

"Nobody doesn't like this," is what the gold-toothed man told me. He had just chugged an entire bottle of kymyz, lightly fermented horse milk. All of us had been standing in a circle eager to sample this unusual beverage and had immediately, upon taking a sip, either frowned, gagged or retched [editor's note, kymyz is wonderful and delicious]. It had layers of flavor, each of them completely indescribable and equally revolting. My brother had purchased it from a woman by the side of the road selling it out of a plastic bucket. We applauded the gold-toothed man who was now my hero. He had the fortitude to survive in this crazy country.

How I met my new hero is a tale full of joy and woe in equal measure, of delicious cuisine and food poisoning, of policemen in funny hats and nomadic hospitality. For this week's column I spent 10 days in Kyrgyzstan, driving around in a rental car and camping.

I'd been hearing more and more about this small Central Asian republic for the past year. Other travelers spoke about its incomparable natural beauty. It has a tentative historical connection to Turkey, as Turks claim descent from the same nomadic tribes and traditions that are still alive in Kyrgyzstan today. Although Russian is widely spoken, the Kyrgyz and Turkish languages are in the same wider language family. The country is loaded with old Soviet Russia architecture and the Silk Road caravanserais. As the first country to gain independence from the Soviet Union during its collapse, the Kyrgyz are proud of their heritage. As a bonus, it's also cheap to travel around this country, and I really wanted to see it.

So some friends and I planned a trip from Bishkek to the ends of Issyk Kul, the huge warm lake to the east, and everything in between. We hiked, swam and stayed in dormitories. We gamboled on the prairie steppe and climbed up craggy mountains. What follows is my travel journal from our 10 days of roaming in the home of some of the last the Central Asian nomads.

Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan's capitol gives the overwhelming impression of scrap trash piled in a grid. Construction plagues every other building, with building wrap flapping in the wind. Very difficult to navigate, its square matrix of avenues stretches for mile upon dusty mile. During our midnight drive from the airport to Tunduk Hostel some 30 kilometers away, our driver pointed out all the features of the city: The National Museum, Bishkek Big Ben clock tower, the White House and the Statue of Lenin. Each was either a stack of massive grey cubes, or an empty park. It's clear nobody comes to Bishkek for its historic old town.

We were stuck there three days waiting for our arranged rental car to become available. In the meantime, we tried to explore and mostly failed, since the city's so large. Our hosts at Tunduk, I cannot recommend this place enough, took us out to the rough town center, Chuy Prospect. At one end was Sum, a supermarket with an ostentatious series of fountains and horse statues, and at the other was our destination, Chebak Pub. The food all tasted like fried gelatin, but at least they had a live band playing Top 40 covers, plus a healthy dose of Russian Shanson.

Food was neither incredible nor ghastly. Our first meal was a tasty bowl of Korean Bi Bim Bap at Cafe Koreana. During the Korean War, the Soviet Union split up ethnic Koreans living in the Soviet Union, and resettled them in other soviet Central Asian republics. Our hostel, just next to the Korean Embassy, had a number of good places to eat nearby. My $5 dish of rice, vegetables and pickled things was simultaneously the most expensive and best thing I ate in the country. Another Korean BBQ place burned me, however, when I asked for something like a kebab, and they brought me stir-fried dog meat.

Burana Tower

In the middle of a big open nowhere stands a 45-meter (150-foot) tall brick tower, the reconstructed remnants of an old Silk Road minaret. Burana was once a prosperous town, complete with a mosque complex, housing for traders and walls, but all of it has fallen down over the centuries. Even the minaret has lost half its original height.

We hired a driver to take us the 80 kilometers there for 2,000 som ($30) and wait for us while we explored. To climb the tower, you go up a twisty metal staircase on the outside, and then squeeze through a narrow lightless tunnel inside. Atop the tower, you get a panorama of the great big nowhere and the stone monuments nearby.

The early Turkic people who lived in and around what is now Kyrgyzstan put up funeral monuments, stones the size of graves, carved to resemble great warriors. They look at bit like giant matryoshka dolls, staring out silently across the plateau. Some look noble, while others look quite awkward. All of them hint at a history buried by years of neglect.

Kyrgyzstan where Turkic nomadic culture still lives

Issyk Kul

This is what we'd all been excited about. We began a long trek across the country to the lake, gaping stupidly at the mountains on either side of the highway. We decided to take the Southern route, because while the Northern road has more touristic stops, we were keen to avoid tourist traps, trashy beaches and cops who wanted bribes. The south road also offered the best open empty views.

Kyrgyzstan's highways are where the country begins to make sense. Besides the gorgeous natural scenery, we got a look at the weft of common life here. We stopped at a town for groceries. The locals shouted with joy to greet us and sold us glorious "xashan," soft bread buns stuffed with meat and onions. We saw young men riding horses without saddles on plains and highways, either driving herds of sheep or doing the most mundane of errands. We saw a number of strange cemeteries of hand-built tombs built either to resemble a birdcage or the Taj Mahal. We saw our first yurt camps, white squat domes covered in traditional designs. We observed what we dubbed the Kyrgyz national activity, which was parking a car and then getting a bunch of people to stand around it.

When we asked locals where we could camp, they seemed almost confused by the question. Camp wherever you want, they said. Of course you can camp there. Nomad culture lends a broad acceptance of using anywhere in the empty expanse of the steppe for a night's rest. Our first night was spent in a pasture with a silky river flowing through it, loaded with gray glacial silt. Our next was spent on the shores of the vast lake itself.

