Breaking news http://kabar.kg/eng/rss/ Government Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:09:11 +0600 Kabar.kg 60 Zheenbekov meets with Kazakh President Nazarbayev BISHKEK, Aug.15, 2017 /Kabar/. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov met with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, as part of his working trip to Kazakhstan. The meeting was held at the end of the regular meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council of the Eurasian Economic Union with the participation of heads of governments of EEU countries.

The sides exchanged views on the issues of bilateral cooperation and the results of the meeting of the EEU Eurasian Intergovernmental Council.

"There is a common historical proximity and trust between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan will always be together with Kyrgyzstan and the Kyrgyz people," President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

"The successes of the fraternal Kazakh people are always encouraging. We are working closely with the Government of Kazakhstan, many tasks are being accomplished, the meetings within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Council meeting were successful," Prime Minister Zheenbekov said. The sides exchanged views on the issues of bilateral cooperation and subsequent meetings of the Eurasian Interstate Council of the Eurasian Economic Union.

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:53:05 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-meets-with-kazakh-president-nazarbayev/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-meets-with-kazakh-president-nazarbayev/
Kyrgyz and Russian Prime Ministers discuss state and prospects of bilateral relations Astana, Aug. 14, 2017 / Kabar/. Prime Minister Sooronbai Zeenbekov met today with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in Astana, Kazakhstan.

At the meeting, the sides discussed a wide range of issues related to the state and prospects for the further development of bilateral Kyrgyz-Russian relations in the trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.

Zheenbekov said that currently there is an active development of cooperation between the two countries, as well as constant political contact at a high state level. In June 2017, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev paid a state visit to Russia, during which a number of important bilateral documents were signed, and prospects for the development of Kyrgyz-Russian strategic cooperation were discussed. The signing of the Federal Law allowing Kyrgyz citizens to use their national driver's licenses in Russia is also aimed at improving bilateral relations.

"Taking into account the existing potential for increasing mutual cooperation in various fields, it is necessary to take steps to increase the trade turnover between the countries, which, over the first half of 2017, between our countries amounted to over $ 500 million. I am sure that by joint efforts we will be able to significantly increase the volume of mutual trade,” Zheenbekov said.

In turn, Medvedev noted the importance of developing Kyrgyz-Russian cooperation both in bilateral format and in the format of the EEU.

"To date, the sides have a clear understanding of the need for constructive dialogue aimed at expanding and deepening the Kyrgyz-Russian cooperation. The main thing is that the joint work meets the national interests of the two countries, contributing to even greater integration, including within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union. Recently, there has been an increase in mutual trade due to new commodity groups produced in the Kyrgyz Republic. This is a positive aspect in the framework of bilateral cooperation, which we want to consolidate," the Russian prime minister said.

Medvedev also stressed that cultural and humanitarian cooperation certainly contributes to strengthening the relations of friendship and cooperation between the peoples living in Kyrgyzstan and Russia.

Prime Minister Zheenbekov is on a two-day working visit to Kazakhstan, where today, August 14, the meeting of the EEU intergovernmental council take place. Also, within the framework of the working visit to Astana, Zheenbekov met with Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Sagintaev.

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:39:53 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-and-russian-prime-ministers-discuss-state-and-prospects-of-bilateral-relations/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-and-russian-prime-ministers-discuss-state-and-prospects-of-bilateral-relations/
Zheenbekov: Agreement on establishment of Kyrgyz-Chinese Development Fund is reached BISHKEK, Aug. 10, 2017. /Kabar/. The head of the Government of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbai Zheenbekov, in an exclusive interview to the national first channel, which was shown on August 7, 2017, said that in the future it is planned to create an analogue of the Kyrgyz-Russian fund with the Chinese side.

The Prime Minister said that, the country's government is trying to resolve the issue of to provide small and medium-sized businesses with long-term loans with low interest rates. "Now we are working hard to further remove obstacles to business. Especially, in terms of exports and imports," he said.

Zheenbekov said that, talks were held with the Great Silk Road Fund with an authorized capital of $40 billion on the establishment of a fund similar to the Russian-Kyrgyz Fund to develop small and medium-sized enterprises. "And this issue will be resolved," said Sooronbai Zheenbekov.

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:17:05 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-agreement-on-establishment-of-kyrgyz-chinese-development-fund-is-reached/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-agreement-on-establishment-of-kyrgyz-chinese-development-fund-is-reached/
Zheenbekov takes part in opening of the monument to Manas in Istanbul ISTANBUL, Aug. 9, 2017 /Kabar/. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov participated today in the solemn opening ceremony of the monument to the hero of the Kyrgyz epic "Manas" in the park zone of the picturesque region of Eyup in the city of Istanbul (Turkey).

