Breaking news http://kabar.kg/eng/rss/ Politics Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:57:46 +0600 Kabar.kg 60 Kyrgyz Ambassador discusses cooperation issues with State Minister of Artificial Intelligence of the UAE Bishkek, Jan. 19, 2018. / Kabar /. Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan Chyngyz Eshimbekov met with the State Minister of Artificial Intelligence of the United Arab Emirates Omar Bin Sultan Al-Olama.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, during the meeting the sides discussed the issues of establishing bilateral cooperation in the field of information technologies development, digitalization and public services. The sides also exchanged views on a number of other promising areas of cooperation between the two countries.

Also the interlocutor was briefly acquainted with the national Taza-Koom program of the Kyrgyz Republic and its main parameters.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:29:04 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-ambassador-discusses-cooperation-issues-with-state-minister-of-artificial-intelligence-of-the-uae/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-ambassador-discusses-cooperation-issues-with-state-minister-of-artificial-intelligence-of-the-uae/
Kyrgyz Foreign Minister participates in UN Security Council briefing Bishkek, Jan. 19, 2018. / Kabar /. Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldayev took part in New York in the UN Security Council briefing (high-level thematic debate) "Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: confidence-building measures,” the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

During the briefing, the UN Secretary General António Guterres presented a report, followed by speeches of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and representatives of the UN Security Council member states. In particular, an exchange of views took place on measures that the UN Security Council and member states can take to help and facilitate a political settlement of weapons of mass destruction-related crises, or to ensure that the United Nations member countries take action to implement confidence-building measures and transparency in the field of non-proliferation.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:52:14 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-foreign-minister-participates-in-un-security-council-briefing/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-foreign-minister-participates-in-un-security-council-briefing/
Kyrgyz and Uzbek FMs exchange views on issues of bilateral cooperation Bishkek, Jan. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. Within the framework of activities in the UN Security Council, a bilateral meeting of Kyrgyz and Uzbek Foreign Ministers of Erlan Abdyldaev and Abdulaziz Kamilov was held in New York.

The FMs of two countries exchanged views on a number of issues of Kyrgyz-Uzbek cooperation, including implementation of agreements reached at the highest level following the results of earlier mutual visits, the press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

In particular, Abdyldaev stressed the delimitation of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border dialogue progress.

Organizational issues of interstate events planned for 2018 were also discussed.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:35:01 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-and-uzbek-fms-exchange-views-on-issues-of-bilateral-cooperation/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-and-uzbek-fms-exchange-views-on-issues-of-bilateral-cooperation/
Kyrgyz FM invites UN Secretary General to opening of Third World Nomad Games Bishkek, Jan. 19, 2018. / Kabar /. Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev met in New York with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry reported.

During the conversation, Abdyldaev informed the interlocutor about the internal political situation in the country, including the past presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan, as well as the ongoing reforms. In addition, he briefed on priority areas for Kyrgyzstan's cooperation with the United Nations for the near future, aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

In turn, Guterres positively assessed the results of the presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan, and expressed hope for the further efforts of Kyrgyzstan in promoting democratic reforms.

In conclusion, the Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic invited the UN Secretary General to attend the opening ceremony of the Third World Nomad Games, which will be held in Kyrgyzstan in September this year.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:19:43 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-fm-invites-un-secretary-general-to-opening-of-third-world-nomad-games/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-fm-invites-un-secretary-general-to-opening-of-third-world-nomad-games/
Kyrgyz and Tajik FMs discuss upcoming official visit of Jeenbekov to Tajikistan Bishkek, Jan. 19, 2018 / Kabar /. Within the framework of activities in the UN Security Council, a bilateral meeting of Kyrgyz and Tajik Foreign Ministers of Erlan Abdyldaev and Sirojiddin Aslov was held in New York.

During the meeting, the sides discussed a wide range of key issues of bilateral cooperation, as well as prospects for building up the Kyrgyz-Tajik partnership, the press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

Particular attention was paid to discuss substantive part of President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov’s upcoming official visit to Tajikistan.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:45:15 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-and-tajik-fms-discuss-upcoming-official-visit-of-jeenbekov-to-tajikistan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-and-tajik-fms-discuss-upcoming-official-visit-of-jeenbekov-to-tajikistan/
Kyrgyz Foreign Minister meets in New York with Russian FM Bishkek, Jan. 19, 2018. / Kabar /. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan met in New York with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

According to the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry, the meeting took place on Jan. 18 as part of participation in the events in the UN Security Council.

