Breaking news http://kabar.kg/eng/rss/ Parliament Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:28:12 +0600 Kabar.kg 60 Saudi Development Fund grants Kyrgyzstan $ 30 mln Bishkek, June 22 / Kabar /. The Saudi Development Fund will grant Kyrgyzstan $ 30 million for construction of schools, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reported.

Deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh considered the bill "On ratification of the Credit Agreement between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Saudi Development Fund for the construction of public schools signed on May 17, 2017 in the city of Jeddah of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia".

The aim of the project is to develop the educational sector and ensure the country's needs for educational services, as well as to meet the growing number of students by building and equipping several schools in different regions of the country. It is planned to build 16 schools in different regions of the country, with a capacity of 150 to 550 pupils.

It should be noted that the Saudi Development Fund provides 112.5 million Saudi riyals (approximately $ 30 million) to finance the project with the following terms: interest on the loan - 1% per year; loan maturity is 25 years, including a 5-year grace period. The loan will be repaid once in a half year, on May 15 and November 15 each year, starting from 2022 to 2042, and will not make a big burden on the state budget.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:46:38 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/saudi-development-fund-grants-kyrgyzstan-30-mln/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/saudi-development-fund-grants-kyrgyzstan-30-mln/
Kyrgyz Speaker meets with chairwoman of Federation Council of Russia Bishkek, June 4 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov met in St . Petersburg on Saturday with the Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Chairwoman of the Council of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS member states Valentina Matvienko. The meeting took place in the framework of the participation of Tursunbekov in the XXI Petersburg International Economic Forum at the invitation of Matvienko, the press service of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan reported.

During the meeting, the sides discussed a wide range of issues, including the inter-parliamentary partnership between Kyrgyzstan and Russia as a whole, as well as within the IPA CIS. Participants also exchanged views on the current state of bilateral relations.

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Sun, 04 Jun 2017 21:34:25 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-meets-with-chairwoman-of-federation-council-of-russia/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-meets-with-chairwoman-of-federation-council-of-russia/
Kyrgyz Parliament set the date of presidential elections Bishkek, May 31 / Kabar /. The deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh approved the bill on making amendments to the law "On presidential and parliamentary elections" in the third reading.

106 deputies voted for approving of the document, 9 parliamentarians voted against.

Thus, the date of presidential elections is postponed from "the third Sunday in November" to "the third Sunday in October". This year it falls on October 15.

Then the document will be sent to the president for signature.

The intention to take part in the elections was announced by former Prime Minister Temir Sariev, leaders of the party Respublika-Ata-Zhurt Omurbek Babanov, Onuguu Progress party Bakyt Torobayev and Ata Meken party Omurbek Tekebayev, who is currently in investigatory isolator prison for corruption charges.

Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov was nominated from SDPK party.

In addition, this document offers an increase in the electoral deposit to 1 million soms and an electoral threshold from 7 to 9%, ensuring the principles of openness of the voting procedure and counting of votes.

The increasing the electoral threshold from 7 to 9% will be in effect from 2020 and is introduced to consolidate and unite political parties.

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Wed, 31 May 2017 16:51:28 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliament-set-the-date-of-presidential-elections/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliament-set-the-date-of-presidential-elections/
Speaker of Kyrgyz Parliament discusse trade and economic relations with Czech prime minister Bishkek, 27 May / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov discussed the strengthening of trade and economic relations with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reported.

Tursunbekov, noting that the first visit to the Czech Republic is taking place on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Kyrgyz-Czech diplomatic relations, stressed that all these years bilateral relations developed in the interests of friendship and mutual development.

The Speaker said that, the Czech Republic is Kyrgyzstan's one of the priority partners in strengthening parliamentary democracy, developing civil society and social and economic reforms. "To this day, the activity of the cooperative" Intergelpo, which laid the foundation for the industry of Kyrgyzstan, is bearing fruit," Tursunbekov said.

He reminded that this cooperative in its time produced 45 percent of the country's industrial output. "In order to continue cooperation and strengthen the friendship of the peoples of Kyrgyzstan and the Czech Republic, it is necessary to open a new chapter of our bilateral partnership by creating a new project Intergelpo," the Speaker said.

Noting the importance of Kyrgyz-Czech business forum in Prague on May 15-19 of this year, he stressed the need to create a working group between the Ministries of Economy of the two countries.

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka expressed interest in expanding cooperation with Kyrgyzstan. "Your proposal for the Intergelpo project is also very important for us. In order to carry out relevant activities, it is necessary to determine the ways of implementing this project," he said.

Sobotka expressed the interest of Czech businessmen in connection to cooperate with Kyrgyzstan in all areas with the established stability in Kyrgyzstan over the past six years.