The ceremony was opened with legends of excerpts from the Manas epic.

Zheenbekov said that today there is a big event for the entire Kyrgyz people. "We are opening a monument to the great Manas in the historical land of Turkey. This is a historic moment, which proves the unity of the Kyrgyz and Turkish peoples. I am sure that this will strengthen the ties between our countries," the prime minister said.

Zheenbekov noted that it is a great honor for the Kyrgyz people to establish a monument to Manas in Istanbul. The epic with a volume of 500 thousand lines is a great wealth for world literature.

"Since 1991, when our country gained independence, to this day the friendly Turkish people continue to help us. Turkey was one of the first to recognize the independence of Kyrgyzstan. Turkey will always remain a close friend and reliable partner for the Kyrgyz people," the head of the Cabinet said.

Mayor of the city of Istanbul Kadir Top Bash in his turn stressed that today is a landmark event for the Kyrgyz and Turkish peoples. "Today we will write a new letter in history. The opening of the monument to Manas is very important not only for the Kyrgyz, but also for the Turks. The Manas epic is an encyclopedia in world culture. And we are proud that the monument to Manas is erected in Istanbul," he said.

The press service of the Kyrgyz government reported that, the work on cultural project to install a monument to the hero of the Manas epic in Istanbul was started at the initiative of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic within the framework of the Year of History and Culture, announced in 2016.

This project is conditioned by the need to deepen cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the Turkish and Kyrgyz peoples, as well as great interest of Turkish scholars and intellectuals to study the unique literary work - the Kyrgyz heroic Manas epic.

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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:31:59 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-takes-part-in-opening-of-the-monument-to-manas-in-istanbul/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-takes-part-in-opening-of-the-monument-to-manas-in-istanbul/
Zheenbekov meets with representatives of Kyrgyz diaspora in Turkey BISHKEK, Aug. 9, 2017 /Kabar/. Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov met with representatives of the Kyrgyz diaspora in the framework of a two-day working visit to Turkey on August 8, in Istanbul. The meeting was held in the "question-answer" format.

Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev, Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism Tugolbai Kazakov, Minister of Education and Science Gulmira Kudaiberdieva and Kyrgyz Ambassador to Turkey Ibrahim Zhunusov also took part in the meeting.

The people of Kyrgyzstan touched upon the problems related to the provision of public services, in particular issuing of various documents to citizens by the Consulate General of our country in Istanbul. They also received answers to questions on education, support of young specialists, assistance to Kyrgyz citizens arriving in Turkey for treatment.

Zheenbekov expressed gratitude to the representatives of the Diaspora for the fact that they were able to unite all Kyrgyz people in Turkey, strengthen the "Friendship and Culture Society of Kyrgyzstan".

"You are making a great contribution to the development of Kyrgyz-Turkish relations. In addition, you conduct significant work in all areas of assistance to compatriots, including legal support for students studying in Turkey," Zheenbekov said.

The Prime Minister noted that representatives of the Diaspora also took an active part in solving organizational issues related to the opening in Istanbul of the monument to the hero of the Manas epic and the presentation of the book of Manas translated into Turkish.

The Kyrgyz prime minister also told about economic policy, export potential within the framework of the country's integration into the Eurasian Economic Union, the EU’s GSP + status, which allows to supply more than 6,000 products to the European market, without taxation. Zheenbekov emphasized that the government is always open to dialogue and considers one of its most important duties the provision of assistance to Kyrgyz people outside the country.

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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:36:32 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-meets-with-representatives-of-kyrgyz-diaspora-in-turkey/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-meets-with-representatives-of-kyrgyz-diaspora-in-turkey/
Sooronbai Zheenbekov arrives in Turkey for two-day working visit BISHKEK, Aug. 8, 2017. /Kabar/. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov arrived today in Turkey for a two-day working visit, the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported.

Within the framework of the working trip, a bilateral meeting between Sooronbai Zheenbekov and Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Binali Yildirim will be held. Further negotiations of the sides continue in an expanded format with the participation of members of the delegation of the Kyrgyz Republic: Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Turkey Ibrahim Zhunusov, Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism Tugholbai Kazakov and Minister of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic Gulmira Kudaiberdieva.

The delegation of the Kyrgyz Republic, led by Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov, will take part in the opening ceremony of the monument to the hero of the Manas epic in the city of Istanbul, the presentation of the book about Manas, the short film and theatrical production about the Manas epic.