The sides considered current issues of Kyrgyz-Russian relations, as well as touched upon cooperation within the framework of international and regional organizations.

The foreign ministers of the two countries discussed the schedule of mutual contacts at the highest levels.

Abdyldaev and Lavrov stressed the need to intensify the work of the Kyrgyz-Russian Intergovernmental Commission for the medium term and discussed the timing of the next 20th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:28:25 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-foreign-minister-meets-in-new-york-with-russian-fm/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-foreign-minister-meets-in-new-york-with-russian-fm/
Kyrgyz Deputy FM meets with Finnish Parliament deputies Bishkek, Jan. 18, 2018 / Kabar /. Deputy Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Nurlan Abdrakhmanov received chairman and members of the Central Asian Friendship Group of the Finnish Parliament in Bishkek.

The sides discussed a wide range of issues related to strengthening bilateral relations in the area of inter-parliamentary cooperation. The dynamic expansion of cooperation has been positively assessed, the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry reports.

The development status and trends of Kyrgyz-Finnish relations were discussed as well. The sides confirmed mutual interest in expanding and deepening cooperation in various fields.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:10:01 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-deputy-fms-meet-with-finnish-parliament-deputies/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-deputy-fms-meet-with-finnish-parliament-deputies/
Kyrgyzstan, Qatar discuss cooperation between law enforcement agencies Bishkek, Jan. 18, 2018 / Kabar/. Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the State of Qatar Nuran Niyazaliyev met in Doha with Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Director General of Public Security of the State of Qatar, General Saad Bin Jassim Al Khulaifi, the press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

During the meeting, the sides discussed the issues of further strengthening of the Kyrgyz-Qatar relations, in particular, the development of cooperation between law enforcement agencies of the two countries. The sides noted the importance of implementing the agreements reached during the visit of the Interior Minister of Kyrgyzstan to Doha in 2016 and the visit of the delegation of the Interior Ministry of the State of Qatar to Bishkek in 2017.

Following the results of the meeting, an agreement was reached to hold a training on countering cybercrime, as well as participation of the Kyrgyz delegation in the international law enforcement exhibition in Doha in October 2018.

At the end of the meeting, Ambassador Niyazaliyev briefed Saad Bin Jassim Al Khulaifi about the creative work and celebration of the 90th anniversary of great Kyrgyz writer Chyngyz Aitmatov and gave him one of the novels of Aitmatov in Arabic.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:12:54 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-qatar-discuss-cooperation-between-law-enforcement-agencies/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-qatar-discuss-cooperation-between-law-enforcement-agencies/
Kyrgyz-Canadian cooperation discussed in Ottawa Bishkek, Jan. 18, 2018 / Kabar /. During his business trip to Ottawa (Canada) Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the United States and Canada Kadyr Toktogulov held a number of meetings with Canadian officials to discuss issues of intensification of bilateral Kyrgyz-Canadian cooperation, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan reported.

Within the framework of Ambassador Toktogulov's meeting with Deputy Minister of International Trade of Canada Timothy Sargent, the sides noted mutual interest in boosting trade, economic and investment cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Canada. At the same time, the Ambassador drew the attention of the Canadian side to the importance of diversifying economic relations between the two countries, which should not be limited by the mining industry.

During the meeting with Director General for Eastern Europe and Eurasia of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada Alison Leclere, the sides stressed the importance of deepening and expanding the entire range of bilateral Kyrgyz-Canadian cooperation, whose significant potential remains unrealized.

During the meeting, the representative of the Canadian Foreign Ministry also congratulated Kyrgyzstan on holding open and free presidential elections, and highlighted the importance of Kyrgyzstan's development on the way to democracy and parliamentarism. At the end of the meeting, an agreement was reached to intensify cooperation between the foreign ministries of Kyrgyzstan and Canada at various levels.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:17:50 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-canadian-cooperation-discussed-in-ottawa/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-canadian-cooperation-discussed-in-ottawa/
Kyrgyz FM meets with UNDP Administrator in New York Bishkek, Jan. 18, 2018 / Kabar /. On the eve, the Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev met with the Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Achim Steiner in New York, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

Within the framework of the meeting, Minister Abdyldaev presented information on the results of the presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan and summarized results of cooperation with the UN system for 2017, which coincides with 25th anniversary of the country's membership in the Organization. The UNDP Administrator was also informed about the start of the United National Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)’s new cycle implementation for the period of 2018-2022.