Also at the meeting, the sides discussed the cooperation within the framework of international organizations. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka asked to support the candidacy of the Czech Republic for the post of Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

According to data of the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic, trade turnover with the Czech Republic for 2016 amounted to 7.5 million US dollars, for similar periods in 2015 - 7.3 million US dollars.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 23:14:30 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/speaker-of-kyrgyz-parliament-discusse-trade-and-economic-relations-with-czech-prime-minister/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/speaker-of-kyrgyz-parliament-discusse-trade-and-economic-relations-with-czech-prime-minister/
Speaker Chynybai Tursunbekov is visiting Czech Republic Bishkek, May 26 / Kabar /. The parliamentary delegation headed by Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Chynybai Tursunbekov is in the Czech Republic for official visit.

Within the framework of this visit, which will last from May 25 to May 27, the Speaker meets with Senate President Milan Stech, Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of Parliament Jan Gamachek and Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.

The Kyrgyz delegation included of MPs Salaidin Aidarov, Kenzhebek Bokoev, Ziyadin Zhamaldinov, Bakytbek Jetigenov, Kubanychbek Zhumaliyev, Zhunus uulu Adyl and Bakhadir Suleimanov.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 13:07:39 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/speaker-chynybai-tursunbekov-is-visiting-czech-republic/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/speaker-chynybai-tursunbekov-is-visiting-czech-republic/
Kyrgyz Speaker meets with Turkish Prime Minister Bishkek, May 23 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov during his working visit to Turkey, at the invitation of the President of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Ismail Kahraman met with Prime Minister Binaly Yildirim, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reported.

During a meeting the sides discussed ways to further expand and deepen bilateral cooperation in all areas.

Tursunbekov expressed hope that the current visit of the parliamentary delegation will give a great impetus to the development of mutually beneficial relations between two fraternal countries.

"Kyrgyzstan is interested in an active political dialogue with the Republic of Turkey," Speaker said. In particular, noting the great role of the parliaments of the two countries, he stressed that the deputies should bring peoples closer and promote political interaction.

"Turkey is one of the main trade and investment partners of Kyrgyzstan," he said calling to be activated in this direction and hold the next 9th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation.

"Strengthening economic ties between the two countries is also possible through the implementation of major joint projects," the Kyrgyz Speaker added.

Expressing satisfaction with the cooperation within the framework of the TurkPA, Tursunbekov informed of the readiness of the Kyrgyz side to hold the next plenary meeting of the TurkPA in Kyrgyzstan, scheduled for July 2017.

In turn, Binali Yildirim emphasized the importance of the working visit of the parliamentary delegation of Kyrgyzstan. "We are always interested in developing relations with Kyrgyzstan, whose independence Turkey recognized as one of the first and opened a diplomatic mission," he said.

"After the well-known events in Turkey on July 15, 2016, you are the first of the top leadership of Kyrgyzstan, who immediately visited our country. I want to express my gratitude to you, and I am confident that this visit will open a new page in our cooperation," Binali Yildirim said.

Also, the Turkish Prime Minister wished successful holding of presidential elections scheduled for the autumn of this year.

In addition, the Prime Minister of Turkey dwelled on the current state of interaction between the two countries in the field of education. He said that the situation around the former international educational institution "Sebat" had its definite influence on bilateral relations. Attaching great importance to this issue, the head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkey proposed cooperation in a new format, using the potential of the state educational foundation "Maarif" if necessary.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 16:34:06 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-meets-with-turkish-prime-minister/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-meets-with-turkish-prime-minister/
Kyrgyz parliamentary delegation visit Turkey Bishkek, May 22 / Kabar /. The parliamentary delegation of Kyrgyzstan headed by Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh Chynybay Tursunbekov has arrived in Istanbul (Turkish Republic), the press service of the Kyrgyz parliament reports.

Within the framework of the visit, a number of meetings are planned with the leadership of the Turkish Republic.

The delegation included deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh Asylbek uulu Damirbek and Bakhadir Suleimanov. The visit of the parliamentary delegation will last until May 25, 2017.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 15:11:34 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliamentary-delegation-visit-turkey/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliamentary-delegation-visit-turkey/
MPs of Kyrgyzstan and Kuwait meet in Bishkek Bishkek, May 19 / Kabar /. Vice Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Daniyar Tolonov met with a Friendship Group of Kuwait Walid Musaid Taptabai, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reported.

The meeting was attended by deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh Torobai Zulpukarov, Talaibek Masabirov, Daniyar Attokurov.

Tolonov said that the relations between the two countries are developing successfully. An additional impulse to these relations was given by the official visit of President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev to Kuwait in 2015.

Tattabai in response said that ne current convocation of the National Assembly of Kuwait has started working in November 2016 and the deputies decided to pay the first visit to Kyrgyzstan. He said that they have already held a number of meetings and are ready to contribute to the development of the republic.

The sides agreed to strengthen inter-parliamentary ties, exchange experience in law-making work.