Issyk Kul is the second-highest alpine lake in the world and does not freeze. I received competing answers for why that was from the locals, either it was too salty or there was geothermal activity down below, or the glacial runoff ensures warm water stayed on top. When you jump into the lake's slate-blue waters, it is cold on the surface, but gently warm near your toes. Our happiest moments on the trip were spent on the shores, cooking things on the fire and looking at the tips of the giant snowy mountains across the lake's azure surface.

Jeti-Oguz

After a few days of camping on the lake we were ready to hit Karakol, an old Russian Orthodox outpost. It felt rural, with handmade gates and unpaved roads. We popped into the Community Based Tourism (CBT) office to figure out what's up.

Across most of Kyrgyzstan's towns, you can find local CBT offices for tours, tips and accommodation. Founded in 2004, it connects travelers to local families and businesses, both to offer assistance to locals and to help tourists get a more authentic connection to the culture. We stepped into one in Karakol for the first time, and it was the easiest time I've had booking and learning about things, ever. The CBT office in Karakol set us up with Guest House Nur. We stayed there for two nights, chatting as best we could with the family, despite a significant language barrier. And at only 800 som for a bed and breakfast, it was easy on the wallet.

The CBT people also sent us up to Jeti Oguz, the "Seven Bulls," seven hills of rippled red stone jutting out from the pine forest, for a day hike. Some incomprehensible quirk of geology spat them out from the emptiness of the steppe crust a trillion years ago. Then locals dubbed the seven hills "bulls" because, obviously, a red boulder the size of a small mountain looks exactly like a bull.

On the drive out from Karakol, we stopped by the side of the road for some eagle time. Kyrgyz use golden eagles and falcons to hunt. I have no idea how it works. I wanted to ask our new eagle handler friends about it, but they kept putting eagles on me and demanding money to take pictures, so we ran away.

Past the Seven Bulls is the town of Broken Heart, where we met my hero, offering pictures from atop his horse. Driven by promises of a waterfall in the mountains, we went 14 kilometers up a dirt road through a rainy pine forest. Soon the forest opened into a wide pasture, a "jailoo," and we could see a plethora of traditional yurts dotting the mountainside. Kyrgyz kids ran around and played with horses and bows. It was summer camp. Up here, wind rippled the grasses and horses' manes. Sunlight lanced across the golden green pastures and drew shadows across the river. We marveled that the locals just considered it a normal thing to hang out in the summers in such a beautiful place.

Walking down the trail, we saw a group of men on horses near a new Jeep stuck deep in the mud by the banks of the river. Clearly they were about to attempt to pull it out. One man stood on the roof of the Jeep, smoking a cigarette, when suddenly he said something and all the horsemen turned and looked at us. We all laughed at the same time, caught in mutual appreciation. Back at the parking lot, my golden-toothed friend leaned onto the car window and got a picture with us. The real beauty of Kyrgyzstan isn't just the monuments, mountains, "jailoos" (summer pastures) or dormitories but the warmth of its smiling people.

Source: Daily Sabah Travel

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Kurman Ait will be celebrated in Kyrgyzstan on Sept. 1 BISHKEK, Aug. 18, 2017 / Kabar /. According to the Labor Code, Kyrgyzstanis will rest for four days from August 31 to September 4.

According to the information of the press service of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, August 31 is the Independence Day of Kyrgyzstan is a red day of the calendar and, accordingly, a non-working day.

In addition, September 1 is the day of Kurman Ait celebration, and the day of celebration of the Muslim holiday is a non-working day.

Kurman Ait or Id al-Adha (feast of sacrifice) is one of the main Muslim holidays. Kurman Ait completes a ritual of pilgrimage to the holy places of Islam in Mecca and Medina (Saudi Arabia).

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President Atambayev receives Prosecutor General Indira Dzholdubaeva BISHKEK, Aug. 18, 2017 / Kabar /. President Atambayev received Prosecutor General of the country Indira Dzholdubaeva, the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported.

During the meeting President was informed about the condition of law and order in the country ongoing work to coordinate the activities of law enforcement agencies in combating various types of crimes. Dzholdubaeva also reported on the intensification of work, primarily in the economic sphere, to identify and suppress corruption manifestations.

Dzholdubaeva dwelled on the measures taken to organize the work of the prosecutor's office during the preparation and conducting of presidential elections in order to ensure strict compliance with the requirements of the Constitution and to prevent violations of electoral legislations.

Atambayev stressed the special importance of ensuring due supervision at all stages of the forthcoming elections in order not to allow violation of the electoral rights of citizens and participants in the electoral process.

The President also noted the need to strengthen the fight against corruption, stressing that this work assumes special importance in the context of measures taken to protect the rights of entrepreneurs and reform of the system of law enforcement agencies of the country.

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:47:39 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/president-atambayev-receives-prosecutor-general-indira-dzoldubaeva/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/president-atambayev-receives-prosecutor-general-indira-dzoldubaeva/
IBC Hospitality and tourist services in Kyrgyzstan Participants Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:05:47 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/mds-hospitality-and-tourist-services-in-kyrgyzstan-participants/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/mds-hospitality-and-tourist-services-in-kyrgyzstan-participants/ Atambayev expresses condolences to King of Spain in connection with terrorist attack in Barcelona Bishkek, Aug. 18, 2017/ /Kabar /. President Almazbek Atambayev expressed his condolences to the King of Spain, Philip VI, in connection with the death of citizens as a result of the terrorist attack in Barcelona, ​​the presidential press service reported.

"I was very worried about the tragic news about the terrorist attack in Barcelona, ​​which resulted in casualties among civilians. Kyrgyzstan strongly condemns this inhuman crime. Any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable acts, regardless of their motivation," the condolence message says.