Whereas, the UNDP Administrator expressed his support for the work carried out jointly with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the UN system and assured that UNDP is ready to continue providing all possible assistance to Kyrgyzstan in order to ensure sustainable development of the country.

During the meeting, the project on Trans boundary Cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to achieve Sustainable Peace and Development was also discussed, funded by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund and implemented by the UNDP Offices in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan, in particular on the section of the water channel Kayirma.

At the end of the meeting, Abdyldaev invited the UN Adminstrator to attend the opening ceremony of the Third World Nomad Games that will take place in Kyrgyzstan.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:12:19 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-fm-meets-with-undp-administrator-in-new-york/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-fm-meets-with-undp-administrator-in-new-york/
Canadian Ambassador presents copies of credentials to deputy FM Bishkek, Jan. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. Deputy Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Nurlan Abdrakhmanov met with the newly appointed Ambassador of Canada to the Kyrgyz Republic Nicolas Bruso, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

During the meeting Nicolas Bruso presented copies of his credentials to Deputy Minister Abdrakhmanov.

At the meeting the sides expressed readiness for further strengthening of bilateral relations, discussed a wide range of issues on the whole range of cooperation, expansion of the legal framework and prospects for trade and economic cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Canada.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:14:52 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/canadian-ambassador-presents-copies-of-credentials-to-deputy-fm/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/canadian-ambassador-presents-copies-of-credentials-to-deputy-fm/
Prospects of development of Kyrgyz-Finnish relations discussed in Bishkek Bishkek, Jan. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Nurlan Abdrakhmanov received copies of credentials of Ambassador of Finland to the Kyrgyz Republic Mikko Kivikoski, the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry reported.

Deputy Foreign Minister Abdrakhmanov congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment to this post and wished him successful and fruitful work. He also expressed confidence that the Mikko Kivikoski will make efforts to intensify bilateral cooperation.

During the meeting, the state and prospects of the development of the Kyrgyz-Finnish relations were discussed. The sides confirmed mutual interest in expanding and deepening cooperation in various fields, including within the framework of the Finnish program "Initiatives for an enlarged Europe."

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:41:26 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prospects-of-development-of-kyrgyz-finnish-relations-discussed-in-bishkek/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prospects-of-development-of-kyrgyz-finnish-relations-discussed-in-bishkek/
Kyrgyz parliamentary delegation participates in annual session of PUIC in Tehran Bishkek, Jan. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. The delegation of the Jogorku Kenesh consisting of deputies of Parhat Tulendybaev and Muzaffar Isakov is taking part in 13th session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) in Tehran, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reported.

The session was officially opened by President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani and Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Council (Parliament) Ali Larijani.

In connection with the expiration of the term of office, Erol Kilic (Turkey) completed his mission as the general secretary of the PUIC. According to the principle of regional rotation of candidates for the post of General Secretary, the right to nominate was granted to the African Group (three geographical groups, the other two - the Asian group, which includes Kyrgyzstan and the African one). As a result of internal negotiations in the group, a single candidate was nominated - Senegal. Thus, the representative of Senegal was appointed to the post of Secretary General without a vote.

From the Asian Group, Kyrgyz MPs Parhat Tulendybaev and Muzaffar Isakov were elected members of the Standing Committee of the PUICon Economic Affairs and the Environment and the Standing Committee of the PUIC on Culture, Legal Issues and Dialogue of Civilizations and Religions respectively.

Following the session, the adoption of the Tehran Declaration, the resolution and the final communiqué is expected.

During their stay in Tehran, deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh visited the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Iran, where they met with Ambassador Avazbek Abdrazakov, got acquainted with the activities of the diplomatic mission and discussed a number of issues on enhancing the Kyrgyz-Iranian cooperation.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:26:01 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliamentary-delegation-participates-in-annual-session-of-oic-pu-in-tehran/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-parliamentary-delegation-participates-in-annual-session-of-oic-pu-in-tehran/
First Deputy FM and Japanese Ambassador discuss issues of mutual interest Bishkek, Jan. 17, 2018 / Kabar /. First Deputy Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Dinara Kemelova met on Tuesday with Ambassador of Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic Yoshihiro Yamamura.

