Breaking news http://kabar.kg/eng/rss/ Government Mon, 01 May 2017 09:29:58 +0600 Kabar.kg 60 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/
Prime Minister Zheenbekov meets with Ambassador of Belarus Denisenko Bishkek, March 29 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov received Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the Kyrgyz Republic Viktor Denisenko on the occasion of the completion of his diplomatic mission in the country, the Government’s press service reports.

The Head of Government expressed gratitude to the Ambassador for his active work in Kyrgyzstan, for his contribution to the strengthening and development of Kyrgyz-Belarusian bilateral cooperation, and also within the framework of Eurasian integration.

"Kyrgyzstan attaches great importance to maintaining political dialogue between our countries, both in bilateral format and in the framework of multilateral cooperation," Zheenbekov said

The Prime Minister stressed the personal role of Ambassador Viktor Denisenko in the resumption of the work of the Kyrgyz-Belarusian Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation and the intensification of trade and economic ties.

Ambassador Denisenko stressed that during his diplomatic mission in Kyrgyzstan, his activities were aimed at strengthening bilateral relations.

"It is gratifying that during my work in Kyrgyzstan, joint infrastructure enterprises have opened, which play an important role in the development of trade and economic cooperation. Belarus pays special attention to cooperation in the spheres of agriculture, transport, education," he said.

The Prime Minister wished further successes in the diplomatic activities of Viktor Denisenko.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:46:40 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/ff-2/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/ff-2/
Kyrgyz Government will pay special attention to the development of regions Bishkek, March 25 / Kabar /. "Within the framework of the Concept of the Regional Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2017-2020 it is planned to solve the issues of development of the border, high-mountainous and remote areas," Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov said at a meeting of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on March 24 during the discussion of the draft Concept, the press service of the government reported.

The head of government said that in order to solve the problems of development of the regions that hinder the development of the country as a whole, the government has revised existing approaches.

Sooronbai Zheenbekov emphasized that it is possible to achieve socially significant results only if there are clearly defined goals and objectives, specific terms, identifying specific responsible persons and sources of funding.

"We must improve the quality of life in the regions, improve the welfare of our citizens. In this regard, it is necessary to carefully prepare for the implementation of the Concept, to develop a pragmatic implementation plan for the purpose of ensuring socio-economic development of the regions of the republic," the prime minister said.

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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:48:17 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-government-will-pay-special-attention-to-the-development-of-regions/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-government-will-pay-special-attention-to-the-development-of-regions/
Prime Minister Zheenbekov receives Consul General of Kyrgyzstan in Almaty Bishkek, March 16 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Zheenbekov received today Consul General of the Kyrgyz Republic in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, Aliyasbek Alymkulov, the Government’s press service reports.

The Prime Minister said that compatriots living in Kazakhstan should receive timely assistance on all issues with which they address.

"With the entry of Kyrgyzstan into the Eurasian Economic Union, citizens of the republic have equal conditions and opportunities along with citizens of the member countries of the Union. It is necessary that our compatriots receive legal assistance and consultations in resolving various issues promptly, in accordance with the law," Zheenbekov said.

The Prime Minister emphasized that it is necessary to strengthen and develop cooperation between the two countries in the economic sphere, in particular light industry, agriculture and support for the successful promotion of domestic products for export. He also gave a number of instructions regarding the enhancement of tourism potential for 2017.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:21:25 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-receives-consul-general-of-kyrgyzstan-in-almaty/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-receives-consul-general-of-kyrgyzstan-in-almaty/
Prime Minister Zheenbekov meets with representatives of WFP Bishkek, March 13 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Zheenbekov received Director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Stanlake Samkange, Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa WFP Carlo Scaramella and the WFP Country Director in Kyrgyzstan Ram Sarawanamuttu.

The Kyrgyz Government’s press service reports that, the meeting discussed the results of the WFP World Food Program in Kyrgyzstan on current projects and the main directions of the WFP Country Strategic Plan in Kyrgyzstan for the upcoming 2018-2022.

Zheenbekov thanked WFP for the partnership with the Kyrgyz Government in combating poverty, improving food security and improving the quality of school meals.