Atambayev conveyed deep condolences and words of sympathy to the families and friends of the deceased, the entire Spanish people, and also wishes for the speedy recovery of all the victims.

Recall that two terrorist attacks occurred in Spain in a day. In Barcelona, ​​the van drove into the crowd in a pedestrian street, killing 13 people, more than 100 injured. Then a similar incident occurred in the Catalan Cambrils, as a result of the terrorist attack, seven people were injured.

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International festival of pilaf will be held in Osh BISHKEK, Aug.18, 2017. / Kabar /. The International Festival of pilaf "Friendship of the Peoples of Asia" will be opened in Osh on August 20.

The culinary competition will be attended by the best chefs from Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

All guests of the festival are waiting pleasant surprises from the organizers, as well as a unique opportunity to taste the pilaf prepared by the best chefs of Central Asia and Russia.

The winner of the festival will receive a prize - a trip to the UAE.

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Writers from CIS countries and Arab states honor memory of Chyngyz Aitmatov BISHKEK, Aug. 18, 2017 / Kabar /. Famous and outstanding writers from CIS countries and Arab states honored the memory of famous Kyrgyz writer Chyngyz Aitmatov at Ata-Beyit memorial complex outskirts of Bishkek. They laid flowers to the grave of the writer and read a nominal prayer .

The guests spoke warmly about Chyngyz Aitmatov’s personality and quoted excerpts from his works underlining all depth of his thoughts. The writer’s sister Roza Aitmatova thanked all people for their warm words and told how much important is this place for their family.

Later the excursion was organized for guests in the territory of complex.

The delegation of guests also will take part in opening of the first forum “Aitmatov’s readings”.

International Forum “Aitmatov’s reading” is held on the basis of reached agreements of Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev and Tatarstan’s President Rustam Minnihanov. The aim of this event is popularization of Chyngyz Aitmatov’s richest heritage through dialogue of culture and partnership of civilizations.

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Wrestlers from Kyrgyzstan to participate in World championship in Athens BISHKEK, Aug. 18, 2017 / Kabar /. National team of Kyrgyzstan will participate in Greco-Roman wrestling among cadets in the World Championship in Greece, the press service of State Agency for Youth Affairs, Physical Culture and Sports reported.

Championship will be held on September 2-7 in Athens. 5 wrestlers at the age of 17 will represent Kyrgyzstan. All of them are candidates for master of sports.

National team composition:

1. Murat uulu Ulan born in 2000, CMS up to 42 kg

2. Kanybek uulu Ermek born in 2000, CMS up to 50 kg

3. Kuttubek uulu Akylbek, born in 2000, CMS up to 58 kg

4. Begaliev Almazbek born in 2000, CMS up to 63 kg

5. Talantbekov Akylbek, born in 2000, CMS up to 76 kg

6. Mambetov Ratbek is a senior coach.

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BRICS mechanism has bright future: New Development Bank VP By Ji Peijuan from People’s Daily

The vice president of the New Development Bank (NDB) said BRICS countries will enjoy a bright future provided we work hard and cooperate together to maximize our effectiveness.

The NDB is currently preparing to accept new members, Paulo Nogueira Batista told People’s Daily in a recent exclusive interview.

The NDB is the multilateral institution set up 2 years ago by the five BRICS members.

The bank will expand its coverage in the future to increase its capital base and gain greater international influence, he added.

Batista said that Western economists have been predicting a hard landing for China since the 1990s. However, facts have proved that China has been doing remarkably well.

“A growth of 6 or 7 percent per year for a large economy like China is a major achievement,” the NDB official noted, saying that China will keep playing a vital role in the world economy. Batista believes that China would remain a chief factor in world growth.

Many people have been worrying about the slowdown in economic growth of the BRICS countries, but Batista remains positive about the economic prospects of these nations. “China has a large weight in the world economy, and the BRICS countries will continue to hold the key to a large part of what happens in terms of world growth,” Batista predicted.

The NDB officially started operations in Shanghai on July 21, 2015. “We’ve had enormous support from Beijing, and it was really the best decision for the NDB to be based in China,” Batista said.

Batista admitted the importance of the existing banks, including the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, but said they are not fulfilling all the needs of the developing countries. “We also intend to be new, as our name promises, whenever there is a need to do things differently,” he said.

“We want to be a bank that is more focused on equal relationships, relationships of respect with borrowing countries,” he said, adding that “we are not going to be in the business of dictating policy or even recommending policy.”

The three-billion-yuan green bond first issued by the NDB in China last summer has been well accepted. Batista said the bank will continue to issue bonds in the national currencies of member countries, which will allow NDB to provide local currency financing.

“It’s a new area that challenges us, but we are confident that we can continue down this road and offer clients something that they don’t normally get from other multilateral development banks,” Batista noted.

With the rise in China’s global position, the voice of developing countries is also getting louder in the international arena.

Batista said that the BRICS countries are one major source of voice for emerging markets and developing countries on international platforms such as the World Bank, G20 summit and International Monetary Fund.

“As China grows in the world, I believe China will naturally have an increasingly greater voice,” he stressed.

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The coolest campsite ever - Kyrgyzstan Video by Brendan van Son

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Chinese Embassy assures that Kyrgyz students receive educational visas timely BISHKEK, Aug. 17, 2017. /Kabar/. The Chinese Embassy in Bishkek makes efforts to timely issue visas to Kyrgyz students studying in Chinese universities. State Secretary of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aibek Omokeyev and Chinese Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Xiao Tsinhua discussed the details of this issue.