During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of mutual interest, as well as further strengthening of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Japan within the framework of international organizations.

Kemelova stressed the need to intensify further cooperation in the field of protection and preservation of the historical and cultural heritage of mankind within the framework of UNESCO. In particular, the Japanese side was invited to assist in the conservation and museification of Nevakat and Ak-Beshim (Suyab) fortifications, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, in order to create the necessary conditions for increasing the flow of tourists.

The parties also discussed issues concerning the forthcoming 12th Meeting of Senior Officials of the Dialogue "Central Asia + Japan", to be held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Jan. 26, 2018.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:11:39 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/first-deputy-fm-and-japanese-ambassador-discuss-issues-of-mutual-interest/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/first-deputy-fm-and-japanese-ambassador-discuss-issues-of-mutual-interest/
First Deputy FM of Kyrgyzstan and Russian Ambassador discuss cooperation Bishkek, Jan. 16, 2018 /Kabar/. First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Dinara Kemelova held a meeting with Ambassador of Russia to the Kyrgyz Republic Andrei Krutko.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, the sides summed up the results of cooperation for 2017, discussed topical issues of Kyrgyz-Russian regional cooperation and prospects for development of cooperation in 2018.

The sides also discussed the issues of accelerating work on the part of the Governments of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation on working out concrete joint projects of trade, economic and investment character, increasing trade turnover and bringing them up to $ 2 billion, opening trade and logistics centers, attracting Russian investments in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Kemelova stressed the need to intensify the work of the Kyrgyz-Russian Intergovernmental Commission and discussed with the Russian Ambassador the dates of the next 20th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission and also touched upon the issue of activation of the Kyrgyz-Moscow Intergovernmental Commission.

An exchange of views took place on the holding of a number of events related to the celebration of Chyngyz Aitmatov’s jubilee.

In addition, the interlocutors discussed the issues of the stay of Kyrgyz citizens in the Russian Federation.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:37:38 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/first-deputy-fm-of-kyrgyzstan-and-russian-ambassador-discuss-cooperation/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/first-deputy-fm-of-kyrgyzstan-and-russian-ambassador-discuss-cooperation/
Iran, Kyrgyzstan to establish bilateral relations in number of sectors Bishkek, Jan. 16, 2018. / Kabar/. Iran and Kyrgyzstan intend to establish bilateral relations in a number of industries. To implement this goal, the parties signed a long-term cooperation agreement with the plan for the next 10 years.

Ambassador of Iran to the Kyrgyz Republic Ali Mojtaba Ruzbehani during a meeting with journalists on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries said that in the first place this agreement provides for the development of economic relations and the increase in trade turnover between the parties.

"We signed a long-term agreement on 10-year cooperation, which provides for the development of bilateral relations in all areas. But the main emphasis is on the development of trade and economic relations. We have a great will to implement it, and we are optimistic," the ambassador said.

He also pointed out that Kyrgyzstan has great potential in tourism, and the diplomatic mission of Iran will carry out all sorts of activities to attract tourists from among its compatriots.

"Kyrgyzstan has a great potential in the sphere of tourism, and we will be able to attract our compatriots to your fertile land. You have a great future in this direction. Iran also has its own opportunities in terms of medical and other types of tourism, which may also interest Kyrgyz people to visit our country," the ambassador added.

He stressed that, they are making every effort to activate this industry, as evidenced by the measures taken to launch direct flights between Iran and Kyrgyzstan.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:51:30 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/iran-kyrgyzstan-to-establish-bilateral-relations-in-number-of-sectors-ambassador/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/iran-kyrgyzstan-to-establish-bilateral-relations-in-number-of-sectors-ambassador/
New Ambassador of Turkey presents copies of credentials to Deputy FM Bishkek, Jan. 12, 2018 / Kabar /. Deputy Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Emil Kaikiyev received copies of credentials from the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Turkey to the Kyrgyz Republic Jengiz Kamil Fyrat, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan reported.

During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on current issues of the Kyrgyz-Turkish relations and considered the agenda of upcoming meetings at the highest levels. The mutual mood for further development of multifaceted bilateral cooperation in the spirit of strategic partnership is confirmed.