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Fri, 19 May 2017 19:18:57 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/mps-of-kyrgyzstan-and-kuwait-meet-in-bishkek/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/mps-of-kyrgyzstan-and-kuwait-meet-in-bishkek/
Kyrgyz MPs support holding of presidential elections on October 15 Bishkek, May 17 / Kabar /. The deputies of the Kyrgyz Parliament supported today in the second reading to hold the presidential elections on October 15.

111 deputies voted for the bill, 5 were against.

Thus, the election date can be moved from November 19 to October 15.

In addition, parliamentarians voted to increase the electoral deposit for presidential candidates from 100 thousand to 1 million KGS.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 16:35:06 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-mps-support-holding-of-presidential-elections-on-october-15/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-mps-support-holding-of-presidential-elections-on-october-15/
MP believes that Kyrgyzstan has every chance to become center of jewelry in Central Asia Bishkek, May 10 / Kabar /. Deputies of Jogorku Kenesh believe that Kyrgyzstan has every chance to become a jewelry center in Central Asia.

MP Ekmat Baibakpaev said that today the country produces jewelry, but all of them are sold abroad. "Why we do not develop the domestic jewelry market? We need to work on this and support domestic producers. We have every chance to become a jewelry center in Central Asia. It would be nice," he said.

Baipakpaev said that this will create additional jobs, additional replenishments to the budget, which in turn will lead to an increase in the economy. "This is a good idea and it needs to be supported," he said.

The government promised to take this issue under control and start working in this direction.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 13:03:04 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/mp-believes-that-kyrgyzstan-has-every-chance-to-become-center-of-jewelry-in-central-asia/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/mp-believes-that-kyrgyzstan-has-every-chance-to-become-center-of-jewelry-in-central-asia/
Kyrgyz Speaker meets with relatives of landslide victims Bishkek, April 29 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov has arrived today in the village of Ayu in Uzgen region of Osh oblast. On the spot, Chynybai Tursunbekov met with local residents, relatives and friends of citizens who remained under a landslide.

"The death of 24 people as a result of a natural disaster is an irreplaceable loss and a great tragedy for the entire people of Kyrgyzstan," the Speaker said expressing his condolences. He noted that in order to prevent such a tragedy, it is necessary to take urgent measures to resettle citizens from potentially dangerous zones.

He also stressed that the Jogorku Kenesh is ready to provide all possible support and announced that the necessary financial assistance will be rendered the from the Fund of the Speaker.

A landslide in the south of Kyrgyzstan early morning of April 29 swept over 7 houses killing 24 people, including 9 children.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:13:28 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-meets-with-relatives-of-victims-of-landslide/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-meets-with-relatives-of-victims-of-landslide/
Kyrgyz Parliament approves the government's report for 2016 Bishkek, April 27 / Kabar /. The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan today considered the government's report for 2016 and approved it.

The report, presented by Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov, was supported by 98 deputies, 9 parliamentarians did not support.

Two political factions Onuguu-Progress and Ata-Meken considered the government's report for 2016 not satisfactory.

"One year ago you approved the government's program, the composition of the government. We worked on the basis of this program. We will take into account all your wishes and remarks and try to justify all of them," the prime minister said, addressing the deputies.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:35:18 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliament-approves-the-governments-report-for-2017/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliament-approves-the-governments-report-for-2017/
Kyrgyzstan considers Iran as political and economic partner in the region Bishkek, April 27 / Kabar /. Within the framework of the official visit to Iran, the parliamentary delegation headed by Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybay Tursunbekov met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reported.

During the meeting, the sides held a thorough exchange of views on the entire range of Kyrgyz-Iranian cooperation. The sides touched upon the further strengthening and expansion of political, interparliamentary, cultural and economic ties, joint measures to prevent threats and challenges of terrorism and extremism in the region.

Speaker Tursunbekov stressed that the development of friendly relations with Iran is one of the priority directions of Kyrgyzstan's foreign policy. "We regard Iran as a political and economic partner in the region and in particular in the Islamic world, and are interested in deepening the all-round partnership for the benefit of the development of our states," he said and added that the Jogorku Kenesh of Kyrgyzstan, as the supreme legislative, representative body, will support Intensification of relations in all areas of cooperation.

Tursunbekov emphasized that the exchange of visits at the highest level, as well as intensification of inter-parliamentary relations, testifies a new stage in the relationship between Kyrgyzstan and Iran and opens up opportunities for the full realization of the current potential between the two countries.

"Today, thanks to its commitment to traditional Islamic principles and decisive steps in the political, economic and socio-cultural spheres, Iran has managed to occupy a worthy place among the countries of the world community. Iran plays a leading role in ensuring peace and stability in the region," the Kyrgyz Speaker said and congratulated the interlocutor and the entire Iranian people on the practical implementation of the "Joint comprehensive action plan to resolve the situation around Iran's nuclear program."

