Breaking news http://kabar.kg/eng/rss/ Politics Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:25:05 +0600 Kabar.kg 60 First deputy FM of Kyrgyzstan participate in meeting of ECO Council of Foreign Ministers in Dushanbe Bishkek, Apr. 18, 2018. / Kabar /. The Kyrgyz delegation led by First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Dinara Kemelova took part in a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization.

The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that the topic of discussion was the ECO activities and prospects for further interaction of the member countries of the Organization.

In her speech Kemelova emphasized the development of cooperation of the member countries in the field of transport, energy and project activities. Particular attention was paid to the implementation of railway construction projects that could connect all countries of the region and provide access to other markets, the implementation of the CASA-1000 energy project and the use of the ECO Trade and Development Bank's facilities for financing infrastructure projects. The role of the World Nomad Games as an instrument of intercultural dialogue and the promotion of peace was especially noted.

Among the main topics of the meeting were further strengthening of mutually beneficial regional cooperation, improvement of the Organization's activities. The Council adopted the report of the Secretariat of the Organization on the implementation of the ECO concept paper - "Prospects 2025" and approved the budget of the Organization for 2018.

The meeting participants approved Hadi Solemanpur, the representative of Iran as Secretary General of the ECO for a three-year period since August 2018.

Following the meeting, the Dushanbe communique was adopted.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 to promote economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the countries of the region. The main areas of cooperation are trade, transport and communications, energy, tourism, agriculture and industry. The member countries of the Organization are Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. The Kyrgyz Republic has been a member of this Organization since 1992.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:49:44 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/first-deputy-fm-of-kyrgyzstan-participate-in-meeting-of-eco-council-of-foreign-ministers-in-dushanbe/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/first-deputy-fm-of-kyrgyzstan-participate-in-meeting-of-eco-council-of-foreign-ministers-in-dushanbe/
Deputy FMs of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan exchange views on issues of bilateral cooperation Bishkek, Apr. 16, 2018 / Kabar /. First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Dinara Kemelova met with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Zohir Saidzoda within the framework of participation in the 23rd Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organization of Economic Cooperation member states.

The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported, during the conversation the sides exchanged views on topical issues of bilateral cooperation in the water, energy, transport, communication, cultural and humanitarian spheres.

The sides touched upon the issues of cooperation between the two countries within the framework of international organizations. Also, the Tajik side expressed its interest in participating its sports and cultural delegations in the forthcoming Third World Nomad Games.

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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:57:42 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/deputy-fms-of-kyrgyzstan-and-tajikistan-exchange-views-on-issues-of-bilateral-cooperation/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/deputy-fms-of-kyrgyzstan-and-tajikistan-exchange-views-on-issues-of-bilateral-cooperation/
Third round of negotiations on Agreement on Enhanced Cooperation of Kyrgyzstan-EU will be held in Brussels Bishkek, Apr. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. The third round of negotiations between Kyrgyzstan and the European Union on the draft of the new Agreement on Enhanced Cooperation will be held tomorrow in Brussels (Kingdom of Belgium).

Chief of the foreign policy department of the President’s Office Daniyar Sydykov, at a Kabar News Agency told reporters that the Kyrgyz delegation had already flown to the capital of Belgium to participate in a meeting with partners.

"As one of such effective results of the working visit of our president to the EU institutions was the agreement that this Agreement will take into account all aspects that allow to build mutually beneficial cooperation," Sydykov said.

He said that this will strengthen the political dialogue between the parties, which in the future will entail an increase in economic indicators between the Kyrgyz Republic and the EU, and give impetus to other areas of cooperation.

"We expressed our proposal that the new Agreement take into account our visions and strategic plans in accordance with the National Strategy for Sustainable Development - 2040, as well as the digital transformation program Taza Koom and Taza Suu program, Sydykov said.

He said that now it is impossible to say the exact terms for signing this Agreement, but the upcoming talks will make it clear how close this date is to today.