At the end of the meeting, the Deputy FM congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment and wished him successful and fruitful work.

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:55:55 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/new-ambassador-of-turkey-presents-copies-of-credential-letters-to-deputy-fm-of-kyrgyz-republic/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/new-ambassador-of-turkey-presents-copies-of-credential-letters-to-deputy-fm-of-kyrgyz-republic/
Kyrgyz Ambassador to Japan discuss cooperation with Vice President of JICA Bishkek, Jan. 12, 2018. /Kabar/. Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Japan Chyngyz Aidarbekov met with Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Noriko Suzuki, the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry reported.

The sides discussed the most relevant and promising areas of cooperation, which will be given special attention in the coming year.

JICA vice president highly appreciated the presidential election held in Kyrgyzstan in Oc. 2017. In this connection, the Ambassador expressed gratitude for the congratulations on the occasion of the democratically elected new President of the country and emphasized the importance of technical assistance received from the Japanese Government in 2015 and 2017 in the amount of about $ 11.7 million, which was aimed at improving the electoral system.

Suzuki noted with satisfaction the fruitful nature of cooperation with Kyrgyzstan. She also noted that the priority areas of JICA's activities coincide with the development strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic, which include, inter alia, promotion of agricultural production; development of road and transport infrastructure.

In his turn, the Ambassador drew attention to the fact that Japan is a reliable partner of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The sides also discussed the possibility of providing technical assistance from JICA, which will be aimed at supporting dairy producers in terms of improving the certification system of their products in accordance with international standards. This measure will contribute to strengthening the overall capacity of the country's agricultural sector.

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:05:46 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-ambassador-to-japan-discuss-cooperation-with-vice-president-of-jica/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-ambassador-to-japan-discuss-cooperation-with-vice-president-of-jica/
First Deputy FM of Kyrgyzstan meets with Chinese Ambassador Bishkek, Jan. 10, 2018. / Kabar/. First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Dinara Kemelova yesterday met with Chinese Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Xiao Qinghua.

The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that the parties jointly summed up the results of cooperation for 2017, considered positively the past internal political events in two countries, such as the presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan and the 19th National Congress of CPC.

During the conversation, the parties also identified the priority areas for joint work for 2018, discussed promising aspects of bilateral cooperation, in particular, the implementation of projects within the framework of One Belt, One Road initiative, the construction of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railroad, rehabilitation of the ring road around Issyk-Kul Lake and others.

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Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:33:14 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/first-deputy-fm-of-kyrgyzstan-meets-with-chinese-ambassador/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/first-deputy-fm-of-kyrgyzstan-meets-with-chinese-ambassador/
Prospects for building up Kyrgyz-Tajik cooperation discussed in Bishkek Bishkek, Jan. 10, 2018. / Kabar/. Kyrgyzstan's First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dinara Kemelova met in Bishkek with Ambassador of Tajikistan to the Kyrgyz Republic Sukhrob Olimzoda, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

During the meeting, the sides discussed prospects for enhancing Kyrgyz-Tajik cooperation this year and a number of events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Particular attention was paid to the delimitation of the Kyrgyz-Tajik state border, the expansion of the legal framework between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as the preparation of a substantive part of significant interstate events, including high-level visits in 2018.

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:27:00 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prospects-for-building-up-kyrgyz-tajik-cooperation-discussed-in-bishkek/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prospects-for-building-up-kyrgyz-tajik-cooperation-discussed-in-bishkek/
Kyrgyz and Armenian FMs exchange congratulations over 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations Bishkek, Jan. 9, 2018 / Kabar /. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan and Armenia exchanged with congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

The telegram of greeting from Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduard Nalbandyan says:

"This historic event marked the beginning of the development of Kyrgyz interstate cooperation based on the centuries-old friendship relations between the peoples of our countries. I would like to stress with satisfaction the intensification of partnership between Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, aimed at promoting mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation, expanding exchanges in the sphere of culture and science," the greeting telegram says.

In return, the telegram of greeting from the Kyrgyz Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Abdyldaev said:

"I express confidence that the existing friendly relations between Kyrgyzstan and Armenia will continue to develop in a positive way on the basis of mutually beneficial cooperation and constructive dialogue for the benefit of our people. I am confident that the positive experience of the Kyrgyz-Armenian relations obtained during these twenty-five years will serve to further build up the bilateral political dialogue, practical implementation of mutually beneficial cooperation projects in trade, economic and other fields," the greeting telegram says.