The Chinese diplomat assured that the embassy, ​​taking into account the need for the timely departure of students from Kyrgyzstan to China at the beginning of the academic year, will make maximum efforts to complete the issuing of visas for students.

Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Kyrgyzstan Kudaiberdy Kozhobekov also took part in the meeting.

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Kyrgyz civil servants will go to study in leading universities of Japan Bishkek, Aug. 17, 2017 / Kabar /. A group of civil servants will go to study in the leading universities in Japan, the press service of the Kyrgyz State Personnel Service reported.

There was a ceremony of signing contracts between Kyrgyz State Personnel Service and Japanese Center for International Cooperation (JICA) for performing services on the project JDS for 2017-2018.

Director of Kyrgyz Personnel Service Nurhanbek Momunaliev took part in the ceremony of signing contract.

At the beginning of the event Momunaliev warmly welcomed the representatives of Japanese side led by Hashimoto Wakako.
Momunaliev said that training in Japan proves a great opportunity for our staff to introduce the best practices and knowledge of Japan in the work of state bodies and local government of Kyrgyzstan, professionalism and creativity in implementing the planned plans for economic recovery and development of the country.

Since 2007, according to the JDS project, 10 groups of fellows have been amount of 161 people from among state and municipal employees received Master’s Degree at the universities of Japan.

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Final documents signed as a result of meetings of intergovernmental commissions of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Bishkek, Aug. 17, 2017. / Kabar/. Meetings of Intergovernmental Commission on bilateral cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and on the delimitation and demarcation of the state borders between the two countries is held in Bishkek on August 16 under the Chairmanship of Prime Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov and Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov, the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported.

The following documents were signed as a result of the talks: the protocol of the 8th meeting of the joint Intergovernmental Commission on bilateral cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, also the protocol of the joint meeting of the Government delegation on delimitation and demarcation Kyrgyz-Uzbek borders.

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Tourist from Spain fell and broke his leg in Kyrgyz mountains Bishkek, Aug. 17, 2017 / Kabar /. 57 years old Spanish mountain climber fell from mountain on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and was taken to Osh regional hospital with injuries.

According to the information of the Ministry of Health, this accident was occurred on August 16. Doctors diagnosed a foreigner with a closed comminuted fracture with a shift of the right tibia. Now he is in the department of traumatology.

“The patient is provided with all necessary medicines, treatment and is under control of doctors,” said Ministry of Health.

In summer of 2017 two tourists from Germany and Russia were injured and hospitalized in Kyrgyzstan, and also a climber from Turkey died in the Kyrgyz mountains.

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Kyrgyz culture and dances presented at the festival in Italy BISHKEK, Aug. 17, 2017. / Kabar /. Representatives of Kyrgyzstan took part in the international festival of cultures "Peoples meet" in Italy. Creative groups that represent the culture of Africa, Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia also take part in the festival, the Bishkek Mayor's Office reported.

The delegation from Kyrgyzstan was formed from two groups: the vocal-choreographic ensemble "Adis" and folklore ensemble "Nur". The Italian audience got acquainted with the culture, traditions and national costumes of Kyrgyzstan. The artists performed on the stages of the cities: Matelika, Ortezzano, Taurano, Anacapri, Forino and Bitonto.

The Kyrgyz people, living in Italy, came to support and greet the artists. In addition, they organized a trip for the entire Kyrgyz delegation to the Adriatic Sea.

Over the past 15 years, Kyrgyzstan has been participating in this festival for the first time.

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Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan ready to sign intermediate agreement on border Bishkek, Aug. 17, 2017. / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan agreed to include a description of the draft state border with a total length of 1 thousand 170.53 km into the intermediate agreement on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov said following the meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on the delimitation and demarcation of the state border between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

Zheenbekov noted a positive dynamics in the process of the delimitation and demarcation

"Since August 2016, 15 meetings have been held. To date, a description has been prepared of the draft state border of total length of 1 thousand 170.53 km, which the sides agreed to include in the intermediate agreement between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border. I am confident that the signing of the Intermediate Agreement will give a positive impetus to the further work of our delegation on the delimitation and demarcation of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border. And it will bring our negotiations to a qualitatively new level," the prime minister of Kyrgyzstan said.

The 8th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on the bilateral cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan is held in Bishkek on Aug. 16. The delegation of Uzbekistan was headed by Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:27:56 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-uzbekistan-ready-to-sign-intermediate-agreement-on-border/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-uzbekistan-ready-to-sign-intermediate-agreement-on-border/
Isakov presents Taza Koom project to representatives of European IT companies BISHKEK, Aug. 17, 2017. / Kabar /. Chief of the President’s Office Sapar Isakov met with director of EST Prototype Ltd Erik-Erki Murem and commercial director of Gemalto Jiri Sedlacek.

During the meeting, the sides discussed the implementation of innovative projects within the framework of the Taza Koom digital transformation program, the president’s press service reported.

Isakov stressed that in Kyrgyzstan now systematic work is underway to create conditions for the transition to a digital economy.

"This will allow us to significantly improve the population's access to public services, reduce corruption, and optimize the process of interaction between government agencies. Innovative solutions must be implemented in all spheres of the country's life," said Isakov.

He also said that Kyrgyzstan is interested in attracting investments, modern IT technologies and advanced business management experience from Western countries.

Representatives of European IT companies, in turn, expressed their readiness to support the ongoing work in the country to implement the Taza Koom program.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:41:03 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/isakov-presents-taza-koom-project-to-representatives-of-european-it-companies/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/isakov-presents-taza-koom-project-to-representatives-of-european-it-companies/
Forty-five new Peace Corps volunteers arrive in Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK, Aug. 17, 2017. / Kabar/. Forty five (45) new Peace Corps Volunteers arrived at Manas Airport early Monday flying from Washington D.C. There, the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic led by Ambassador Kadyr Toktugulov held a very hospitable, truly Kyrgyz send-off reception, US Peace Corps in Kyrgyz Republic reported.

