Breaking news http://kabar.kg/eng/rss/ Parliament Tue, 24 Oct 2017 06:17:14 +0600 Kabar.kg 60 Parliament Speaker will make a two-day working trip to Jalal-Abad oblast Bishkek, Oct. 3, 2017 /Kabar/. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov will make a two-day working trip to Jalal-Abad oblast on October 4-5.

During the trip, the Speaker will get acquainted with the state of a number of social facilities in Toktogul, Suzak and Bazar-Korgon regions, as well as in Kara-Kul town. Moreover, Tursunbekov will visit industrial enterprises of the oblast.

Te Speaker will also meet with Jalal-Abad oblast activists and representatives of the local authorities.

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:47:09 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/parliament-speaker-will-make-a-two-day-working-trip-to-jalal-abad-oblast/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/parliament-speaker-will-make-a-two-day-working-trip-to-jalal-abad-oblast/
Kyrgyz Speaker meets with Indian Ambassador Bishkek, Sept. 15, 2017. /Kabar/. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov today, September 15, received Ambassador of India to Kyrgyzstan Lakshmanan Savitri, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reported.

The sides discussed the current state and prospects of the Kyrgyz-Indian cooperation, as well as a number of other issues of mutual interest. In particular, the participants of the meeting expressed their intention to build up and deepen relations in the sphere of exchange of experience in building and developing parliamentary democracy, cooperation in the field of tourism, health, culture and trade and economic cooperation.

The Speaker stressed the importance of further intensifying bilateral contacts in the mainstream of interparliamentary interaction and studying the rich experience of building parliamentary system in India. "To strengthen the inter-parliamentary partnership, all conditions and mechanisms have been created, including the legal framework. The Parliamentary Friendship Group with India has been established and is working in the Jogorku Kenesh, which facilitates the establishment of trust between the parliaments of the two countries," Tursunbekov said.

The Speaker drew the attention of the meeting participants to the need to increase interaction in the scientific and technical sphere, in particular in the field of IT-technologies, in which India is one of the world leaders.

The Indian Ambassador Lakshmanan Savitri emphasized that, the cooperation of the two countries has great potential for the development of not only political and inter-parliamentary dialogue, but also partnership in the field of trade, economic, tourist and investment ties.

At the meeting, the Ambassador invited Speaker Chynybai Tursunbekov to pay an official visit to India. The diplomatic envoy also voiced the intention to work together to exchange experience in the implementation of such projects as "Taza Koom" in Kyrgyzstan and "Digital India" in India.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:43:27 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-meets-with-indian-ambassador/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-meets-with-indian-ambassador/
Kyrgyz parliamentarians propose to create deputy group for Liglass Trading Bishkek, Sept. 14, 2017. / Kabar/. Some deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh suggested creating a temporary deputy commission to study the activities of the Czech company Liglass Trading, which is expected to build the Upper-Naryn cascade of HPPs and a number of small hydro power plants in Kyrgyzstan.

MP Zhanar Akayev said at a parliamentary meeting that around Liglass Trading, since the signing of the agreement on the construction of hydroelectric power plants in Kyrgyzstan, the noise has not ceased till this day.

"The Czech media write that Kyrgyzstan entrusted the construction of strategic facilities to a dubious company that did not even build a mill for its existence," Akayev said.

He said that earlier the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan had given its opinion that it was not worth working with this company.

The MP said that Liglass Trading has not yet paid the $ 37 million funds that Kyrgyzstan must pay to RusHydro.

Akayev suggested to set up a deputy commission and check this case. Several more deputies supported the idea of ​​their colleague, pointing out that the commission should understand everything.

On September 13, the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use explained that the Czech company Liglass Trading should pay $ 37 million in the Upper-Naryn cascade of hydroelectric power plants until September 19, 2017.

The Kyrgyz Government and the Liglass Trading signed agreement on July 10, 2017.

National Energy Holding Company of Kyrgyzstan and Electric Stations JSC the document was signed on August 4. Thus, on August 4, 2017 is the date of signing and entry into force of the agreement.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:21:13 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliamentarians-propose-to-create-deputy-group-for-liglass-trading/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliamentarians-propose-to-create-deputy-group-for-liglass-trading/
Kyrgyz Speaker meets with heads of national human rights institutions of several countries Bishkek, Sept. 7, 2017 /Kabar/. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov met with heads of national human rights institutions of a number of countries participating in the International Forum of Ombudsmen in Bishkek, the press service of the Kyrgyz parliament reported.

The Speaker stressed the importance of the issues discussed during this Forum and noted the relevance of the initiative to create an international Ombudsman alliance, which will include representatives of institutions for the protection of the rights of citizens not only CIS countries but also far abroad. "The creation of this site will unite heads of national human rights institutions of several countries, which will serve to improve the level of protection of human rights," the Speaker said.

The meeting participants discussed issues of citizens' electoral rights, as well as reforms in the penitentiary system.