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Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:50:08 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-and-armenian-ministers-of-foreign-affairs-congratulate-with-25th-anniversary-of-diplomatic-relations/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-and-armenian-ministers-of-foreign-affairs-congratulate-with-25th-anniversary-of-diplomatic-relations/
Kyrgyzstan, Qatar to develop cooperation of business communities Bishkek, Jan. 5, 2018 / Kabar/. Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the State of Qatar Mr. Nuran Niyazaliev met with Vice President of Qatar Chamber for Trade and Industry Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Twar Al Kawari.

During the meeting, Ambassador Nuran Niyazaliev made a presentation on export potential and investment opportunities of the Kyrgyz Republic in trade, agriculture, mining, energy, tourism, and infrastructure. Noting affordable prices and high quality of Kyrgyz agricultural products, he stressed the importance of expanding trade relations. In this regard, the sides discussed the forthcoming joint events in 2018 and agreed to develop cooperation between the business communities of Kyrgyzstan and Qatar, the Kyrgyz Embassy in Qatar reported.

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:27:11 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-qatar-to-develop-cooperation-of-business-communities/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-qatar-to-develop-cooperation-of-business-communities/
Kazakhstan allocates humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan Bishkek,Jan.4, 2018 /Kabar/. The Government of Kazakhstan provides official humanitarian assistance to Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Syria. The relevant decree was signed by Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the Kazah Government website reported.

According to the decision from Dec. 20, 2017, Kazakhstan allocated 276 million 790 thousand tenge to Tajikistan, 185 million 317 thousand tenge to Syria and 200 million 281 thousand tenge to Kyrgyzstan (about 41 million 420 thousand soms).

662 million 689 thousand tenge is also allocated for eradication of natural and man-made emergency situation consequences. The decree was signed by the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industries of Kazakhstan.

Earlier Kyrgyzstan refused and denounced the agreement with Kazakhstan on providing financial assistance by Astana $ 100 million. These funds were planned to be used to implement the roadmap for accession of Kyrgyzstan to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

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Thu, 04 Jan 2018 20:50:09 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kazakhstan-allocates-humanitarian-aid-to-kyrgyzstan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kazakhstan-allocates-humanitarian-aid-to-kyrgyzstan/
Kyrgyz Ambassador in Qatar meets with Speaker of Advisory Council of Qatar Bishkek, Jan. 4, 2018 /Kabar/. Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic in the State of Qatar Mr. Nuran Niyazaliev met with Speaker of Advisory Council of the State of Qatar, the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Qatar reported.

During the meeting, Ambassador Nuran Niyazaliev conveyed a congratulatory message from H.E. Mr. Dastanbek Dzhumabekov, Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic, to H.E. Mr. Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Mahmud, the newly elected Speaker of the Majilis Al-Shura (Parliament) of the State of Qatar. The message notes importance of joint development of interparliamentary cooperation, which will contribute to strengthening friendly relations between the two countries. Ambassador Nuran Niyazaliev informed the Speaker of the Qatari Parliament on activities of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic as well as the current level and prospects for cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the State of Qatar in the political, trade, economic and cultural spheres.

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Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:54:42 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-ambassador-in-qatar-meets-with-speaker-of-advisory-council-of-the-state-of-qatar/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-ambassador-in-qatar-meets-with-speaker-of-advisory-council-of-the-state-of-qatar/
Mirziyoyev congratulates Zheenbekov and people of Kyrgyzstan on New Year Bishkek, Dec. 31, 2017. /Kabar/. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov and the people of Kyrgyzstan on the New Year, the president's press service reported.

"On behalf of the multinational people of Uzbekistan and on my own behalf, please accept my heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the New Year 2018!

I sincerely wish you and your family good health, prosperity and success, and the friendly people of Kyrgyzstan peace, tranquility and prosperity," says in Mirziyoyev’s congratulation.

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Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:57:02 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/mirziyoyev-congratulates-zheenbekov-and-people-of-kyrgyzstan-on-new-year/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/mirziyoyev-congratulates-zheenbekov-and-people-of-kyrgyzstan-on-new-year/
Presidents of neighboring countries congratulate Kyrgyz president and people Bishkek, Dec. 30, 2017. /Kabar/. Presidents of a number of countries wished a Happy New Year to Kyrgyzstan's people and Head of the country Sooronbai Zheenbekov, the President's press service reported.