The Kyrgyz Prime Minister stressed the effectiveness and prospects of active social protection measures for low-income families, which are now being tested by the joint efforts of WFP and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan. At the pilot stage, this project demonstrated a steady reduction in poverty in the pilot regions through improved social and economic conditions.

Director of the WFP Policy and Program Management Department Stanlake Samkange said that in recent years the concept of WFP food aid has evolved significantly. Currently, the organization's activities, including in Kyrgyzstan, are aimed at a comprehensive understanding of the long-term needs of vulnerable populations and identifying the most effective ways to meet them.

WFP in Kyrgyzstan is implementing projects "Assistance in the development of the national system of social protection and improving the socio-economic sustainability of communities" and "Optimization of school meals", with a total budget of $ 45 million. Within the framework of the project in 2015-2016, 1,300 different projects were implemented with coverage of more than 50,000 needy families.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:25:26 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-meets-with-representatives-of-wfp/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-meets-with-representatives-of-wfp/
Prime Minister Zheenbekov to visit Talas oblast Bishkek, March 9 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Zheenbekov will visit Talas oblast for one one-day working visit, the Government’s press service reports.

The Prime Minister will take part in the opening ceremony of the phytosanitary laboratory in the village of Kyzyl-Adyr.

In addition, he will get acquainted with the progress of construction of the Taraz-Talas-Suusamyr highway, the work of the Arashan milk processing plant, and take part in the opening ceremony of the secondary school in the village of Satykey.

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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:14:17 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-to-visit-talas-oblast/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-to-visit-talas-oblast/
Kyrgyz Prime Minister meets with his Kazakh counterpart Bishkek, March 6 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Zheenbekov today met with this Kazakh counterpart Bakytzhan Sagintayev, who arrived in Bishkek to participate in a regular meeting of the Eurasian intergovernmental council on March 7 within the framework of the Kyrgyz Republic's chairmanship in the Eurasian Economic Union.

Sooronbay Zheenbekov greeted the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev and noted that this year Kyrgyzstan will hold a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Council of the EEU in Bishkek with the participation of the presidents of member-states.

The Head of Government noted with satisfaction that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

"Also it turns 20 years to the Treaty on eternal friendship between our countries. In the context of these jubilee dates, a number of important events are planned at the highest level. I am confident that they will be successful," Zheenbekov said.

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev thanked Sooronbay Zheenbekov for a warm welcome. He said that the discussion of bilateral cooperation within the framework of the EEU is held on an ongoing basis.

"Today there are a number of issues that require discussion in terms of expanding trade and economic cooperation, transport and logistics and other relevant topics of bilateral cooperation," Bakytzhan Sagintayev said.

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:46:07 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-sooronbay-zheenbekov-meets-with-his-kazakh-counterpart/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-sooronbay-zheenbekov-meets-with-his-kazakh-counterpart/
Japan to open in Kyrgyzstan construction company and metal producing factory Bishkek, March 5 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Zheenbekov met on Saturday with chairman of Tokyo Rope MFG Co., Ltd Shigeto Tanaka, the Kyrgyz government’s press service reports.

Prime Minister Zheenbekov said that Kyrgyzstan attaches great importance to developing bilateral relations with Japan.

Shigeto Tanaka said that his visit to Kyrgyzstan is the outcome of negotiations with the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Japan, on the results of which the company intends to intensify economic cooperation by opening a construction company and to build in future a plant for the production of metal products in Kyrgyzstan.

Sooronbay Zheenbekov stressed with satisfaction the intention of the company.

"We are interested in attracting direct investments from Japan and aim at strengthening the economic cooperation between our countries. In addition, Kyrgyzstan has created all the conditions for doing business with foreign capital," the Prime Minister said.

Shigeto Tanaka added that in the framework of the Programme on the promotion to foreign markets, Tokyo Rope MFG Co., Ltd implements large-scale projects to provide a comprehensive security infrastructure in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Georgia and other countries. Tokyo Rope MFG Co., Ltd is one of the world's largest producers of steel ropes, metal ropes for elevator and crane lifts, high-carboxylic ropes, metal systems for security engineering infrastructure and universal fastening systems for the mining industry.