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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:18:00 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/third-round-of-negotiations-on-agreement-on-enhanced-cooperation-of-kyrgyzstan-eu-will-be-held-in-brussels/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/third-round-of-negotiations-on-agreement-on-enhanced-cooperation-of-kyrgyzstan-eu-will-be-held-in-brussels/
Next foreign visits of Jeenbekov will be to Russia and China Bishkek, Apr. 16, 2018. / Kabar /. The next foreign trip of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov will take place in mid-May to Russia to attend the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

Head of the foreign policy department of the Kyrgyz President’s Office Daniyar Sydykov told at a press conference at Kabar News Agency today that the upcoming meeting of the heads of the Eurasian Economic Union member states will be held in Sochi.

"In June, a state visit to the People's Republic of China is planned, which will take place before the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization," Sydykov said.

He said that this issue has already begun to be worked out bilaterally.

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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:07:45 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/next-foreign-visits-of-jeenbekov-will-be-to-russia-and-china/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/next-foreign-visits-of-jeenbekov-will-be-to-russia-and-china/
Jeenbekov arrives in Belgium Brussels, Apr. 12, 2018. / Kabar /.President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov arrived on his first working visit to Belgium.

Jeenbekov is planning to meet with Prince Karim Aga Khan IV in a tet-a-tete format during his working visit.

In Brussels, Jeenbekov will visit the EU institutions, where he will meet with Presidents of the European Council - Donald Tusk, the European Commission - Jean-Claude Juncker, chairman of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, as well as the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federico Mogherini.

President Jeenbekov is accompanied on this visit by Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldayev, Chief of Foreign Policy Division of President’s Administration Daniyar Sydykov, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Belgium Asein Isayev, Vice Prime Minister Sanzhar Mukanbetov, MP Abdyvakhap Nurbayev and MP Altynbek Sulaimanov.

The visit of the head of Kyrgyzstan to Belgium will end on April 12, 2018.

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Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:04:07 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jeenbekov-arrives-in-belgium/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jeenbekov-arrives-in-belgium/
Ex-president Atambayev meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping Bishkek, Apr. 11, 2018. / Kabar /. Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Boao State Residence in Boao, the press service of the SDPK party reported.

During the meeting Atambayev and Xi Jinping stressed the friendly nature of the interactions, both in the personal relationship and between the peoples of the two countries. The sides noted with satisfaction the high level of the Kyrgyz-Chinese strategic partnership, which has a positive growth momentum. During the meeting, the sides discussed the opportunities and prospects for cooperation within the framework of the Chinese initiative One Belt, One Road.

The Chinese President expressed his gratitude to the ex-president of Kyrgyzstan for his participation in the work of the Boao Asian Forum. Xi Jinping also congratulated Almazbek Atambayev on his election to the post of Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan. The Chinese leader Atambayev, as president of the Kyrgyz Republic, made a great contribution to strengthening friendly and good-neighborly relations between the two countries.

Atambayev thanked the Chinese side for the invitation to the Boao Asian Forum. The ex-president noted the importance of the Forum and expressed confidence that its results will give impetus to further expansion of international economic cooperation.

On Apr. 10, 2018 ex-president of Kyrgyzstan, leader of the SDPK party Almazbek Atambayev took part in opening ceremony of the Boao Asian forum.

Heads of state and government of the People's Republic of China, the Philippines, Austria, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, the Netherlands, also 9 ex-leaders of foreign countries participated in the work of the Forum. The forum was also visited by the UN Secretary General, the Head of the IMF, the former head of the UN and WTO, representatives of political, business and academic circles. More than 2000 people from more than 60 countries take part in the Forum.

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:36:36 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/ex-president-atambayev-meets-with-chinese-president-xi-jinping/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/ex-president-atambayev-meets-with-chinese-president-xi-jinping/
President of Kyrgyzstan meets with Speaker of Turkish Parliament Ankara, Apr. 10, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov met with Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Ismail Kahraman.