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Azerbaijan’s Leader Ilham Aliyev, President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, Federal Republic of Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as Chinese leader Xi Jinping sent greeting telegrams with kind wishes to Zheenbekov and the people of Kyrgyzstan.

In the greeting letter of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani it is said: "I hope that with the coming of the New Year we will witness the spread of peace, justice, equality and stability in the world without violence. I wish you and the people of Kyrgyzstan health, success, happiness and prosperity in the coming New Year."

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s message said: "I heartily congratulate you on the upcoming New Year 2018. I wish you good health, inexhaustible life energy and further success in your work. I also wish the fraternal country peace, happiness and prosperity!"

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Sat, 30 Dec 2017 20:26:08 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/presidents-of-neighboring-countries-sent-greeting-messages-to-kyrgyz-president-and-people/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/presidents-of-neighboring-countries-sent-greeting-messages-to-kyrgyz-president-and-people/
In 2017, major historical breakthrough occurred in Uzbek direction: Kyrgyz FM Bishkek, Dec. 29, 2017 / Kabar /. In the outgoing year a very major historical breakthrough occurred in Kyrgyzstan's relations with Uzbekistan. We have finally signed a border agreement, which has already been agreed upon by 85%, Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Erlan Abdyldaev told at a meeting with representatives of the local and foreign media speaking about relations with Uzbekistan.

"I cannot, but highlight that for us the most important direction in foreign policy is the Central Asian direction. And certainly we will work in this direction," the foreign minister said.

Abdyldaev also briefed that after signing the interim agreement on the border with Uzbekistan, both the Kyrgyz and Uzbek sides quickly ratified it, and this treaty has already entered into force.

It is noteworthy that after the exchange of instruments of ratification, Kyrgyz and Uzbek experts on border negotiations held additional talks and signed more than 40 km of the border. "And this work will be continued in the accelerated regime in the coming year. Appropriate orders were given during the visit of President Sooronabi Zheenbekov and during negotiations with the President of Uzbekistan," he added.

The minister also added that, more than 40 various treaties and agreements were signed in just 3-4 months. These are the agreements and treaties, which were not signed for a long time. "But the impetus that was given to our relations this year has allowed us to remove many issues from the agenda," the FM emphasized.

Abdyldaev added that the trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan is steadily growing and this year the trade turnover grew by 60%. "And the bar is set that in the near future trade will reach $ 500 million. But this level is also not final, and trade with Uzbekistan will continue to grow," the Kyrgyz foreign minister considers.

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:37:09 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/in-2017-major-historical-breakthrough-occurred-in-uzbek-direction-fm-abdyldaev/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/in-2017-major-historical-breakthrough-occurred-in-uzbek-direction-fm-abdyldaev/
America is important for Kyrgyzstan’s foreign policy Bishkek, Dec. 29, 2017 / Kabar/. On Dec. 27, Kyrgyz Minister of Foreign Affairs, Erlan Abdyldaev met with representatives of local and foreign media at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan. At the meeting, Minister Erlan Abdyldaev spoke about whether a new agreement on cooperation with the United States and future prospects for bilateral cooperation will be signed.

"America is the most important direction in Kyrgyzstan’s foreign policy and we understand the role and importance of the United States in the modern global world," the Minister said. Abdyldaev specified that in bilateral relations Kyrgyzstan is always inclined to constructive and effectiveness of two countries’ relations.

"During the year, we showed constructive and we conducted and are negotiating on a new agreement on cooperation," the minister added.

Abdyldaev mentioned that there were a lot of different items in previous agreement that defined directions and dealt with certain immunities and privileges. "Taking into account those programs and projects, which are being implemented, we want to bring them to the same standard with the same level of immunities and privileges that exist in other relevant countries, with whom we cooperate", the minister said.

The Foreign Minister specified that there are things that need further negotiations. "Over the past year, we held several rounds of negotiations. Several negotiations were conducted through Skype, but now we agreed and found understanding on the structure of the new treaty in total for 60-65%. This work continues, "Abdyldaev said.

