Breaking news http://kabar.kg/eng/rss/ Parliament Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:52:33 +0600 Kabar.kg 60 Jogorku Kenesh will convene on August 25 to form a new government Bishkek, Aug.22, 2017 /Kabar /.The Jogorku Kenesh will convene on August 25 for an extraordinary session to form a new government, the press service of the government reports.

"In connection with the proposal of President of the Kyrgyz Republic to convene an extraordinary session of the Jogorku Kenesh in order to form a new government, the speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh convenes an extraordinary session of the Jogorku Kenesh on August 25 of 2017 at 09:30 a.m, " the report said.

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:23:17 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jogorku-kenesh-will-meet-on-august-25-to-form-a-new-government/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jogorku-kenesh-will-meet-on-august-25-to-form-a-new-government/
Kyrgyz parliament to convene for extraordinary meeting to elect new prime minister Bishkek, July 27 / Kabar /. The deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh will meet in the second half of August for an extraordinary meeting to elect a new prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, MP Marat Amankulov told Kabar Agency.

He said that, the candidate from the SDPK party Sooronbai Zheenbekov, the current prime minister of the country has decided that from the moment he is registered as a presidential candidate he will go out of office. This is done so that there are no suspicions and words that the administrative resource is being used, and to put themselves in equal position with all candidates.

"In this regard, a meeting of the coalition of the parliamentary majority, and then an extraordinary session of the parliament will be held. Deputies will elect and approve the new prime minister of the country and, possibly, will approve the composition of the new government, "Amankulov said.

The deputy explained that by law the submission of documents to the CEC will last until August 1, then within 10 days there will be registration of candidates and approximately in the second half of August and an extraordinary meeting of the Parliament will be held.

Let's note, at a press conference in Cholpon-Ata, President Almazbek Atambayev said on Monday that the Prime Minister plans to deliver his post as prime minister after registering him as a presidential candidate.

The presidential elections will be held on October 15. At the moment, 39 candidates are applying for this post. Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov was nominated by the SDPK party.

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:23:06 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliament-to-convene-for-extraordinary-meeting-to-elect-a-new-prime-minister/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliament-to-convene-for-extraordinary-meeting-to-elect-a-new-prime-minister/
Speaker Tursunbekov meets with US Ambassador Gwaltney Bishkek, July 25 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov received US Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Sheila Gwaltney on the occasion of the completion of her diplomatic mission, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reported.

Tursunbekov noted Sheila Gwaltney's great personal contribution to strengthening relations between Kyrgyzstan and the United States. "You as the Ambassador contributed to a worthy continuation of the 26-year friendly relations between the two nations. You were at the head of a number of important events, helped to implement projects aimed at democratic renewal of Kyrgyzstan. I especially want to express my gratitude for your close cooperation with the Jogorku Kenesh," he said.

The Speaker also told about the issue of democratic achievements of the country and the Development Strategy of the Jogorku Kenesh until 2021.

In turn, Gwaltney expressed joy and pride that she worked in a country that differs in achievements in democracy and has a hospitable people. "The United States is interested in developing partnership with Kyrgyzstan. We want to see this country democratically developed, "she said.

The ambassador also added that over the years of independence, Kyrgyzstan has received more than $ 2 billion from the US in the form of assistance. She expressed her confidence that the established ties in various areas of life will continue.

During the meeting, the sides also discussed issues of international security, talked about the need to jointly combat manifestations of terrorism and extremism.

Sheila Gwaltney was appointed as the Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan in August 2015.

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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:13:16 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/speaker-tursunbekov-meets-with-us-ambassador-gwaltney/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/speaker-tursunbekov-meets-with-us-ambassador-gwaltney/
Kyrgyz parliamentary delegation to take part in summer session of OSCE PA Bishkek, July 4 / Kabar /. The delegation of the Jogorku Kenesh in the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will take part in the annual summer session of the Assembly, which is held on July 5-9 in Minsk, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reported.

The main topic of the session: "Strengthening of mutual trust and cooperation for peace and prosperity in the OSCE region". About 300 parliamentarians from North America, Europe and Asia will take part in the session to discuss and adopt resolutions on some of the most pressing current problems in the field of security, human rights, the economy and the environment.

The annual session, being the largest event in the work of the Assembly will take place for several days with speeches and debates at the highest level. The annual session will end with the adoption of the Minsk Declaration. This document will include recommendations for national governments, parliaments and the international community in the fields of security, economy, environment and human rights.

Expected keynote speakers:

President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko; Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich; Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko; Chairman of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Christine Muttonen (Austria); OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurtz.

The main items on the agenda will the fight against terrorism, climate change, migration and the strengthening of OSCE mechanisms to ensure respect for human rights.

During the session, the national delegation will meet with the OSCE PA President K.Muttonen to discuss the preparations for the 2018 autumn session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Kyrgyzstan and the results of the first assessment mission of the OSCE PA International Secretariat in Bishkek in March of this year.

The national delegation as coordinator among the delegations of the CSTO PA in the Assembly will hold a meeting with the delegations of Russia and Belarus to coordinate positions. In addition, the Kyrgyz delegation will participate as the founder of the newly established group in the Assembly from the countries of the Silk Road, initiated by the delegation of Azerbaijan.