He stressed that at the initial stage, the company intends to train specialists, highly skilled engineers, miners, which will continue to participate in international projects of the company. He also said that Tokyo Rope MFG Co., Ltd and the State Agency for Promotion of Export and Investment of the Kyrgyz Republic signed the Memorandum of Understanding.

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:03:54 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/japan-to-open-in-kyrgyzstan-a-construction-company-and-metal-producing-factory/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/japan-to-open-in-kyrgyzstan-a-construction-company-and-metal-producing-factory/
Prime Minister Zheenbekov meets with new Ambassador of Japan to Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, March 3 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Zheenbekov today, 3 March, met with Ambassador of Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic Yoshihiro Yamamura on the occasion of the beginning of his diplomatic mission in the country, the Kyrgyz government’s press service reports.

The Prime Minister congratulated Yoshihiro Yamamura on his appointment as Ambassador of Japan to Kyrgyzstan, he expressed confidence that as a result of his activities the bilateral relations will come to a new level and receive an additional impetus for further development.

"We are grateful to the Government and people of Japan for the assistance rendering to Kyrgyzstan since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. We appreciate the friendly relations with Japan. During the years of cooperation with Japan a number of projects were successfully implemented in Kyrgyzstan in the sphere of transport and communications, agriculture, education and other sectors. It is important to note that the projects implemented jointly with Japan in Kyrgyzstan are of high quality and efficiency," said Zheenbekov.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the experience of Japan, as the parliamentary country is attractive for Kyrgyzstan.

"Kyrgyz government attaches great importance to the development of cooperation with the democratically developed countries, including Japan, whose experience is of particular interest in building a parliamentary democracy for the Kyrgyz side. Kyrgyzstan also seek to strengthen and develop the parliamentary system of government, given the fact that the way to achieve this goal has been long," Zheenbekov said.

At the same time, the Prime Minister stressed the important role in the implementation of the assistance of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), aimed at the development of infrastructure, agriculture and training. He added that in this respect there is a certain success of cooperation - through the grant program of the Government of Japan in training civil servants (JDS) since 2007.

The Japanese diplomat said that Kyrgyzstan and the whole Central Asia is an important region for Japan to cooperate.

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Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:13:33 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-meets-with-new-ambassador-of-japan-to-kyrgyzstan-yamamura/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-meets-with-new-ambassador-of-japan-to-kyrgyzstan-yamamura/
Kyrgyz Prime Minister meets in Islamabad with his Pakistani counterpart Bishkek, March 1 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Zheenbekov met with Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad within the framework of the 13th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), the Kyrgyz government’s press service reports.

At the meeting Zheenbekov congratulated Pakistan on taking chairmanship in the ECO and stressed that today's summit platform presented an excellent opportunity to exchange views on important issues of economic development not only in the region but in the world as a whole. Noting the high level of organization of the summit, he expressed confidence that Pakistan will raise the level in the ECO presidency even higher by providing the Organization to a new level of practical cooperation in all directions.

Referring to bilateral relations, Sooronbay Zheenbekov stressed that Kyrgyzstan cherishes the established relations of friendship and good neighborliness, and is ready to make every effort to deepen the relations in all spheres of cooperation. On this occasion, the Prime Minister Zheenbekov invited Pakistani counterpart to participate in the Global Summit on snow leopard conservation, which will be held in Kyrgyzstan in September 2017.

Zheenbekov stressed that the scope of transport communications and energy are priorities for cooperation.

"For Kyrgyzstan - a deadlocked country, the importance of the development of transport links is highly relevant. With the solution of transport issues, in particular with the construction of the railway, we get a boost in trade and economic relations, the development of export potential of all parties. Kyrgyzstan is actively negotiating with its partners to implement the project of construction of the railway "China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan", " said the Prime Minister.

"The Kyrgyz side has a strong interest in gaining access to Pakistani ports of Karachi and Gwadar in the implementation of infrastructure projects," said the prime minister.