The Ombudsmen of Kyrgyzstan, Austria and Turkey, the Human Rights Ombudsman of Russia and Uzbekistan, the Commissioner for Children's Rights of Kazakhstan, as well as the Chairman of the UN Human Rights Committee took part in the meeting.

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Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:10:31 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-meets-with-heads-of-national-human-rights-institutions-of-several-countries/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-speaker-meets-with-heads-of-national-human-rights-institutions-of-several-countries/
President Mirziyoyev invites Speaker Tursunbekov to visit Uzbekistan Bishkek, Sept. 6, 2017 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov met today with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who arrived in the country for a state visit.

During the meeting, the sides discussed the issues of strengthening and expanding bilateral relations, special attention was paid to measures to intensify interparliamentary cooperation, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reported.

Tursunbekov greeted the high guest on the Kyrgyz land and said that this state visit is very important for the two peoples. "I am sure that your meetings with Alamzbek Atambayev in both Samarkand and Bishkek will significantly improve the partnership, and also open a new page in the history of our interaction," he said.

"We, in the Jogorku Kenesh, are in favor of strengthening partnership relations with the Parliament of Uzbekistan, because it is not a secret for anyone that interparliamentary interaction plays a big role in bringing peoples together as a whole. If we understand each other, our citizens will also live in the spirit of good-neighborliness," Tursunbekov said.

He added that he welcomed the signing of the Memorandum on Cooperation between the Jogorku Kenesh and the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan with great joy and enthusiasm. He noted that this document will serve as a good platform for deepening the interparliamentary partnership at all levels.

In his turn, Mirziyoyev said that the Kyrgyz people are brotherly for Uzbekistan. He noted that Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have recently reached a breakthrough in relations. "Everything that we do must be in the name of the prosperity of our ordinary citizens. My visit is fruitful, I am very pleased. Thanks to political will, we managed to find solutions on many issues, a number of important documents were signed. Now we need to implement them, and I hope that the parliaments of the two countries will support us," the Uzbek President said.

He added that the Kyrgyz Parliament has achieved good results in its development. "It is necessary to intensify mutual visits of parliamentarians, exchange experience, and, in general, to bring the relationship between the Jogorku Kenesh and the Oliy Majlis to a new, better level," Mirziyoyev said.

The President of Uzbekistan also touched upon the upcoming presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan. "I believe that the wise Kyrgyz people will choose a worthy candidate who, in turn, will continue the policy of Almazbek Atambayev, aimed at rapprochement of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan," concluded the Uzbek leader.

At the end of his speech, he invited Chynybai Tursunbekov to visit Uzbekistan for a week.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:51:42 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/president-mirziyoyev-invites-speaker-tursunbekov-to-visit-uzbekistan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/president-mirziyoyev-invites-speaker-tursunbekov-to-visit-uzbekistan/
Kyrgyz Parliament supports Sapar Isakov’s candidacy to the post of prime minister Bishkek, Aug.25, 2017 / Kabar/. The deputies of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan supported the candidacy of Sapar Isakov for the post of prime minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. This decision was made today during an extraordinary session of the parliament.

Thus, 97 deputies voted to support Sapar Isakov and 5 were against.

Also, the deputies supported the new structure, composition and program of the government.

During his speech Sapar Isakov spoke about his program "40 steps to the future”. He said that the main emphasis will be on developing the economy, social security and creating favorable conditions for the population.

Deputies wished Sapar Isakov success and said that will expect the result from the new government in 100 days.

The new prime minister is the youngest head of government. He is 40.

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 21:01:28 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliament-supports-sapar-isakovs-candidacy-to-the-post-of-prime-minister/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliament-supports-sapar-isakovs-candidacy-to-the-post-of-prime-minister/
Sapar Isakov presents his program and new government members BISHKEK, Aug. 25, 2017. / Kabar/. The candidate for prime minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov presented the composition of his cabinet.

During the meeting of the coalition of the majority, Sapar Isakov briefly talked about his program.

"This program was designed to be understood by every citizen. We divided it into two parts. I think that this program will be implemented. We have confidence in this. It was written not for two or three days, but for a month. Do not think that we were preparing earlier. In accordance with the president's instruction, within the framework of the 2040 strategy, a 5-year program was developed," he said.