The US Peace Corps in the Kyrgyz Republic will feature Host Family Matching Ceremony on August 19, 2017 in Bishkek.

During the next two years, Volunteers will work with local English teachers in Kyrgyz Universities and secondary schools across Naryn, Issky-Kul, Chui, Talas, Osh and Jalalabad supporting the goals of its partner the Ministry of Education and Science. In addition, Volunteers work in their respective communities hosting English clubs and team-teaching supporting the development of improved methodologies and community projects.

These 45 trainees represent Americans diversity ranging in age from 21 to 48 and from Alaska to Hawaii to Massachusetts.

The Host Family Matching Ceremony begins the eleven (11) weeks of intensive Kyrgyz language and cultural training before being assigned to their respective universities and secondary schools across the Kyrgyz Republic. This Saturday morning Volunteers will meet their families from villages of Issyk Ata and Sokuluk Rayons. Living with these host families and adapting to Kyrgyz culture is the most important aspect of training to be a successful volunteer. By eating, doing daily routines, playing with children, feeding animals, cleaning the house with a host family -- these young men and women will begin to practice speaking and understanding Kyrgyz language. Their host families provide their first insights into Kyrgyz culture and daily life. Based on this learning they will gradually adjust and become prepared to serve as TEFL volunteers all across the Kyrgyz Republic.

Peace Corps will celebrate its 25th anniversary in the Kyrgyz Republic next year. More than 1,160 American Peace Corps Volunteers have served in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order on March 1, 1961, more than 200,000 Americans have served in 140 host countries. Today, nearly 7,000 volunteers are working with local communities in 68 host countries. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment and the mission is to promote world peace and friendship and a better understanding between Americans and people of other countries.

The Peace Corps Volunteers are here at the invitation of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic based on an agreement that was signed in 1992.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:13:52 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/forty-five-new-peace-corps-volunteers-arrive-in-kyrgyzstan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/forty-five-new-peace-corps-volunteers-arrive-in-kyrgyzstan/
IFC helps Kyrgyz Republic improve access to high-quality healthcare services BISHKEK, Aug. 17, 2017 / Kabar /. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, helped the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic improve dialysis treatment for patients suffering from kidney failure, part of the Government’s effort to improve patients access to high-quality health services in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Every year, more and more people are suffering from kidney failure in the Kyrgyz Republic, and only 20% of patients that need lifesaving dialysis treatment have access to it through public health facilities.

The Ministry of Health signed a landmark public-private partnership (PPP) agreement today with Germany company, Fresenius Medical Care, which won a competitive bidding process to provide dialysis services. Fresenius Medical Care is a global leader in dialysis services.

"We have been actively working to collaborate with the private sector to meet the growing needs for high-quality healthcare services," said Talantbek Batyraliev, the Kyrgyz Republic's Minister of Health. "We are now happy to sign this first-of-its-kind, market-changing PPP agreement which will ensure our citizens have access to high-quality, international-quality dialysis treatment from the global leader in dialysis services."

The partnership will ensure the company provides all-inclusive dialysis treatment to the people of Bishkek and two other densely populated regions, known as oblasts, covering about 75 percent of the Kyrgyz population. The new dialysis centers are part of a Ministry of Health program to improve the country’s healthcare infrastructure, including through the use of public-private-partnerships.

At the request of the Ministry of Health, IFC provided advice and expertise in implementing the project, which is the first developed under the Ministry of Health’s public-private partnership program. The dialysis project is expected to deliver high-quality services in accordance with the best industry standards, save the government money, and expand access of dialysis services to more patients.

“This is an excellent example of how the private and public sectors can work together to make a difference,” said Moazzam Mekan, IFC Regional Manager for Central Asia. “Public-private partnerships are a central component of the government's strategy for private sector development in the country. We are happy to have worked with the Ministry of Health to provide transaction advisory services in implementation of this project at international standards to attract a highly-qualified partner to increase people’s access to affordable dialysis treatment. IFC stands ready to continue to support the government in achieving its goals to increase private investment and improve its people’s access to quality services.”

This project is supported by several development organizations, such as KfW, which is acting on behalf of the German Development Ministry and the governments of Austria, Hungary and Switzerland.

About IFC
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world. In FY16, we delivered a record $19 billion in long-term financing for developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to help end poverty and boost shared prosperity.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:59:38 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/ifc-helps-kyrgyz-republic-improve-access-to-high-quality-healthcare-services/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/ifc-helps-kyrgyz-republic-improve-access-to-high-quality-healthcare-services/
Beyond The Yurt: Transforming The Central Asian Travel Experience Get lost. This is hardly a goal of any traveler. Most people want to discover unique places without compromising safety and wellbeing. That’s why most cultures revere the role of a guide. The ancient Greeks worshipped Ariadneand her lifesaving thread through the mythical labyrinths. Native American heroine Sacagawea was indispensable to the Lewis and Clark Expedition and formation of a national identity in the US. Contemporary tour guide industry is worth $16 billion a year, a rough estimate on track for substantial growth in the coming years. From travel e-giants like Airbnb launching its “Experiences” portfolio in select most popular cities to breakout startups like Veritamo zeroing in on the elite luxury market, more and more tech-savvy companies focus on the segment.