In turn, Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif expressed his willingness to discuss the issues in the implementation of transport and infrastructure projects. He added that taking into account the geographical location of Kyrgyzstan the cooperation in this direction is an attractive and promising for Pakistan.

Nawaz Sharif said that having visited Kyrgyzstan in 2015, praised the country's capabilities in the field of tourism, noting the beautiful nature of the country. He added that Pakistan is interested in deepening cooperation with Kyrgyzstan and personally make an effort to do so.

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:52:25 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-prime-minister-meets-in-islamabad-with-his-pakistani-counterpart/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-prime-minister-meets-in-islamabad-with-his-pakistani-counterpart/
Prime Minister Zheenbekov taking part in the 13th ECO Summit in Islamabad Bishkek, March 1 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Zheenbekov is participating today, March 1 in Islamabad Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the 13th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). He delivered a speech at this summit, the Kyrgyz government’s press service reports.

The summit participants - delegates of the participating countries: Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will exchange views on enhancing regional cooperation in priority areas and discuss a number of topical issues. Iran, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan are represented by presidents of these countries.

At today's summit the ECO chairmanship passed from Azerbaijan to Pakistan. The Islamabad Declaration will be adopted as a result of the Summit.

The Kyrgyz delegation headed by Prime Minister Zheenbekov arrived in Islamabad yesterday, 28 February. The delegation includes Minister of Economy Arzybek Kozhoshev, Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the ECO, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Islamic Republic of Iran Avazbek Abdurazakov, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Erik Beishembiev, Head of Department of International Cooperation of the Government’s Office Aibek Aidarbekov, Deputy Foreign Minister Azamat Usenov, deputy chairman of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Mining Kuban Myrzakanov.

ECO was founded in 1985 and is the successor organization of Regional Cooperation and Development. Kyrgyzstan joined the Organization in 1992.

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:13:42 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-taking-part-in-the-13th-eco-summit-in-islamabad/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-taking-part-in-the-13th-eco-summit-in-islamabad/
Kyrgyz Prime Minister arrives in Pakistan to participate in the 13th ECO Summit Bishkek, March 1 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Zheenbekov has arrived in Islamabad Islamic Republic of Pakistan to participate in the 13th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reports.

Sooronbay Jeenbekov was met at the airport in Islamabad by Federal Minister of Pakistan Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan Erik Beishembiev.

13th ECO Summit will be held on March 1, 2017 in Islamabad. Participants will exchange views on enhancing regional cooperation in priority areas, discuss a number of topical issues and adopt Islamabad Declaration.

ECO was founded in 1985 and is the successor organization of Regional Cooperation and Development. Kyrgyzstan joined the Organization in 1992.

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:59:07 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-prime-minister-arrives-in-pakistan-to-participate-in-the-13th-eco-summit/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-prime-minister-arrives-in-pakistan-to-participate-in-the-13th-eco-summit/
Prime Minister Zheenbekov instructs to expedite the implementation of Technology town project Bishkek, Feb. 27 / Kabar /. Creation of technology towns for textile and clothing production in Bishkek city and Chui region will create about 15 thousand new jobs, this became known at a workshop chaired by Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Zheenbekov to discuss the project "Technology towns for textile and garment production."

The press service of the Kyrgyz Government reports that, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of creating favorable conditions for the development of production and export of textile and garment production and creating new jobs.

Sooronbay Zheenbekov said that at the moment the land for construction of technology towns is already allocated in Bishkek and Chui oblast.

"Textile and clothing industry is one of the largest one in national economy. In overall industry volume the share of the country's textile and clothing production is more than 3%. This industry is socially-oriented and resource-intensive in terms of labor utilization that promotes employment. Today, the industry employs more than 150 thousand people," said Zheenbekov.

At the meeting, President of Legprom Association of light industry enterprises Saparbek Asanov said that the initiative on the construction of technology towns for textile and clothing production is primarily aimed at supporting the domestic light industry and export-oriented companies. This will also meet the needs of not only external but also the internal market in products of domestic enterprises under the brand "Made in Kyrgyzstan".

The Prime Minister instructed the relevant state bodies to intensify work in this direction and to accelerate the implementation of the project.