The Iranian Foreign Minister said that the Iranian side welcomes the strengthening of partnership relations with Kyrgyzstan, both in political and economic and other spheres, which has chosen the path of parliamentary democracy. "Iran is ready to continue and expand its all-round interaction with Kyrgyzstan," he said.

At the end of the meeting, Tursunbekov wished successful holding of the upcoming presidential elections in Iran, scheduled for May 19, 2017.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:17:36 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-considers-iran-as-political-and-economic-partner-in-the-region/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-considers-iran-as-political-and-economic-partner-in-the-region/
Kyrgyzstan, Iran discuss investment projects Bishkek, April 27 / Kabar /. The parliamentary delegation led by Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Chynybai Tursunbekov visited a number of production facilities during his official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

In particular, the delegation of the Jogorku Kenesh visited the largest Iranian automobile factory Iran-Khodru and got acquainted with its production process, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reports.

Tursunbekov, during the talks with vice president of the automobile company Said Tafazoli, said that one of the possible ways of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Iran is the implementation of joint investment projects. Tursunbekov also said that the Kyrgyz side will welcome such cooperation taking into account the industrial and technical capabilities Iran-Khodru.

"The leadership of Kyrgyzstan is interested in attracting investments to the country and the Jogorku Kenesh at the legislative level is ready to create all the necessary conditions for this," the speaker said.

Vice president of the company Tafazoli said that the Iranian side is interested in cooperation with Kyrgyzstan in particular in opening a joint venture for the production of motor vehicles. "We hope for the development of bilateral relations and we have all the opportunities to use our production potential," he said and added that the Iranian side hopes for the support of the Kyrgyz parliament in this matter.

Also, within the framework of the official visit, the delegation of the Jogorku Kenesh visited a dairy factory and a meat factory "Kale" in the province of Mazandaran. During the inspection of these two facilities, the two sides emphasized the possibility of mutually beneficial cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Iran in the field of agriculture and processing industry.

An official visit of the parliamentary delegation led by Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Chynybai Tursunbekov to Tehran (Islamic Republic of Iran) has started on April 23 and last till April 27.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:49:02 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-iran-discuss-investment-projects/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-iran-discuss-investment-projects/
Deputy Speaker of Kyrgyzstan meets with deputies from Tajikistan, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda and Morocco Bishkek, April 26 / Kabar /. Deputy Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh in the margins of the third global forum EvalPartners "Transforming our world through evaluation: interaction and partnership for a better world", which took place today in Bishkek, held a number of meetings with parliamentarians from Tajikistan, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda and Morocco.

Omurbekova noted the success and productive work of the third global forum and thanked the parliamentarians for their active participation. "Such events are a good platform not only for the exchange of opinions, but also for establishing links," she said.

During the meetings, the sides expressed the need for deepening inter-parliamentary cooperation, including through the parliamentary friendship groups. This, in turn, will affect the effectiveness of the exchange of experience in improving lawmaking.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:15:10 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/deputy-speaker-of-kyrgyzstan-meets-with-deputies-from-tajikistan-sri-lanka-colombia-cambodia-uganda-and-morocco/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/deputy-speaker-of-kyrgyzstan-meets-with-deputies-from-tajikistan-sri-lanka-colombia-cambodia-uganda-and-morocco/
Friendship Groups of Parliaments of Kyrgyzstan and Iran discuss interaction Bishkek, April 26 / Kabar /. The head of the Friendship Group of the Jogorku Kenesh on cooperation with the Mejlis of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mirlan Bakirov met with head of the friendship group of the Mejlis of Iran on cooperation with Kyrgyzstan Ahmad-Amirabadi-Farahani, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reported.

At the meeting, Mirlan Bakirov said that almost all conditions have been created for the development of all-round ties for building up inter-parliamentary, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian cooperation.

At the end of the meeting, the sides agreed to maintain a dialogue and organize mutual visits.

The parliamentary delegation of Kyrgyzstan led by Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh, Chynybai Tursunbekov is visiting Tehran (Islamic Republic of Iran). The delegation consisted of deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh Mirlan Bakirov, Islanbek Sarseitov, Zhyrgalbek Attokurov, Zhyrgalbek Turuskulov and Abdimuktar Mamatov.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:53:55 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/friendship-groups-of-parliaments-of-kyrgyzstan-and-iran-discuss-interaction/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/friendship-groups-of-parliaments-of-kyrgyzstan-and-iran-discuss-interaction/
Kyrgyz Speaker meets with President of CCI of Iran Bishkek, April 25 / Kabar /. Within the framework of the official visit of the parliamentary delegation of Kyrgyzstan to Tehran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Chynybai Tursunbekov met with President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Golam Hossein Shafei, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reports.