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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:26:07 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliamentary-delegation-to-take-part-in-summer-session-of-osce-pa/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliamentary-delegation-to-take-part-in-summer-session-of-osce-pa/
Kyrgyz Parliament is in summer recess Bishkek, June 30 / Kabar /. The Kyrgyz Parliament’s sixth convocation completed its second session on Thursday.

The session is ended with the anthem of the Kyrgyz Republic, the press service of the parliament reported.

In accordance with Article 77 of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic sessions of the Jogorku Kenesh are held in the form of meetings and are held from the first working day of September till the last working day of June next year.

The next third session of the Jogorku Kenesh of the sixth convocation will start its work in September 2017.

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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:56:49 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliaments-sixth-convocation-completes-its-second-session/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliaments-sixth-convocation-completes-its-second-session/
Tursunbekov: "Kyrgyzstan and Russia are old friends and reliable partners" Bishkek, June 28 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov today met with Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin, who is in Bishkek for official visit.

During the meeting, the sides touched upon the current state of bilateral political and economic relations and discussed the issues of interparliamentary cooperation, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reported.

The Kyrgyz Speaker stressed the importance of cooperation with the Russian Federation. "Looking at the history of relations between Kyrgyzstan and Russia, we see a trend of progressive and continuous development of partnership cooperation. I note with satisfaction that the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation are old friends and reliable partners. In this regard, it is necessary to continue and develop our traditional friendly relations," the Speaker said.

At the same time, Tursunbekov stressed that within the framework of international activities Russia is one of the most important strategic partners of Kyrgyzstan and reminded of the recent state visit of President Atambayev to Russia, during which a number of agreements were reached aimed at developing the Kyrgyz-Russian cooperation. The Speaker also expressed his gratitude for the Russian side for writing-off of Kyrgyzstan's debt of $ 240 million.

In addition, Tursunbekov stressed the importance of economic cooperation, which, he stressed, is one of the priority areas of interstate relations. "The volume of trade between Kyrgyzstan and Russia is growing every day.

The Speaker also noted the need to jointly combat terrorism and extremism. "Russia and Kyrgyzstan cooperate not only in political and economic spheres, but also have close ties in the field of security. "Joint activities aimed at combating modern challenges will not only contribute to ensuring security in the region, but will also contribute to stability in the world," he said.

In turn, Vyacheslav Volodin stressed the great contribution of the Jogorku Kenesh to the development of bilateral relations between Kyrgyzstan and Russia in general. "Our main goal is to support the development of relations between the two countries at the legislative level," he said.

During the meeting, the sides also discussed the issues related to improving the situation of Kyrgyz migrants.

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:03:53 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/tursunbekov-kyrgyzstan-and-russia-are-old-friends-and-reliable-partners/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/tursunbekov-kyrgyzstan-and-russia-are-old-friends-and-reliable-partners/
Bishkek hosts AFPPD Central Asian sub-regional conference Bishkek, June 28 / Kabar /. The Central Asian Subregional Conference of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) entitled "Addressing the Challenges of the Vulnerable Population in Central Asia" has started its work in Bishkek, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reported.

The deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, headed by Speaker Chynybai Tursunbekov, as well as parliamentarians of Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Nepal, Philippines, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka take part in its work.

At the beginning of the conference, Kyrgyz Speaker Tursunbekov, head of the President’s Office Sapar Isakov, Vice Prime Minister Cholpon Sultanbekova delivered welcoming speeches.

AFPPD Executive Director Mika Marumoto in her opening speech spoke about the goals and program of the conference.

The conference will last two days. The representatives of international organizations, who deliver speeches, will speak about access to quality medical care for women, young people and the elderly, active aging, gender equality, women's empowerment.

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:17:42 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/bishkek-hosts-afppd-central-asian-sub-regional-conference/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/bishkek-hosts-afppd-central-asian-sub-regional-conference/
State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin is in Bishkek for official visit Bishkek, June 28 / Kabar /. Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin arrived in Kyrgyzstan for official visit, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reported.

At Manas international airport the distinguished guest was met by Deputy Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Daniyar Tolonov.

It should be noted that within the framework of the official visit, Vyacheslav Volodin will meet with Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov in a narrow and expanded format. The sides will discuss the development of bilateral relations and exchange views on inter-parliamentary cooperation.

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:09:24 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/state-duma-speaker-vyacheslav-volodin-is-in-bishkek-for-official-visit/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/state-duma-speaker-vyacheslav-volodin-is-in-bishkek-for-official-visit/
Chairman of State Duma of Russia will pay official visit to Bishkek Bishkek, June 27 / Kabar /. Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin will come to Bishkek on June 28 for official visit, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reported.

Within the framework of the official visit, Volodin will meet with Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Chynybai Tursunbekov.

Also, the guest will attend the wreath-laying ceremony for the Eternal Flame.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:47:29 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/chairman-of-state-duma-of-russia-will-pay-official-visit-to-bishkek/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/chairman-of-state-duma-of-russia-will-pay-official-visit-to-bishkek/
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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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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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:53:22 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliament-approves-the-governments-report-for-2016/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliament-approves-the-governments-report-for-2016/