The Kyrgyz delegation will also meet with representatives of the Kyrgyz diaspora in the Republic of Turkey.

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Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:50:44 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/sooronbai-zheenbekov-arrives-in-turkey-for-two-day-working-visit/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/sooronbai-zheenbekov-arrives-in-turkey-for-two-day-working-visit/
Uzbekistan’s Prime Minister to visit Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK, Aug. 8, 2017. /Kabar/. On August 7, Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov had a telephone conversation with his Uzbek counterpart Abdullah Aripov. The heads of the governments of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan discussed preparations for the next meetings of the intergovernmental commission on bilateral cooperation and an intergovernmental commission for the delimitation and demarcation of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border.

"We will be glad to see you and the delegation of Uzbekistan in Kyrgyzstan," Sooronbai Zheenbekov said.

Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov will arrive in Kyrgyzstan to attend regular meetings of intergovernmental commissions that will be held from August 15 to 17 in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan.

During the conversation, Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov confirmed the readiness of the Uzbek side to conduct Days of Uzbek Culture in Kyrgyzstan in October this year. He also thanked the Kyrgyz side for the timely assistance to Uzbek citizens, who were killed on August 3, 2017 in an auto accident on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov thanked the Uzbek side for the decision to build a school in the city of Osh.

For reference: on August 5, 2017, 6 citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan who were injured in a car accident in Issyk-Kul oblast were taken to the Republican Scientific Research Center for Emergency Medicine in the city of Tashkent.

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Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:44:30 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/uzbekistans-prime-minister-to-visit-kyrgyzstan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/uzbekistans-prime-minister-to-visit-kyrgyzstan/
Relations between Kyrgyzstan and US have great potential - Gwaltney Bishkek, August 2 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov received Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gwaltney on the occasion of the completion of her diplomatic mission in Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

The Head of Government expressed his gratitude to the US Ambassador for his active diplomatic activities and contribution to strengthening cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the United States of America.

Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov stressed the intensification of economic relations between the two countries. This was confirmed by the recent visit of representatives of major American companies to Kyrgyzstan and holding a joint business forum in Bishkek.

US Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Sheila Gwaltney expressed gratitude to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for fruitful cooperation and constant support during her mission in the country.

In particular, the Ambassador stressed that joint projects in the sphere of health, education and agriculture, which are important for sustainable economic development, are successfully implemented in Kyrgyzstan. Sheila Gwaltney noted that bilateral relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and the United States of America are based on the principles of mutual respect and have great potential aimed at the benefit of the peoples of the two countries.

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Wed, 02 Aug 2017 23:28:32 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/relations-between-kyrgyzstan-and-us-have-great-potential-aimed-at-benefit-of-peoples-of-the-two-countries-gwaltney/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/relations-between-kyrgyzstan-and-us-have-great-potential-aimed-at-benefit-of-peoples-of-the-two-countries-gwaltney/
Zheenbekov receives program coordinator of TIKA Evren Rutbil Bishkek, August 2 / Kabar /. Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov received Program Coordinator of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in the Kyrgyz Republic Evren Rutbil on the occasion of the completion of his activities in our country.

At the meeting, the head of government stressed that Kyrgyzstan occupies a leading place in the number of projects implemented jointly with TIKA in the whole space of Eurasia.

"Since the independence of Kyrgyzstan, TIKA made a support in our country for more than $ 60 million. We are talking about such major projects as the construction of the Kyrgyz-Turkish Friendship Hospital in Bishkek, as well as the reconstruction of the State Historical Museum. In addition, more than 40 projects have been implemented under the coordination of TIKA, and more than 300 events have been held devoted to various issues of developing market infrastructure and developing a free market economy in our country, " Zheenbekov said.

Evren Rutbil, in turn, noted that in his activities in Kyrgyzstan he relied on the benevolent support of the government of the republic. He assured that he will continue to make every effort to develop mutually beneficial cooperation between the countries.

Zheenbekov awarded Evren Rutbil with the Certificate of Honor of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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Since the beginning of the year, volume of investments in Kyrgyzstan increased by 30% Bishkek, July 28 / Kabar /. For 7 months of 2017, the volume of investment inflow to Kyrgyzstan increased by 30%, compared to the same period last year. Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov said at a government meeting today.

He said that investments in the country's economy are needed as water and air for a person. "We must create the best conditions for investors to come and work here," said Zheenbekov.