During the meeting, the Kyrgyz Speaker and the President of the CCI discussed a wide range of issues and noted the need to implement a number of projects in the field of hydropower, agriculture, tourism, trade and economic partnership.

At the meeting, Tursunbekov said that Jogorku Kenesh welcomes the intensification of bilateral relations in all spheres and directions along the lines of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the two countries. "Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic is ready to make every effort for their further development," he said.

The sides also stressed the importance of establishing cooperation between the regions of the two countries.

The parliamentary delegation of Kyrgyzstan led by Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh Chynybai Tursunbekov is visiting Tehran (Islamic Republic of Iran) from 23 to 27 April this year.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:29:20 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-meets-with-president-of-cci-of-iran/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-meets-with-president-of-cci-of-iran/
Kyrgyzstan, Iran to open air communication in June Bishkek, April 25 / Kabar /. The parliamentary delegation of Kyrgyzstan led by Speaker Chynybai Tursunbekov met today with Minister of Roads and Urban Development of the Islamic Republic of Iran, co-chairman of the Kyrgyz-Iranian IPC Abbas Akhmad Akhundi, the press service of the Kyrgyz parliament reports.

At the meeting, Chynybai Tursunbekov said that currently Kyrgyz Air Manas air company, Iranian agencies and Mahan Air and Jan Air airlines conduct talks on launching a direct air service. "Kyrgyzstan's inclusion of Iran in the list of countries with a simplified visa regime and the opening of direct flights will allow businessmen of Kyrgyzstan and Iran to closely interact and attract a large number of tourists from Iran to Kyrgyzstan," he said.

The sides stressed the importance of speedy implementation of the project on construction of the railway China-Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran. Tursunbekov emphasized that the implementation of this project has an important strategic importance in the economic spectrum, both for Kyrgyzstan and Iran.

In turn, Minister Abbas Ahmad Akhundi said that the Iranian side plans to hold a meeting of all five parties to discuss the implementation of the project for the construction of the above-mentioned railway.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:27:25 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-iran-to-open-air-communication-in-june/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-iran-to-open-air-communication-in-june/
Kyrgyz Speaker: Silk Road Economic Belt to create good conditions for countries located along it Bishkek, April 25 / Kabar /. Silk Road Economic Belt will create good conditions for all countries along the Great Silk Road, says in the speech of Parliament Speaker Chynybai Turusbekov, who was read today by head of the Kyrgyz Parliament’s Office Samatbek Ibraev at the International Economic Forum "Development of the Economic Belt of the Silk Road - Intensification of Cooperation".

Speaker Tursunbekov said that today's event is an opportunity to meet with those who are close in spirit. "Our ancestors traded on the Silk Road and this is a very important point in our history. And the implementation of Silk Road Economic Belt will create good conditions for all countries along the Silk Road," Tursunbekov said.

On behalf of the speaker, the head of the Parliament's Office wished all participants of the forum productive work and success.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:18:03 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-silk-road-economic-belt-to-create-good-conditions-for-countries-located-along-it/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-silk-road-economic-belt-to-create-good-conditions-for-countries-located-along-it/
Speaker of Kyrgyz Parliament and Chairman of Mejlis of Iran discuss cooperation issues Bishkek, April 25 / Kabar /. Within the framework of the official visit of the parliamentary delegation of Kyrgyzstan to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Chynybai Tursunbekov met with chairman of the Mejlis of the Islamic Council of Iran Ali Larijani, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reports.

The meeting exchanged views on the state and prospects for further development of cooperation in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, as well as deepening inter-parliamentary ties.

The Kyrgyz Speaker noted the symbolism of this visit, which is being carried out on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two states. "I am confident that the current visit of the parliamentary delegation will open a new page not only in inter-parliamentary cooperation, but will also become a great impetus for the development of the entire range of bilateral relations between Kyrgyzstan and Iran," he said.

The Speaker also said that the development of interparliamentary cooperation with Iran is a priority in the agenda of the bilateral partnership.

At the meeting, the sides thoroughly discussed the issues of inter-parliamentary cooperation. In particular, they emphasized that the legislative bodies of the two states make a huge contribution to deepening and expanding cooperation between the states.

The Kyrgyz Speaker said that the opening of direct flights in the near future and simplified procedure of visa issuance to Iranian citizens will allow to increase trade turnover rapidly, as well as to create necessary conditions for deepening cooperation in agriculture, trade, hydropower, tourism etc.

Tursunbekov stressed that Kyrgyzstan and Iran cooperate not only within the framework of bilateral cooperation, but also within the framework of various international and regional organizations. In this context, the Speaker mentioned the Organization for Economic Cooperation (OIC), in which the construction of the railway "China-Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran" is being considered.