The proposed composition of the new government:

The Prime Minister - Sapar Isakov (formerly the chief of the President’s Office ial staff);

First Vice Prime Minister - Tolkunbek Abdygulov (Chairman of the National Bank);

Vice Prime Minister for Economic Affairs - Duishenbek Zilaliev (Chairman of the State Committee for Economic Cooperation and Cooperation);

Vice Prime Minister for Security Affairs - Temir Dzhumakadyrov (Secretary of the Security Council);

Vice Prime Minister for Social Affairs - Cholpon Sultanbekova (remains at her post);

Minister of Economy - Artem Novikov (head of the financial and economic analysis and monitoring of the development of the President’s Office);

Ministry of Finance - Adylbek Kasymaliev (remains at his post);

Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry and Land Reclamation - Nurbek Murashev (remains at his post);

Ministry of Transport and Roads - Zhamshitbek Kalilov (remains at his post);

Ministry of Education and Science - Gulmira Kudaiberdiyeva (remains at her post);

Ministry of Justice - Uran Akhmetov (remains at his post);

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Erlan Abdyldaev (remains at his post);

Ministry of Internal Affairs - Ulan Israilov (remains at his post);

Ministry of Emergencies - Kubatbek Boronov (remains in his post);

Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism - Tugolbai Kazakov (remains at his post);

Ministry of Health - Talantbek Batyraliev (remains at his post);

Ministry of Labor and Social Development - Taalaykul Isakunova (remains at her post);

The State Committee for Defense Affairs - Mirbek Kasymkulov (remains at his post);

The State Committee for National Security - Abdil Segizbayev (remains at his post).

The State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use - Ulan Ryskulov (deputy chairman of the same State Committee);

Chairman of the State Communications Agency - Nurbek Abaskanov (head of the Board of Directors of National Energy Holding Company JSC);

The head of the Government’s Office Nurkhanbek Momunaliyev (head of the State Personnel Service).

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:46:55 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/sapar-isakov-presents-his-program-and-new-government-members/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/sapar-isakov-presents-his-program-and-new-government-members/
Coalition of majority of Kyrgyz Parliament approves new prime minister BISHKEK, Aug. 25, 2017 /Kabar/. The candidature of Sapar Isakov, Chief of the President’s Office of Kyrgyzstan is proposed for the post of the prime minister of the country, leader of the majority coalition of the Parliament Isa Omurkulov said at a meeting of the majority coalition.

The agenda also includes the formation of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The majority coalition unanimously supported Isakov's candidacy.

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:35:13 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/coalition-of-majority-of-kyrgyz-parliament-approved-new-prime-minister/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/coalition-of-majority-of-kyrgyz-parliament-approved-new-prime-minister/
Kyrgyz Parliament holds extraordinary meeting BISHKEK, Aug. 25, 2017 / Kabar /. An extraordinary meeting of the Kyrgyz Parliament kicked off in Bishkek to elect a new prime minister of the country and approve government members.

Speaker of the Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov said that Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov resigned.

"I received an appeal from President Almazbek Atambayev to form of a new Cabinet,” he said.

According to the Constitution, a coalition of the majority or a faction of more than half of the number of deputies offers a candidate for the post of prime minister.

But, the speaker declared a break, so that the coalition had the opportunity to consider the candidate in the committees.

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Zheenbekov resigned due to his participation in presidential elections to be held on October 15, 2017

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:10:02 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliament-holds-extraordinary-meeting/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliament-holds-extraordinary-meeting/
Speaker Tursunbekov meets with Assistant Secretary General of UN Cihan Sultanoglu BISHKEK, Aug. 24. 2017 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov met on Thursday with Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, UNDP Deputy Administrator, Head of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and Central Asia Cihan Sultanoglu, the press service of the Parliament reported.

The sides discussed the expansion of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and UNDP. They also exchanged views on strengthening parliamentary democracy, fighting corruption and reforming the judicial system.

Tursunbekov expressed gratitude to the UN system for supporting the country, which is also aimed at promoting sustainable development.

The Kyrgyz Speaker briefly focused on the current socio-political situation in the country. "We are expecting a great political event - the presidential elections. Undoubtedly, Kyrgyzstan is confidently moving along the path of development of parliamentary democracy, and this is primarily to ensure a fair election process. I think that the upcoming elections in October 2017 will be held transparently and meet all international standards," he added.

Tursunbekov also informed the interlocutor of the planned projects, both country and parliamentary. "As you know, a long-term Strategy for Sustainable Development of Kyrgyzstan until 2040 has been developed. One of its important components is the high-tech national Taza Koom project, which aims to promote the principles of e-government and the open community. Also, within the framework of strengthening the institution of parliamentarism, the Strategy of Sustainable Development of the Jogorku Kenesh has been adopted until 2021 and we hope for assistance from UNDP in its implementation," the Speaker said.

In turn, the UN Assistant Secretary General said that the UN system intends to further develop and deepen relations with the Kyrgyz Republic. "Kyrgyzstan is the only country in Central Asia that has chosen a parliamentary system of government. This is very important and valuable for us. We understand that it takes a lot of time for the development of parliamentarism and is ready to render all-round support to the Jogorku Kenesh," she stressed.

Sultanoglu said that the further sustainable development of parliamentary democracy is directly related to the level of the electoral process and confirmed the willingness of the UN system to work together to further improve it.

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:42:00 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/speaker-tursunbekov-meets-with-assistant-secretary-general-of-un-cihan-sultanoglu/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/speaker-tursunbekov-meets-with-assistant-secretary-general-of-un-cihan-sultanoglu/
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/