A hunting Golden Eagle flies during the 'Ethno Fest' festival in the village of Ton, near Issyk-Kul lake, some 350 km from Bishkek, on July 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO (Photo credit should read VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

However, if you are an adventurous person interested in “off the beaten track” destinations on a reasonable budget, your options tend to dwindle. Indy Guide is a platform that connects travelers directly with vetted local guides in Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Thanks to the Mongolian mining boom and EXPO 2017 in Astana, this part of the world appeals to those who treasure unspoiled natural wonders and historic Silk Road heritage sites, as well as latest tech ambitions of newly emergent markets.

Courtesy of Indy Guide

Atahan Tosun and Alexandra Tosun, co-founders of Indy Guide

Indy Guide started as an idea during the extended honeymoon of Atahan and Alexandra Tosun in 2015. The Swiss couple spent a year traveling in the region reconnecting with Atahan’s Kazakh cultural roots and exploring far off places. Enchanted by the beauty and the people, they launched this project first based on their own contacts and expertise. Atahan was a bank manager for over a decade and Alexandra’s experience with hospitality industry included working at the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. “For us it is was never about selling tours, but about bring together people with completely different backgrounds. We didn’t expect the project to be so successful so quickly. It just proves people are hungry for authentic travel experiences and that there is real investment in Central Asia,” comment the Tosuns.

Courtesy of Indy Guide

Uzbekistan lures thousands of global tourists with its one of a kind architectural treasures like the ancient city of Bukhara.

Out of all the challenges, re-conceptualizing the image of Central Asia for global audiences was a priority. When the local guides were asked about the biggest misconceptions of their homelands, many came back with one surprising answer: Borat! In 2006, British comedian Sasha Baron Cohen introduced the titular character in his mockumentary: “Borat or Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” A decade later, its pop-cultural impact remains problematic. Despite its satirical nature, the hit film perpetuated a misconstrued vision of the entire region as one “-stan country”. In 2011, American presidential candidate Herman Cain was criticized for his dismissive comment about an imaginary “…beki-beki-stan-stan”. In 2013, US Secretary John Kerry accidentally invented “Kyrzakhstan” in a major diplomatic gaffe. This is one of the most misrepresented parts of the world. It is also home to many of the world’s wonders: the majestic lake Issyk Kul, the vast Altai and Pamir Mountains, the great Gobi Desert, many ancient Silk Road outposts such as Samarkand and Bukhara, as well as the vibrant diverse nomadic culture. Gulnara Apandieva, a guide from Tajikistan, says: “Many people confuse us with our neighbor Afghanistan where things can be dangerous. I am happy to challenge this stereotype, because Tajikistan is safe for visitors and rich with culture where hospitality is number one tradition.”

Courtesy of Indy Guide

Meet friendly local villagers that continue to preserve the age-old way of life.

Over 1000 local providers make Indy Guide the largest regional peer-to-peer network of guides, hosts, drivers and tour operators. This first of its kind independent transparent marketplace features fixed negotiated prices and an honest feedback system. There is simply no cheating; trust is the most valued commodity in this industry. For example, Tashkent-based guide Beck Emirhas sold ready-made tour services to other operators before. The major difference in working with Indy Guide is that it allows Beck to create each program entirely in cooperation with the individual clients. “It is not the number of years providing tours but your passion, knowledge and love of your home that make you the best tour guide or driver,” shares Beck.

Courtesy of Indy Guide

Tajikistan mountainous landscape boasts a variety of wild animals, including Yak (pictured).

Often the quality of experience depends on little things, like knowing simple customs. For example, in nomadic communities, meals may still take place on tapestries on the ground. It is customary for western picnickers to jump across the blanket or step over its corners. In these cultures, this is considered a sign of disrespect and is strictly forbidden. Mongolia is home to some of the most scenic horse trekking routes in the world. However, steppe horses are reared and trained slightly differently from their European or American counterparts. They are friendly and reliable, just used to different handling techniques. Local Indy Guide partner Zhandaulet Erbolat from Mongolia always reminds it’s important to pay attention to the trainers regardless of prior experience with horseback riding to avoid mishaps and injury. Sergey Gluhoverovfrom Kyrgyzstan notes, “The funniest thing is that some tourists expect to see yurts, horses and sheep outside the airport! Then they are surprised to arrive in the quite modern capital city that still keeps its authenticity.” Visitors from global urban centers often misread rural social dynamics in remote areas. One of the common awkward exchanges involves giving money or gifts to children. Children are drawn to newcomers out of curiosity and their families may take offense to such unsolicited gestures. “A kid without an iPad in hand is not automatically a poor unfortunate kid,” stresses one of the guides.

Courtesy of Indy Guide

Mongolian Eagle hunter

World Tourism Organization reports that Central Asia has experienced a nearly twofold increase in international visitors over the last decade. While the exact numbers may not be staggering (the leading designation Kazakhstan recorded about 4.5 million visitors in 2013, a fourth of the Parisian tourist traffic for the same year) the overall trend is overwhelmingly positive. It also empowers local travel industry to mature. Kazakh operator Darkhan Berdirakhmanuly acknowledges that partnering with Indy Guide has been a game-changer for his business: “It affected my work totally. Firstly, I am now an active social media user. I started writing daily posts on Facebook and Instagram, using hashtags related to Almaty and Kazakhstan. Secondly, this is very professional environment for me to realize my knowledge from bachelor degree in tourism management. Thirdly, it is simply a joy!” The company was selected as one of the top five travel start-ups at the World Travel Market in London. It is one of the reasons to be grateful for this initiative that is transforming the Central Asian travel experience both for guests and hosts. How do you say thank you in local languages? Well, a mix of Turkic and Persian heritage has had strong linguistic influences here. Thank you israkhmat in Kyrgyz, Tajik and Uzbek (rakmet, in Kazakh orbayarlalaa, in Mongolian). Now you are one step closer to your own nomadic adventure!