In his turn, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Larijani expressed interest in building up closer interparliamentary relations with Kyrgyzstan. "We are interested in developing fruitful relations with the countries that are on the way in building parliamentary democracy," Larijani added. The Iranian Speaker highly appreciated the efforts of the Kyrgyz side in building parliamentary democracy in the region.

The Chairman of the Mejlis of Iran also touched upon the cooperation in the sphere of agriculture, in particular, Larijani expressed a high interest in the export of meat from Kyrgyzstan and suggested the Kyrgyz side to send a list of companies ready to export this product to Iran.

At the end of the meeting, Tursunbekov invited Chairman of the Mejlis A.Larijani to pay an official visit to Kyrgyzstan.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:45:42 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/speaker-of-kyrgyz-parliament-and-chairman-of-mejlis-of-iran-discuss-cooperation-issues/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/speaker-of-kyrgyz-parliament-and-chairman-of-mejlis-of-iran-discuss-cooperation-issues/
Kyrgyz parliament approves government's report for 2016 Bishkek, April 17 / Kabar /. The coalition of the parliamentary majority of Kyrgyzstan approved the Government’s report for 2016.

The members of the coalition fully supported the report of the Government, which was presented by Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov.

The parliamentarians said that in 2016 the Government has done a very good job and this is indicated not only by the figures, but also by the people.

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Speaker Tursunbekov meets with Chairman of State Assembly of Yakutia Zhirkov Bishkek, April 15 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov met on Friday with chairman of the State Assembly (Il Tumen) of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Alexander Zhirkov.

According to the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh, at the meeting the sides discussed a wide range of issues concerning the cooperation of Kyrgyzstan and Yakutia.

In particular, the sides noted the need to intensify the bilateral partnership and expressed their readiness to continue assisting in the development of regional cooperation.

The Kyrgyz Speaker drew attention to the need to expand cooperation in cultural, humanitarian and scientific-educational spheres.

At the meeting Alexander Zhirkov presented Chynybai Tursunbekov a book with the translation of the story of great writer Chyngyz Aitmatov "White Rain" ("Illegalekhardakh").

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Council for Business and Entrepreneurship Development of Kyrgyzstan to meet in Bishkek Bishkek, March 30 / Kabar /. The first meeting of the Council for Business and Entrepreneurship Development under the Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament will be held on March 31, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reports.

During the meeting of the Council, it is planned to discuss issues related to entrepreneurs' readiness to implement NASSP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) principles at food production enterprises and to the technical regulations of the EEU, the licensing system for foreign citizens and legal entities when purchasing housing, and to consider corruption risks and contradictions in the draft law on mediation submitted for public discussion.

Also, the participants of the meeting plan to discuss a bill that includes the introduction of such concepts as a student's contract, internship, vocational training and incentive mechanisms for their implementation, as well as amendments to the Law "On Customs Tariff", setting rates of export customs duties on ore and concentrates of precious metals, not less than 25% of the customs value of the goods, initiated by the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Based on the results of the discussions, the Council will develop mechanisms for effective interaction and coordination of business and government bodies in solving current problems in the legislation.

Representatives of six factions and profile committees of the Jogorku Kenesh, ministries and departments, as well as business associations will take part in the meeting.

Chairman of the Council is Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Chynybai Tursunbekov.

The main task of the Council is to consolidate the potential of the business environment in the country, increase investment attractiveness, and promote entrepreneurship in Kyrgyzstan. This Council is a platform for the development of proposals and recommendations in legislation regulating business activities, monitoring and analysis of regulatory legal acts in the field of entrepreneurship.

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Kyrgyz Speaker became Honorary Professor of Russian State University Bishkek, March 29 / Kabar /. Speaker of Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybay Tursunbekov was awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the Russian State University named after Herzen, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reports.

Expressing gratitude to the Academic Council and the staff of the university, Chynybai Tursunbekov congratulated on the 220th anniversary of the university. "It is a great honor for me to receive the title of Honorary Professor of the most prestigious educational institution in Russia," he said.

Tursunbekov stressed that Russia is a strategic partner of Kyrgyzstan. "Kyrgyz-Russian cooperation is dynamically developing thanks to fruitful partnership in many areas. In particular, Kyrgyzstan is interested in building up interaction with the Russian side in the field of education. Our education systems have a single historical root, although today they are significantly different from the one that was about 30 years ago," he said.

The delegation of the Jogorku Kenesh headed by Chynybai Tursunbekov is visiting St. Petersburg within the framework of the jubilee sessions of the IPA CIS and the CSTO PA.

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Tursunbekov: "The overall stability in the world depends on each individual country" Bishkek, March 29 / Kabar /. The delegation of the Kyrgyz Parliament headed by Speaker Chynybai Tursunbekov took part today in St. Petersburg in the international parliamentary conference on combating international terrorism as part of a working visit. The organizers of this event are the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reports.