"The president said that Kyrgyzstan should become a haven for investors. We shouldn’t frighten investors or create inconvenience them. Each of you should try to create favorable conditions for businessmen. In this direction, we must strengthen the work," the prime minister said

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:47:40 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/since-the-beginning-of-the-year-volume-of-investments-in-kyrgyzstan-increased-by-30/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/since-the-beginning-of-the-year-volume-of-investments-in-kyrgyzstan-increased-by-30/
Government of Kyrgyzstan is interested in close cooperation with UNIDO Bishkek, July 26 / Kabar /. The Government of Kyrgyzstan is interested in close cooperation with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Oleg Pankratov during a meeting with representatives of UNIDO, the press service of the government reported.

Pankratov said that the goals and objectives of the Country Partnership Program for the Kyrgyz Republic should be reflected in the Sustainable Development Program of Kyrgyzstan for 2018-2022 and the Strategy for Sustainable Development of the Kyrgyz Republic for the period up to 2040.

"Industry is the basis of the economy of any state. For us, the development of industry is of great importance. With this in mind, the Government of Kyrgyzstan is interested in working closely with UNIDO in developing long-term systemic measures aimed at developing the industrial potential of our country. With the help of UNIDO and partners, we want to achieve an important goal for us - the growth of industrial production and its share in GDP," he stressed.

Zagrekov, a senior advisor to UNIDO, said that the Executive Committee of the organization decided recently to develop a Country Partnership Program (CPP) for the Kyrgyz Republic.

"The development of the Country Partnership Program for Kyrgyzstan will be carried out taking into account the priority sectors of the local economy and the current situation. It is important that over the years of work we have accumulated a lot of experience that will allow to avoid many mistakes that were made earlier. It is especially important for us that in the Kyrgyz society there is a consensus on the need to industrialize the domestic economy. This is a great responsibility, which we hope to justify," he said.

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:06:40 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/government-of-kyrgyzstan-is-interested-in-close-cooperation-with-unido/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/government-of-kyrgyzstan-is-interested-in-close-cooperation-with-unido/
Prime Minister to visit Talas and Jalal-Abad oblasts Bishkek, July 24 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov continues working trips to the regions of the country, the government’s press service reported.

Today, July 24, the head of government will visit Talas oblast. He will get acquainted with the state of infrastructural and social facilities. In particular, the Prime Minister will get acquainted with the state of the infectious disease department of the Talas regional hospital, the construction of the kindergarten building in the village of Zhon-Aryk and the state of secondary school in the village of Korgon-Sai. In addition, the Head of Government will examine the condition of the internal roads and the activities of the agricultural enterprise in Talas region.

Then, within the framework of the trip, Zheenbekov will visit Jalal-Abad oblast, where he will get acquainted with the activities of the Full Gold Mining.

Tomorrow, on July 25, the head of the government will get acquainted with the state and progress of construction of social, infrastructure and agricultural facilities, as well as internal roads of the Jalal-Abad oblast.

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:46:07 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-to-visit-talas-and-jalal-abad-oblasts/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-to-visit-talas-and-jalal-abad-oblasts/
Kyrgyzstan approves state program for development of intellectual property for 2017-2021 Bishkek, July 13 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov signed a decree of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic "On approval of the State Program for the Development of Intellectual Property in the Kyrgyz Republic for 2017-2020”, the press service of the Government reported.

This document was approved in order to create conditions for the functioning of the intellectual property market by 2021.

The document says that Kyrgyzstan needs to reform certain sectors of the economy and increase the potential of industrial and agricultural production. Emphasis will be made on the implementation of the State Program for the Development of Intellectual Property to scale up the technological base, increase the business's receptivity to innovation, increase direct investment in innovation, develop human capital, support and stimulate innovation.

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Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:57:53 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-approves-state-program-for-development-of-intellectual-property-for-2017-2021/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-approves-state-program-for-development-of-intellectual-property-for-2017-2021/
Kyrgyz Prime Minister participates in CASA-1000 summit in Dushanbe Dushanbe, July 6 / Kabar /. The delegation of Kyrgyzstan led by Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov arrived in Dushanbe to participate in the summit of the countries participating in the CASA-1000 project.

At the Dushanbe airport, the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic was met by Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan Azim Ibrokhim,, the first deputy chairman of the city of Dushanbe Zubayhoda Mahmadsaid and Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Tajikistan Miroslav Niyazov. After a short welcome, the heads of government traveled to the Pugus residence in the Varzob Gorge.

Upon arrival at the Pugus Palace, Zheenbekov was met by Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.

The summit began with the welcoming speech of President Rahmon and was followed by an opening speech by heads of delegations of the CASA-1000 member countries.