Kyrgyz women wearing traditional dresses gather inside a portable folk dwelling yurt during a folk festival at Kyrgyzstan's Chon-Kurchak valley, some 30km outside Bishkek, on June 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Vyacheslav OSELEDKO (Photo credit should read VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

Five Things to Check Out Before You Go to Central Asia (as recommended by the local guides):

  1. Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergenov is challenging vocal range records in his performances, including the famous Diva Dancesong from “The Fifth Element”
  2. The BAFTA-nominated Mongolian documentary “The Eagle Huntress” by Otto Bell features an exclusive girl power anthem track by Sia
  3. A Kyrgyz novella Jamilia (1958) by Chingiz Aitmatov is often considered to be one of iconic love stories in modern world literature
  4. This Madrid-to-Samarkand diary, published in 1859, is still one of the best examples of diplomatic travel writing: “Narrative of the Embassy of Ruy Gonzalez De Clavijo to the Court of Tomour at Samarcand A.D. 1403-6”
  5. Indy Guide’s Instagram highlights firsthand experiences of the nature, cultural practices and everyday life of the people of Central Asia

By Stephan Rabimov , Contributor

Source: Forbes

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Leader of Ata-Meken faction Tekebayev sentenced to 8 years in prison BISHKEK, Aug. 16, 2017 / Kabar /. The leader of the parliamentary Ata Meken faction Omurbek Tekebayev was sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment with confiscation of property by the decision of the Pervomaiskiy District Court of Bishkek.

The former head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Duishonkul Chotonov was also sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment with confiscation of property.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office opened a criminal case against Tekebaev and Chotonov for corruption and fraud. Russian businessman Leonid Maevsky addressed the State Committee for National Security accusing Tekebaev that in 2010 while Tekebayev was deputy chairman of the Provisional Government, received from him one million dollars of bribe for creating him a number of preferences in the sale of the cellular company "Megacom." He said that Tekebayev did not fulfill his obligations, and refused to return the received money.

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

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:26:42 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/omurbek-tekebayev-sentenced-to-8-years-in-prison/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/omurbek-tekebayev-sentenced-to-8-years-in-prison/
Isakov discusses cooperation issues with head of OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek BISHKEK, Aug. 16, 2017. /Kabar/. Chief of the President’s of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov met with head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, Ambassador Pierre von Arks, the President’s press service reported.

During the meeting, the sides discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation, as well as progress in implementing the OSCE program and project activities in the Kyrgyz Republic, taking into account the recent transformation of the mission.

Sapar Isakov noted with satisfaction the effective work of the OSCE in Kyrgyzstan, and expressed gratitude for the active support of positive changes in the country. At the same time he added that at present the country is carrying out large-scale work on the development of the National Sustainable Development Strategy until 2040, including Taza Koom project.

In his turn, the head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, Ambassador Pierre von Arks, said that the ideas of Taza Koom are in tune with the mission and work of the OSCE. He also stressed the readiness to support Kyrgyzstan in this direction and expressed confidence that soon the sides will be able to work out a plan of joint actions aimed at achieving the goals of implementing the program of digital transformation in the light of the country's strategic initiatives.

The ambassador also added that the Taza Koom program is a vivid example of national leadership both in the country and abroad.

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:15:47 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/isakov-discusses-cooperation-issues-with-head-of-osce-programme-office-in-bishkek/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/isakov-discusses-cooperation-issues-with-head-of-osce-programme-office-in-bishkek/
Travel companies from Kyrgyzstan to participate in Tourism on the Silk Road fair in Tashkent Tashkent, Aug.16, 2017 / Kabar /. The travel companies from Kyrgyzstan confirmed their participation in the International Tashkent Tourist Fair (ITTF) “Tourism on the Silk Road” which will be held from October 3-5, State Committee for Tourism of Uzbekistan reported.

To date representatives of Dominican Republic, Egypt, Singapore and Malaysia confirmed their participation in this exhibition, the press service said.
The program of the fair includes of the festival of national dishes "Taste of the Silk Road", and its main theme will be a gastronomic journey along the Great Silk Road.

Within the framework of ITTF, 2017, an international conference under the auspices of UNWTO on the theme "Silk Road in the Historical Projection of the Development of International Tourism" will be held.

The conference will be held on October 6 in Khiva.

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:27:31 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/travel-companies-from-kyrgyzstan-to-participate-in-tourism-on-the-silk-road-fair-in-tashkent/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/travel-companies-from-kyrgyzstan-to-participate-in-tourism-on-the-silk-road-fair-in-tashkent/
Sportsmen from Kyrgyzstan to participate in World Universiade in Taipei BISHKEK, Aug. 16, 2017 / Kabar /. The sports delegation of Kyrgyzstan will perform at the World Universiade in China, which will be held from 19 to 30 August 2017 in Taipei, the State Agency for Youth, Physical Culture and Sports reported. Sportsmen from Kyrgyzstan will compete in these competitions in the following kinds of sports: athletics, judo, taekwondo WTF. The sports delegation of the republic included 11 people, 2 athletes in track and field athletics, four in judo, one in taekwondo WTF and four coaches.

The program of the Universiade includes competitions in 21 kinds of sports: badminton, basketball, baseball, water polo, volleyball, golf, judo, track and field, table tennis, swimming, diving, roller sports, gymnastics, archery, Tennis, taekwondo, weightlifting, wushu, fencing, football, artistic gymnastics.