Recall that in October 2016 the Government supported the initiative of Legprom Association on the implementation of the investment project "Technology towns for the textile and garment production."

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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:52:51 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-instructs-to-expedite-the-implementation-of-technology-town-project/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-instructs-to-expedite-the-implementation-of-technology-town-project/
The Court of Appeal of Paris annulled $16.5 million award for Latvian businessman Valeri Belokon, Kyrgyz Government Bishkek February 22 / Kabar /. The Court of Appeal of Paris annulled $16.5 million award for Latvian businessman Valeri Belokon, the press service of the Kyrgyz Government reports.

The Court of Appeal of Paris annulled the award because of Manas Bank, the only shareholder of which is Belokon, was engaged in money laundering.

On April 8, 2010, the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic introduced temporary mode of management (without limitation) in relation to Manas bank because of large-scale suspicious transactions. Subsequently, Manas Bank was bankrupted.

On August 2, 2011 on the basis of the Latvian-Kyrgyz agreement on mutual protection of investments, the only shareholder of Manas Bank Valery Belokon has appealed to international arbitration in Paris, demanding to recover from the Kyrgyz Republic a compensation for the "expropriation" of Manas Bank CJSC.

On October 24, 2014 International Arbitration in Paris delivered a judgment to award Belokon 16.5 million US dollars compensation for the "expropriation" of Manas Bank CJSC, as well as legal expenses of Belokon and interest on these amounts.

January 22, 2015 the Kyrgyz side appealed the Court of Appeal of Paris demanding to cancel this decision due to violation of French international public policy, namely, that the decision to award the compensation to Belokon for the business, which is essentially was a criminal enterprise engaged in money laundering.

On February 21, 2017 the Court of Appeal of Paris has canceled the arbitration award in favor of Belokon. The Court also obliged to cover legal costs of the Kyrgyz side in the amount of EUR 300,000.

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:48:39 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/the-court-of-appeal-of-paris-annulled-16.5-million-award-for-latvian-businessman-valeri-belokon/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/the-court-of-appeal-of-paris-annulled-16.5-million-award-for-latvian-businessman-valeri-belokon/
Cross-border cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan discussed in Ferghana Bishkek, Feb. 17 / Kabar /. Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Zhenish Razakov met on February 15, 2017 with Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Adham Ikramov to discuss the issues of cross-border cooperation between the countries, the Kyrgyz government’s press service reports.

The meeting of the governmental delegations was held in the city of Fergana in Uzbekistan.

At the meeting the sides discussed the issues of delimitation and demarcation of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border.

The Kyrgyz delegation included a special representative of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on cross-border issues with Kurbanbai Iskandarov, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Uzbekistan Daniyar Sydykov, as well as heads and representatives of the relevant government agencies of the country.

Vice Premier Zhenish Razakov said about the need for early completion of the agreed positions on the remaining unspecified areas of the state border.

In addition, members of the governmental delegations of the two countries took part in the solemn ceremony on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, held on 16 February in Osh.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:45:00 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/cross-border-cooperation-between-kyrgyzstan-and-uzbekistan-discussed-in-ferghana/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/cross-border-cooperation-between-kyrgyzstan-and-uzbekistan-discussed-in-ferghana/
Moscow hosts 19th meeting of the Kyrgyz-Russian Intergovernmental Commission Bishkek, February 17 / Kabar /. The 19th meeting of the Intergovernmental Kyrgyz-Russian commission on trade-economic, scientific-technical and humanitarian cooperation is held Moscow (Russian Federation), the Kyrgyz government’s press service reports.

The Kyrgyz delegation is headed by Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Oleg Pankratov.

The delegation of the Russian Federation at a meeting of the commission is headed by chairman of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation Vladimir Bulavin.