Within the framework of participation in the Summit, Zheenbekov will hold bilateral meetings with presidents of Afghanistan - Ashraf Ghani and Tajikistan - Emomali Rahmon.

The Kyrgyz delegation consists of Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Jenish Razakov, Batken oblast governor Abish Halmurzaev, representative of the board of the National Energy Holding Company, as well as representatives of the media.

The CASA-1000 project was officially launched on May 12, 2016. The goal of this project is to reduce the electricity deficit in South Asia through the export of energy resources in Central Asia and involves the construction of a high-voltage power transmission line that will link the energy systems of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The World Bank Group, the Islamic Development Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Department of State, the United Kingdom Department for International Cooperation (DFID), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and a number of other donor organizations also support the CASA-1000 project.

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:21:24 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-prime-minister-participates-in-casa-1000-summit-in-dushanbe/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-prime-minister-participates-in-casa-1000-summit-in-dushanbe/
World Bank will consider possibility of increasing funding for Taza Koom project Bishkek, May 29 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov met today with World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia Lilia Burunchuk, the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported.

At the meeting the sides discussed the current state and prospects for joint cooperation, as well as the results of the country's socio-economic development for 4 months of 2017.

The Kyrgyz prime minister said that currently the Government of the country is developing a draft Strategy 2040, on the basis of which the medium-term Development Program of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2018-2022 will be developed.

The Head of Government urged the World Bank to take an active part in the development of the above strategies and to consider the possibility of providing technical support and assistance in financing projects that will be reflected in the country's medium-term and long-term development strategy.

In addition, Zheenbekov stressed that in order to improve the quality of life of citizens and improve business conditions in the country, the government launched the national, high-tech project "Taza Koom."

"The main core of the Taza Coom project is the Digital CASA project aimed at creating a regional cross-border broadband telecommunications network to improve connectivity to the Internet in Central Asia and parts of South Asia," said Zheenbekov.

At the same time, the head of the government offered the World Bank to consider the possibility of increasing the previously approved amount for funding activities under the Digital CASA project from 20 to 50 million US dollars.

Regional Director of the World Bank for Central Asia Lilia Burunchuk said that the bank will necessarily consider the possibility of expanding funding for activities within the framework of the Taza Koom project.

She also introduced the new head of the World Bank office in Kyrgyzstan Bolormaa Amgaabagazar.

The prime minister thanked the current head of the office, Jean-Michel Happy, for his personal contribution to strengthening cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the World Bank and expressed his hope for further fruitful cooperation with the new head of the World Bank office.

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Mon, 29 May 2017 23:02:49 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/world-bank-will-consider-possibility-of-increasing-funding-for-taza-koom-project/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/world-bank-will-consider-possibility-of-increasing-funding-for-taza-koom-project/
CIS prime ministers sign several documents in Kazan Bishkek, May 26 / Kabar /. The delegation of Kyrgyzstan headed by Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov took part in a meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Kazan, Tatarstan, the government’s press service reported.

Following the meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the CIS countries, a number of documents were signed aimed at further deepening cooperation within the framework of the Commonwealth.

The CIS prime ministers signed the following documents: on the joint use of the testing capacities of Kazakhstan's tokamak for material testing; on the approximation of approaches to the legal and normative-technical regulations, standardization, conformity assessment, accreditation and metrology support in atomic energy for peaceful purposes; on cooperation in training, retraining and advanced training of specialists in the field of geodesy, cartography, cadastre and remote sensing of the Earth; on cooperation in combating the production and sale of counterfeit goods. The prime ministers also signed the protocol amending the agreement on cooperation in legal protection of intellectual property and on setting up the interstate council on legal protection of intellectual property rights of 19 November 2010.

The prime ministers also determined the procedure for determining the amount of remuneration of members and the chairman of the commission of experts and approved measures for 2017-2020 on the implementation of the Interstate Program for Innovation Cooperation of the CIS member states up to 2020 and a plan of priority measures for the implementation of the Strategy for ensuring transport security in the territory of the CIS member states for 2017-2019.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 00:23:29 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/cis-prime-ministers-sign-several-documents-in-kazan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/cis-prime-ministers-sign-several-documents-in-kazan/
Zheenbekov takes part in meeting of CIS prime ministers in Kazan Bishkek, May 26 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov took part today in Kazan in the meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the Commonwealth of Independent States members.

The prime ministers discussed topical issues of cooperation between the countries within the CIS, the government’s press service reported.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 23:58:16 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/sooronbai-zheenbekov-takes-part-in-meeting-of-the-cis-prime-ministers-in-kazan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/sooronbai-zheenbekov-takes-part-in-meeting-of-the-cis-prime-ministers-in-kazan/
Zheenbekov arrives in Kazan Bishkek, May 26 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov has arrived in Kazan, Tatarstan to attend regular meetings of the Council of CIS Heads of Governments and the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, the press service of the government reported.