According to Erlan Abdyldaev, Kyrgyzstan proposed to sign the "road map" together with the agreement. As the minister points out, this was mentioned and agreed two years ago during a meeting with the previous US Secretary of State John Kerry.

"The most important thing is that we must understand to reach an agreement that will meet the interests of both sides." There must be a clear understanding of what we want and what they want. Based on this we must move forward”, the Minister said.

In conclusion, Erlan Abdyldaev pointed out that he does not see any problems or artificial things, and the work process continues. “I think that everything will be fine," he said.

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 16:38:20 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/america-is-important-for-kyrgyzstans-foreign-policy/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/america-is-important-for-kyrgyzstans-foreign-policy/
Kyrgyz FM about cooperation and interaction in frames of EEU Bishkek, Dec. 29, 2017 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev met with representatives of the local and foreign media at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan on Dec. 27. At the meeting, Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev spoke about the work that was carried out within the framework of cooperation and interaction within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

The Kyrgyz minister said that, the main emphasis in the ongoing year was made on cooperation and interaction of Kyrgyzstan within the framework of the EEU. Abdyldaev emphasized the fact that Kyrgyzstan in the outgoing year presided in the Eurasian Economic Union.

"Many issues that are on the agenda, including those initiated by the Kyrgyz side, are being lifted. There are some issues that still exist, but there is a common understanding of all the countries of the Union that it is important for Kyrgyzstan and Armenia, which joined the integration association recently, to get the maximum benefits from participation in this association," the Kyrgyz foreign minister said.

The Foreign Minister drew attention to the fact that a lot of attention was paid to protecting the rights and interests of our legal entities and individuals abroad, especially those working in the EEU in Russia and Kazakhstan.

"Thanks to the position of our president and due to the positive attitude and understanding on the part of the Russian side, the issue raised by our citizens about using our driving licenses in Russia was lifted," the minister added.

The Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic also added the fact that this year Kyrgyzstan opened an honorary consulate in Armenia, in the cities of Tomsk, Ufa and South Sakhalinsk of the Russian Federation. "Of course, there are a lot of Kyrgyz citizens in the Russian Federation, and they face various kinds of problems in which it is necessary to provide them with appropriate assistance," Abdyldaev explained.

He said that, where there are diplomatic missions of the Kyrgyz Republic, they are actively involved, where they do not exist, certified lawyers work there. "We have made a list of certified lawyers who will provide relevant advice to our citizens. And this system starts to work very well, especially those lawyers who are involved, they worked very long time with our diplomatic missions," Erlan Abdyldaev concluded.

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:13:10 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-fm-about-cooperation-and-interaction-in-frames-of-eeu/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-fm-about-cooperation-and-interaction-in-frames-of-eeu/
Kyrgyz Security Council entrusts State Service of Migration to install cameras Bishkek, Dec. 29, 2017 / Kabar/. The Security Council worked out a plan for State Service of Migration (SSM) for taking anti-corruption measures. During the meeting of the Security Council Working Group detailed plan of measures was considered to monitor the implementation of the state strategy of anti-corruption policy, Secretariat of the Security Council reported.

In the SSM department four corruption cases have been identified, related to the issuance of permits for foreign citizens and stateless persons for the right to work and carry out entrepreneurship in the territory of Kyrgyzstan. They were given residence permit and carry out private business activities illegally.

In order to ensure the transparency of the process of issuing work permits for foreign citizens and stateless persons, the SSM is recommended to develop and implement electronic possibility of submitting applications online. Online process will lead to less corruption in the department.

The working group instructed to install video surveillance cameras in the places of application. Experts noted the importance of strengthening control measures and responsibility for unreasonable refusal to accept documents, as well as illegally "delaying" the process of processing applications.

"It is especially important to suppress corruption risks and ensure transparency of the activities of the interdepartmental commission for issuing labor visas," Sergei Ponomarev stressed who is a member of the Working Group.

The members of the Working Group entrusted to reduce and optimize the list of required mandatory documents from applicants when issuing work permits and residence permits. In addition, it is recommended to create an electronic possibility of filing applications online with foreign citizens for the issuance of a residence permit.

Following the meeting, the Security Council Working Group approved a plan of measures to fight against corruption cases in the State Migration Service.

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 10:50:43 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-security-council-entrusts-state-service-of-migration-to-install-cameras/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-security-council-entrusts-state-service-of-migration-to-install-cameras/