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:54:42 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/sportsmen-from-kyrgyzstan-to-participate-in-world-universiade-in-taipei/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/sportsmen-from-kyrgyzstan-to-participate-in-world-universiade-in-taipei/
Zheenbekov: The volume of trade between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Uzbekistan increased by 1.8 times BISHKEK, Aug. 16, 2017. / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have huge untapped potential, the implementation of which requires removing of all barriers, Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov said at a meeting of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek intergovernmental commission for bilateral cooperation in Bishkek.

Zheenbekov said that the commodity turnover in the first quarter of 2017 increased by 1.8 times compared to the same period last year. "We are not going to stop here. We have a huge untapped potential. We are ready to import mineral resources, cotton raw materials, medical products and preparations from Uzbekistan," Zheenbekov said.

He also said that, in turn, Kyrgyzstan also has something to export to Uzbekistan. "This is, first of all, food and processing industry products, meat and milk products and so on. In this regard, it is necessary to conduct all measures to remove all existing barriers, "he stressed.

In addition, the prime minister noted the active work between the state bodies of the two countries.

"On July 26, 2017, law enforcement, customs, border guard services, as well as all competent agencies of the countries held successful consultations. We also have positive results of cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian sphere. Our peoples have a common culture and a similar history. Soon, the Days of Kyrgyzstan's Culture in Uzbekistan and the Days of Uzbekistan in Kyrgyzstan will be held," Zheenbekov said.

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:38:09 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-the-volume-of-trade-between-the-kyrgyz-republic-and-the-republic-of-uzbekistan-increased-by-1.8-times/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-the-volume-of-trade-between-the-kyrgyz-republic-and-the-republic-of-uzbekistan-increased-by-1.8-times/
Uzbekistan ready for constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation with Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK, Aug. 16, 2017 / Kabar /. Uzbekistan is ready for constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation with Kyrgyzstan, Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov said speaking at an expanded meeting of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek intergovernmental commission for bilateral cooperation in Bishkek.

"Kyrgyzstan is our close neighbor, a reliable and long-term partner. The destinies of our countries and peoples are closely interrelated, have a common history, cultural and spiritual values. Uzbekistan has consistently remained committed to an open, benevolent, pragmatic policy towards its closest neighbors, including Kyrgyzstan. We are ready for a constructive, mutually beneficial cooperation with Kyrgyzstan," Aripov said.

Uzbek Prime Minister said that since September 2016, bilateral relations in all key areas have noticeably revived. This was made possible through constant contacts between the presidents of the two countries. The heads of state opened an entirely new page of Uzbek-Kyrgyz relations.

The prime minister believes that holding today's meeting of the intergovernmental commission is a good opportunity to deeply analyze the current state of bilateral relations and develop practical measures to expand them. "I am confident that today we will reach agreements on all key areas of Kyrgyz-Uzbek cooperation," he said.

He also said that Uzbekistan is making every effort to develop and expand trade and economic relations. Aripov expressed confidence that with each year these indicators will grow.

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Zheenbekov: Kyrgyzstan is interested in long-term supplies of mineral fertilizers from Uzbekistan Bishkek, Aug. 16, 2017. /Kabar/. Kyrgyzstan is interested in long- term supplies of mineral fertilizers from Uzbekistan, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov said during the meeting of Kyrgyz- Uzbek Intergovernmental Commission on bilateral cooperation, which is held with the participation of Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov in enlarged format.

He said that, at the meeting in the enlarged format, the sides noted specially revitalization of cooperation between two countries. Also they declared about necessity of continuation of this dialogue and strengthening the cooperation.

"At the meeting with the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, we came to the understanding that the development of the two peoples is impossible without the removal of barriers and restrictions. We noted the need to renew the checkpoints on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border, move transit cargo, create joint investment projects, establish joint Kyrgyz-Uzbek enterprises, logistics centers and processing enterprises. In addition to the above-mentioned points, Kyrgyzstan is interested in long-term supplies of mineral fertilizers from Uzbekistan, the development of road and rail links, which increase the turnover and tourist flows," Zheenbekov said.

The head of the Kyrgyz government stressed that 8 years have passed since the last meeting of the intergovernmental commission on Kyrgyz-Uzbek cooperation. "This is a fairly long period in the work of our commission," he said.

Zheenbekov said that, Kyrgyzstan warmly perceived the words of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev that the main priority of Uzbekistan's foreign policy is the Central Asian region. Namely strengthening of relations with neighbors, with which the national interests of Uzbekistan are connected.

In addition, the prime minister said that, the meeting of Presidents of the two countries during the visit of President Atambayev to Samarkand gave a powerful impetus to the development of bilateral relations.

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Bishkek celebrates the 70th anniversary of India's independence BISHKEK, Aug. 16, 2017 /Kabar/. A solemn reception is held in Bishkek on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of India.

Erlan Abdyldaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Ambassador of India Lakshmanan Savitri, heads and representatives of embassies and international organizations accredited in Kyrgyzstan, as well as political and public figures participated in the solemn event.

In his speech, the Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan noted the importance of developing bilateral relations. He said that today Kyrgyz-Indian relations have reached a new level of development, responding to the long-term interests of the peoples of the two countries.

"For us, India has always been a friendly republic, there are many joint projects in Kyrgyzstan, I want to note the active participation the Republic of India in medicine, our economic and political ties are also growing stronger every day," Abdyldaev said.

The Foreign Minister thanked the Ambassador, the leadership of India for the political, moral and economic support provided to Kyrgyzstan.

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