At the international airport in Kazan, Yury Kamaltynov, deputy chairman of the State Council of Tatarstan met Sooronbai Zheenbekov.

The meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council will be held tomorrow, May 26 under the chairmanship of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The meetings will consider interrogations of cooperation between the CIS member states and the Eurasian Economic Union.

The delegation of the Kyrgyz Republic includes of Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Pankratov, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Russian Federation Bolot Otunbayev, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Belarus, Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the CIS Statutory Bodies Kubanychbek Omuraliev, Chairman of the State Committee for Information Technologies and Communications Bakyt Sharshembiev, Deputy Head of the Government Staff, representative of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Eurasian Economic Union Sanjar Umetaliev, adviser of the Prime Minister Nursulu Akhmetova, Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Government Office Aibek Aidarbekov, Head of the Economy and Investment Department of the Government Staff Nikolai Chuikov, First Deputy Foreign Minister Dinara Kemelova, Deputy Minister of Economy Almaz Sazbakov and Plenipotentiary Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Economic Affairs Committee of the CIS Economic Council Zina Asankozhoeva.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 09:58:36 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-arrives-in-kazan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-arrives-in-kazan/
Zheenbekov to attend sessions of CIS Council of Heads of Government and Eurasian Intergovernmental Council Bishkek, May 25 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov flew to Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation to attend regular meetings of the Council of CIS Heads of Governments and the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, the press service of the government reported.

The meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council will be held tomorrow, May 26 under the chairmanship of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The meetings will consider interrogations of cooperation between the CIS member states and the Eurasian Economic Union.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 23:15:15 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-to-attend-sessions-of-cis-council-of-heads-of-government-and-eurasian-intergovernmental-council-in-kazan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-to-attend-sessions-of-cis-council-of-heads-of-government-and-eurasian-intergovernmental-council-in-kazan/
Arab entrepreneurs interested in investing in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, May 18 / Kabar /. First Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Muhammetkaly Abulgaziev participated in the 42nd meeting of the Islamic Development Bank in the city of Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported.

Within the framework of the meeting, he held meetings with Vice President of the Islamic Development Bank Sayed Aga, Director for Operations of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development Marwan Al-Ghanem and representative of the OPEC Fund Fuad Al-Bazam.

The First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic emphasized that at the moment the country's Sustainable Development Strategy is being developed until 2040, within which a number of major economic projects are envisaged.

The sides discussed issues of cooperation in transport, energy, medicine, development of irrigation systems and providing the population with clean water. Arab entrepreneurs expressed interest in the implementation of the above projects. In addition, the Kyrgyz Government expressed a request to increase the share of the grant of Arab funds.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 10:16:10 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/arab-entrepreneurs-are-interested-in-investing-in-kyrgyzstan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/arab-entrepreneurs-are-interested-in-investing-in-kyrgyzstan/
Prime Minister Zheenbekov to visit Naryn oblast Bishkek, May 18 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov continues his trips to the regions of the republic, the press service of the government reported.

Today, May 18, he will pay a one-day working visit to northern Naryn oblast. As part of the trip, he will examine the construction of the alternative road "North-South". The prime minister will get acquainted with the activities and inspect the construction of a number of infrastructure, social and agricultural facilities. In particular, he will get acquainted with the progress of the construction of the slaughterhouse in the village of Kochkor and activities of the veterinary clinic in the village of Tabylgyty.

In addition, Sooronbai Zheenbekov will examine the progress of spring field work in Kochkor region, get acquainted with the state of the daily run off pond in the rural district of Bash-Kuugandy and with the project for the construction of the run off pond in in Jumgal region.

Also, the prime minister will inspect the construction of a secondary school in the village Chekildek of Kochkor region and a secondary school in the village of Chaek in Jumgal region.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 09:46:43 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-to-visit-naryn-oblast/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-to-visit-naryn-oblast/
Kyrgyz Prime Minister and Iranian Foreign Minister discuss cooperation issues Bishkek, April 19 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported.

At the meeting, the issues of bilateral cooperation between the countries were discussed.

Sooronbai Zheenbekov emphasized that the Kyrgyz side pays the main attention to the implementation of agreements reached during the meetings of the top leadership of the two countries. They have become a political and economic platform for the promotion of the entire complex of Kyrgyz-Iranian cooperation, the prime minister said.