The sides will discuss a wide range of issues related to the state and prospects of cooperation in trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres. In particular, the development of cooperation in such areas as agriculture, industry, transport, tourism, culture, education and science, migration policy, the banking sector, inter-regional cooperation.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:15:35 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/moscow-hosts-19th-meeting-of-the-kyrgyz-russian-intergovernmental-commission/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/moscow-hosts-19th-meeting-of-the-kyrgyz-russian-intergovernmental-commission/
Prime Minister Zheenbekov: "Kyrgyzstan should derive maximum benefit from membership in the EEU" Bishkek, Feb. 16 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan should derive maximum benefit from membership in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Zheenbekov inspecting the Tokmok-avtodorozhny and Ken-Bulun avtodorozhny checkpoints on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh state border in Chui oblast, the press service of the government reports.

"One of the main priorities in the work of the Government of Kyrgyzstan in the framework of integration into the EEU is the modernization and reconstruction of checkpoints on the border with Kazakhstan, bringing in accordance with international standards of veterinary and phytosanitary laboratories. All these measures are designed to support and create the most favorable conditions for the export of domestic enterprises," the prime minister said.

The Prime Minister added that the modernization of Tokmok-avtodorozhny will be completed in late February and Ken-Bulun avtodorozhny - two months later. Active work is also underway on the reconstruction of a number of checkpoints throughout the country, the completion of which is planned for September this year.

The prime minister, after examining the building of the Tokmok-avtodorozhny checkpoint said that the modernization will allow to create favorable conditions for the organized state border crossing by citizens, while one of the main requirements for data checkpoints is efficiency in their work.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:40:06 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-kyrgyzstan-should-derive-maximum-benefit-from-membership-in-the-eeu/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-kyrgyzstan-should-derive-maximum-benefit-from-membership-in-the-eeu/
Prime Minister Zheenbekov and head of the State Migration Service discuss problems of migrant workers Bishkek, Feb. 6 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Zheenbekov received Chairman of the State Migration Service Medetbek Aidaraliev, the Kyrgyz government’s press service reports.

Aidaraliev spoke about current activities, future plans and challenges facing the agency, the main problems of internal and external migration.

The Prime Minister emphasized the need to continue the work to protect the rights and improve the situation of migrant workers in close cooperation with other relevant ministries and agencies, diaspora of compatriots abroad.

The Prime Minister instructed to continue to work actively to withdrew Kyrgyz citizens from the list of persons whose entry into the Russian Federation is prohibited.

Aidaraliev said that, they conducted a detailed analysis of the activities of the State Migration Service, with a view to improve the legislative framework, and improve the situation of domestic migrant workers. To this end, also held a series of meetings with migrant workers, representatives of Kyrgyz diaspora in neighboring countries.

The chairman of the State Service said that today one of the main problems of compatriots working abroad is the lack of awareness of the rights of migrant workers and migration legislation.

For these purposes,the State Migration Service is working on the creation of an information directory that includes all the necessary information about the rights and the situation of migrant workers.

"Today there are more than 600 thousand labor migrants in Russia and more than 110 thousand of our compatriots in Kazakhstan," said Aidaraliev.

He stressed that the Kyrgyz side has completed the work on improving the legal framework for the provision of pensions of migrant workers in the EEU space.

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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:41:30 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-and-head-of-the-state-migration-service-discuss-problems-of-migrant-workers/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-zheenbekov-and-head-of-the-state-migration-service-discuss-problems-of-migrant-workers/
Kyrgyz Prime Minister stressed the need to create a single state system of crime prevention Bishkek, Jan. 31 / Kabar /. "We need to accelerate the reforming of law enforcement system, first of all of structures, combating organized crime and terrorism," Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Zheenbekov said on Monday at a governmental meeting.

"We need to create a unified state crime prevention system, especially among minors and other offenses, including the monitoring and evaluation of law enforcement effectiveness, the development and use of special measures aimed at reducing the level of corruption and the criminalization of social relations," said the Prime Minister.

He stressed that the strategic objectives in the field of state and public security is the protection of the constitutional system of the Kyrgyz Republic, basic rights and freedoms of a man and a citizen, protection of the country's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, as well as the preservation of civil peace, political and social stability in society .

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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:35:52 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-prime-minister-stressed-the-need-to-create-a-single-state-system-of-crime-prevention/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-prime-minister-stressed-the-need-to-create-a-single-state-system-of-crime-prevention/