Speaking at the conference, Chynybai Tursunbekov said that a little more than a quarter of a century passed after the end of the Cold War, the international community once again faced the threat of polarization of the world, the growth of armed conflicts, terrorism and extremism, and other negative tendencies that affect peaceful people, millions of people have become refugees and need humanitarian assistance.

"Kyrgyzstan faithfully fulfills its obligations and is committed to constructive participation at the national, regional and international levels in the fight against terrorism. We closely cooperate in the fight against terrorism at the bilateral level, at the level of regional international organizations with the CSTO, the CIS, the SCO, the OSCE, as well as in the multilateral format of the UN universal institutes for implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council," he said.

Tursunbekov added that at the moment Kyrgyzstan has joined 10 out of 16 international UN unified documents regulating the provisions on crimes and measures to counter them in the sphere of terrorism.

"The republic pays special attention to strengthening interfaith dialogue, the principles of respect for different views and beliefs, tolerance, preventing the radicalization of religions, improving the mechanisms for ensuring state and public security, and countering manifestations of religious extremism, destructive and radical currents. In this regard, Kyrgyzstan approved the Concept of State Policy in the Religious Sphere for 2014-2020, he said.

In addition, the Kyrgyz Speaker stressed that the political instability in Afghanistan and the uncontrollability of a large part of its territory by the central government are of particular concern. Such a situation creates favorable conditions for the preparation of terrorist groups in the country, which present a real threat to military and political stability in the Central Asian states. "Kyrgyzstan intends to take an active position on all the key issues on the international agenda on Afghanistan and make a weighty contribution to the implementation of important decisions to restore Afghanistan and strengthen confidence building measures within the UN, the SCO, the CSTO, the Istanbul Process and the Afghanistan Contact Groups on Security,“ he said.

In conclusion, Chynybai Tursunbekov said that the overall stability in the world depends on each individual country, and called on the participants of the conference to work on strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation for joint effective struggle against terrorist threats.

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Kyrgyz MP proposes to build separate prison for organized crime groups Bishkek, March 29 / Kabar /. Fighting with organized crime groups need to be systematic and at the state level and if it is required even to build a separate prison for them, deputy of the Kyrgyz Parliament Dastan Bekeshov told today at a meeting of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Today the parliament heard a draft law "On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Kyrgyz Republic" (in the Criminal Code, the Penal Code).

Dastan Bekeshov said that the concepts of organized crime groups are increasing every day.

"In my opinion, not only the State Penitentiary Service, but all state bodies should fight against them. And the introduction of minor changes will not solve the issue of combating organized crime. And this is actually a big problem. And we need to fight systematically," the deputy said.

Also, the parliamentarian said that if required, it is necessary to build a separate prison for organized crime groups, like in Georgia.

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Kyrgyz Speaker attends solemn plenary session of the IPA CIS Bishkek, March 28 / Kabar /. The delegation of the Kyrgyz Parliament led by Speaker Chynybai Tursunbekov took part in the solemn plenary session of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS states-members dedicated to the 25th anniversary of this organization, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reported.

During the event, the information was presented on the achievements for the last 25 years. Also a film about the activities of the CIS IPA was demonstrated.

Speaking to the participants of the plenary session, Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh, Chynybai Tursunbekov, recalled that exactly 25 years ago, on March 27, 1992 in Almaty, the heads of parliaments of seven former union republics signed the Agreement on the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly. The same year, the first plenary meeting was held in Bishkek, where it was decided that the organization's headquarters will be located in St. Petersburg.

The Kyrgyz Speaker stressed that over the past quarter century, a lot of work has been done in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres. The IPA CIS played a special role in strengthening democratic processes and in preserving security in the CIS member states. "In addition, the Assembly played a huge role in bringing together, harmonizing and improving the legislation of our countries, and also managed to develop and adopt hundreds of model laws and recommendations. I think that the creation of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS member states was a timely and far-sighted decision. I would like to emphasize one more priority mission of the IPA CIS - this is the monitoring of elections in the Commonwealth states. The participation of independent observers and their objective evaluation in the electoral processes has become an important element of the democratic development of our countries," he said.

Within the framework of the solemn plenary session Chynybai Tursunbekov is awarded the jubilee medal "IPA CIS. 25 years" for strengthening inter-parliamentary relations.

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Tursunbekov: "Kyrgyzstan is interested in close cooperation with the OSCE PA" Bishkek, March 27 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov, during his working visit to St. Petersburg met today with OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Christine Muttonen, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reported.

During the meeting, the sides discussed the issues of further development of relations between the Jogorku Kenesh of Kyrgyzstan and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. The sides also exchanged views on joint counteraction to terrorist threats.

Chynybai Tursunbekov expressed gratitude to the OSCE PA for supporting Kyrgyzstan's efforts towards strengthening parliamentary democracy. "We are interested in working closely with international organizations such as the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly," he said.