"Today, we are ready to implement joint economic projects, primarily in the areas of transport communications, processing industry, agriculture, energy, science and technology, food and light industry," he said.

The Kyrgyz prime minister expressed confidence that this visit of the Iranian Foreign Minister to the Kyrgyz Republic will be an important event in the development and strengthening of mutually beneficial comprehensive relations between the countries and will further strengthen the friendship between the peoples of Kyrgyzstan and Iran.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Zheenbekov for the opportunity to meet and for warm welcome. He noted the positive trend in the development of bilateral relations between the countries in recent years.

At the same time, Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed the importance of further development of regional cooperation between the countries along with intensification of trade and economic cooperation.

The Iranian Foreign Minister handed over to Sooronbai Zheenbekov the invitation of First Vice-President of Iran Eshak Jahangiri to pay an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2017.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:42:09 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-prime-minister-and-iranian-foreign-minister-discuss-cooperation-issues/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-prime-minister-and-iranian-foreign-minister-discuss-cooperation-issues/
Government of Kyrgyzstan continues active work on regulation of border issues Bishkek, April 19 / Kabar /. The Government of Kyrgyzstan continues active work on delimitation and demarcation of the state border with neighboring countries, the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported.

To date, the process of delimitation and demarcation of a section of the state border with the Kazakhstan and China has been completely completed.

With Uzbekistan from the total length of the section of the state border, which is 1,399 kilometers 1,054 kilometers are demarked. Also, 21 objects previously used in Uzbekistan were returned to Kyrgyzstan.

In addition, active work is underway to delimit and demarcate the state border with Tajikistan. 519 kilometers out of 970 kilometers have been demarked for today.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:16:58 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/government-of-kyrgyzstan-continues-active-work-on-regulation-of-border-issues/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/government-of-kyrgyzstan-continues-active-work-on-regulation-of-border-issues/
The Kyrgyz Government will report to the Parliament Bishkek, April 17 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov will present a report on the activities of the Government of the country for 2016 for consideration of a coalition of factions of the parliamentary majority of the Jogorku Kenesh, the Government’s press service reported,

According to the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan, the Prime Minister submits annually to the Jogorku Kenesh a report on the work of the Government of the country for the previous year no later than May 15, within the framework of the Government program approved by the Parliament.

The Prime Minister's report on the work of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2016 will be discussed in parliamentary factions and committees, after which it will be submitted to the session of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Prime Minister's report on the activities of the Government has been prepared according to a new format approved by the country's parliament.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:12:12 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/the-kyrgyz-government-will-report-to-the-parliament/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/the-kyrgyz-government-will-report-to-the-parliament/
Prime Minister: Kyrgyzstan's GDP in 2016 grew by 3.8% Bishkek, April 8 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov met with the delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Edward Gemayel, the press service of the Kyrgyz Government reported.

At the meeting, the sides exchanged views on strengthening the country's economic indexes, improvement of legislation in banking, financial and credit spheres, as well as long-term and short-term tasks of the Government for further sustainable development of the republic's economy.

The sides emphasized the importance of attracting foreign investments and consolidating the state budget, through the creation of an equitable tax system and optimization of budget expenditures.

Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov stressed with satisfaction that as a result of actions taken by the Government and other government bodies, the country's economic indicators improved, in particular, the share of industry in the country's GDP increased.

"In general, Kyrgyzstan's GDP in 2016 grew by 3.8%.," the Kyrgyz prime minister said.

Sooronbai Zheenbekov said that the Government, taking into account the achieved results, will continue implementing a comprehensive program of economic and social reforms, at the same time he said that the revival of domestic production is one of the priority areas.

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Sat, 08 Apr 2017 23:00:22 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-kyrgyzstans-gdp-in-2016-grew-by-3.8/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-kyrgyzstans-gdp-in-2016-grew-by-3.8/
Kyrgyz Government members lay flowers to Monument in memory of heroes killed for freedom of people Bishkek, April 7 / Kabar /. Members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, heads of administrative departments and other state bodies headed by Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov honored the memory of the heroes of the April People's Revolution and laid flowers at the Monument in Memory for the Freedom of the People during the Aksy events of 2002 and April events of 2010 in Bishkek, the press service of the government reported.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:03:30 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-government-members-lay-flowers-to-monument-in-memory-of-heroes-killed-for-freedom-of-people/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-government-members-lay-flowers-to-monument-in-memory-of-heroes-killed-for-freedom-of-people/
Chinese entrepreneurs report about achievements of their projects in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, April 6 / Kabar /. First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, co-chairman of the Kyrgyz-Chinese intergovernmental commission Muhammetkaly Abulgaziev received representatives of a number of Chinese companies doing business in Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Kyrgyz Government reported.

The meeting was attended by Chinese Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Xiao Qinghua.

First Deputy Prime Minister Mukhammetkaliy Abulgaziev said that China is a friendly neighbor for Kyrgyzstan, a reliable partner.

"Kyrgyzstan is open to foreign investors and is interested in attracting investments in the national economy of the country. We are trying to create favorable conditions for doing business on the territory of our country, including for foreign entrepreneurs. Our good-neighborly relations with China are based on mutual understanding and respect, and we intend to develop them, particularly in the economic sphere," Muhammetkaly Abulgaziev said.

Ambassador Xiao Qinghua emphasized that China highly values ​​good-neighborly relations with Kyrgyzstan and is committed to strengthening relations in all areas of cooperation.

"We are ready to develop bilateral cooperation in all areas of the economy, in particular in the fields of agriculture, transport and infrastructure. China is ready to discuss proposals for investment, implementation of joint major projects. China is interested in bringing our cooperation to a higher, new level," the Ambassador said.

During the meeting representatives of Chinese companies informed about the achievements in the implementation of their projects implemented in the territory of Kyrgyzstan, in particular in the mining industry, energy and transport infrastructure.

The sides discussed further joint work aimed at the effective development of partnership in the trade and economic sphere.

First Deputy Prime Minister Mukhammetkaly Abulgaziev stressed that the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic always supports investors, open for their suggestions on improving the conditions for doing business in the country.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:13:25 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/chinese-entrepreneurs-report-about-achievements-of-their-projects-in-kyrgyzstan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/chinese-entrepreneurs-report-about-achievements-of-their-projects-in-kyrgyzstan/
Zheenbekov to visit Osh oblast Bishkek, April 6 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov will visit today southern Osh oblast.

The Head of Government will participate in the opening of the new airport terminal complex of the Osh international airport and hold a working meeting with heads of the relevant state bodies to discuss the issues of improving the safety and quality of the services provided at the international airport in Osh.

The prime minister will also get acquainted with the activities of the Osh Zonal Center for Veterinary Diagnostics, examine the progress of construction work on the Aravan-Ak-Buura Canal.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:59:30 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-to-visit-today-osh-oblast/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/zheenbekov-to-visit-today-osh-oblast/
Kyrgyz Government to report to Parliament on its activities for 2016 Bishkek, April 6 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov held a working meeting, where the draft report on the work of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2016 was discussed.

The prime minister stressed that in 2016, the Kyrgyz Government's activities were aimed at implementing the strategic guidelines and priorities identified in the National Strategy for Sustainable Development for 2013-2017, as well as the Government's Action Plan for 2016 to implement the government program "Trust and Unity" for 2016.

Speaking about the government's key performance indicators for 2016, Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov stated that in 2016 the country's economic growth made 3.8%.

Prime Minister Zheenbekov also said that the report on the activities of the government has been prepared in a new format.

"The structure of the report has been completely changed, the assessment is made not on the process of the work of the government, but on concrete results achieved in implementing programs and plans. The work of the government is assessed through the index of public confidence and indexes of international ratings. The key distinguishing feature of the new report is the assessment of the integral quantitative indicator of the work of the government," Zheenbekov said.

The report will be submitted to the Kyrgyz Parliament for consideration till April 10, 2017.

According to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, the government annually submits a report on its work to the Parliament.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:52:49 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-government-to-report-to-parliament-on-its-activities-for-2016/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-government-to-report-to-parliament-on-its-activities-for-2016/
Kyrgyzstan approves Food and Processing Industry Development Program for 2017-2021 Bishkek, April 1 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov signed a decree of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic according to which the Food and Processing Industry Development Program of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2017-2021 is approved. The press service of the Kyrgyz Government reported.

The decision was taken in pursuance of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development of the country for 2013-2017, as well as for the sustainable development of the food and processing industry, full use of existing production capacities.

The main objective of the Program is to ensure the guaranteed and sustainable supply of safe and quality food products to the population of the country, through the development of the food and processing industry, the achievement of stability in the development of domestic sources of food and raw materials.

The Program is designed to create the necessary conditions for the modernization of industry, to solve financial and economic and social problems, to promote the implementation of goals of socio-economic development of the republic until 2021.

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Sat, 01 Apr 2017 14:10:56 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-approves-food-and-processing-industry-development-program-for-2017-2021/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-approves-food-and-processing-industry-development-program-for-2017-2021/