In addition, Speaker Tursunbekov said that Kyrgyzstan is alarmed at the growing scale of the spread of radicalism and extremism in the world. "We are taking all measures to prevent the spread of terrorism, constantly updating lists of prohibited terrorist organizations, tightening punishments for participation in terrorist activities," he added. In terms of the OSCE PA autumn session in Kyrgyzstan in 2018, the Speaker informed that the country's leadership attaches great importance to holding such a large-scale event with the participation of representatives from 57 countries.

In turn, Kristin Mutonen said that the OSCE PA appreciates the achievements of Kyrgyzstan on the way to building a parliamentary democracy and an open, clean electoral system. "I am pleased that Kyrgyzstan is using new technologies in the election process. We would like to send our observers to the upcoming presidential elections," she concluded.

In addition, Kristin Muttonen stressed the importance of strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation and noted the need to build up joint efforts in confronting such global threats as terrorism and extremism.

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Tursunbekov and Matvienko discuss the issues of parliamentary cooperation Bishkek, March 27 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Chynybai Tursunbekov met in St. Petersburg with the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Valentina Matvienko, as part of his working trip to St. Petersburg.

During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the current state of bilateral relations, and also discussed the issues of parliamentary cooperation within the framework of the IPA CIS.

Chynybai Tursunbekov congratulated Valentina Matvienko on the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries. "Russia is a strategic partner of Kyrgyzstan. Therefore, I consider it necessary to strengthen the inter-parliamentary dialogue in order to strengthen both political relations and multilateral cooperation. One of our tasks is legislative support in implementation of bilateral agreements," he said.

The Kyrgyz Speaker said that in April this year it is planned to hold a regular meeting of the Interparliamentary Commission (IPC) on cooperation between the Jogorku Kenesh and the Federal Assembly, which will be held in Moscow. The Speaker stressed the importance of holding the above-mentioned event to strengthen not only relations between the parliaments, but also bilateral cooperation.

In addition, Chynybai Tursunbekov touched upon the economic interaction between Kyrgyzstan and Russia. In his opinion, the Eurasian Economic Union plays an important role not only in strengthening trade ties between Kyrgyzstan and Russia, but also creates conditions for joint struggle against the world economic crisis. Also, the Speaker expressed interest in the development of relations between the regions of Kyrgyzstan and Russia.

In turn, Valentina Matviyenko assured the interlocutor that Russia supports and is ready to support the Kyrgyz Republic. "The dynamics of the development of Kyrgyz - Russian interaction is encouraging. For example, conditions for migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan working in Russia are being simplified. Moreover, regarding economic cooperation, here, within the framework of the EEU, joint work is constantly going on," she said.

Valentina Matvienko also stressed that the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly is interested in sending delegations for the forthcoming presidential elections as international observers.

At the meeting, Valentina Matviyenko presented Chynybay Tursunbekov the badge of honor of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia for his services in the development of parliamentarism. Moreover, deputy of the Kyrgyz parliament Almazbek Batyrbekov is awarded the Commonwealth Order of the CIS IPA.

The delegation of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic headed by Speaker Chynybai Tursunbekov is visiting St. Petersburg within the framework of the jubilee sessions of the IPA CIS and the CSTO PA.

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PACE President: "Kyrgyzstan is a special country in Central Asia" Bishkek, March 27 / Kabar /. Speaker of Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov met in St. Petersburg on March 26 with Pedro Agramunt, Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

The press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reports that, during the meeting the parties discussed the issues of development of multilateral cooperation of Kyrgyzstan with the countries that are members of the European Union, and exchanged views on the future of parliamentary cooperation.

Chynybai Tursunbekov stressed that for Kyrgyzstan, which chose the way of parliamentary democracy the successful experience of Europe is very important. "It is also necessary to implement joint projects aimed at strengthening the inter-parliamentary dialogue," he said.

Speaker Tursunbekov added that the result of Kyrgyzstan's close cooperation with the European Union will be a free society and development of parliamentary democracy. He thanked the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for supporting all democratic reforms in the country, and invited Pedro Agramunt to pay an official visit to Kyrgyzstan.

In turn, Pedro Agramunt highly appreciated the achievements of Kyrgyzstan in the electoral process and expressed the hope that the upcoming presidential elections will also be clean and open as parliamentary one in 2015. "We would also like to send PACE election observers to Kyrgyzstan," he added.

In addition, Pedro Agramunt stressed that he is ready to support Kyrgyzstan in the framework of the work of the Venice Commission. In conclusion, the PACE President thanked the Speaker for the invitation to visit Kyrgyzstan for an official visit.

The delegation of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic headed by Speaker Chynybai Tursunbekov is in St. Petersburg within the framework of the jubilee sessions of the IPA CIS and the CSTO PA.

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