The meeting was held on Apr. 10, within the framework of the two-day official visit of the Kyrgyz President to Ankara.

The Turkish Speaker warmly greeted Sooronbay Jeenbekov and said that the Turkish side was waiting for him and accepted him as a brother.

"Turkey will continue to strengthen cooperation with and support Kyrgyzstan. Interparliamentary cooperation plays a special role in deepening the relations between our countries. Soon we are also looking forward visit of Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh of Kyrgyzstan Dastan Dzhumabekov," Ismail Kahraman said.

He said that the potential in the trade relations between the two countries is not fully disclosed and the sides have the opportunity to increase the turnover up to $ 1 billion per year.

Touching upon the sphere of education, the Speaker of the Turkish Parliament stated that the Turkish side will continue to provide scholarships for Kyrgyz students.

Also, Ismail Kahraman noted with satisfaction that a bust of Kyrgyz outstanding writer Chyngyz Aitmatov was opened in Ankara, where Sooronbay Jeenbekov laid flowers today.

"Chyngyz Aitmatov is loved and read in Turkey, his works are the common heritage of the Turkic world. We are glad that a number of events will be held in Turkey within the year of Aitmatov, announced by TURKSOY in honor of the writer's 90th birthday," Kahraman said.

He stressed that Turkey supports all initiatives and activities aimed at strengthening ties between the two countries and peoples, wished success to President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, and the people of Kyrgyzstan prosperity.

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:53:48 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/president-of-kyrgyzstan-meets-with-speaker-of-turkish-parliament/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/president-of-kyrgyzstan-meets-with-speaker-of-turkish-parliament/
Jeenbekov meets with Turkish Prime Minister Ankara, Apr. 10, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov met with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on the second day of his official visit to Turkey.

The meeting was held today, Apr. 10, at the residence of the Turkish Prime Minister in Ankara. During the talks, an exchange of views took place on all issues of cooperation.

Further Jeenbekov is expected to meet with Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Ismail Kahraman, which will be held in the Turkish parliament building.

Today, its also planned to visit the street of Chyngyz Aitmatov and lay flowers on the bust of the people's writer.

Tomorrow, Apr 11, the official visit of the Kyrgyz President to Turkey will be completed, and he will travel to the city of Brussels (Kingdom of Belgium) to meet with the heads of the Institutes of the European Union.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:03:54 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jeenbekov-meets-with-turkish-prime-minister/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jeenbekov-meets-with-turkish-prime-minister/
What did Jeenbekov offer Erdogan for strengthening bilateral relations? - results of negotiations Ankara, Apr. 10, 2018. / Kabar /. On the first day of the two-day official visit of President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov to Ankara, the negotiations were held yesterday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in narrow and extended formats.

The Presidents discussed many aspects of bilateral cooperation in energy, transport, agriculture, health, inter-parliamentary cooperation, culture and education, as well as issues of attracting investments. The heads of state stressed the potential of the parties to increase the trade turnover up to $ 1 billion a year.

Jeenbekov proposed to intensify the cooperation of the Chambers of Commerce, create a Business Council between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey, and noted the positive work of the Turkish Agency for Cooperation and Coordination of the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey (TIKA), which makes a significant contribution to Kyrgyzstan's social projects.

The Kyrgyz President noted the positive cooperation with Turkey in the sphere of health, culture, sport. He invited the Turkish side to participate in the Third World Nomad Games in Issyk-Kul in Sept. of this year.

In addition, the head of state noted that 2018 was declared by the international organization of Turkic culture (TURKSOY) the year of great Kyrgyz writer Chyngyz Aitmatov and expressed confidence that the Turkish side will take part in the events dedicated to the writer's anniversary.

Erdogan said that TIKA will take an active part in the implementation of projects under the Decree of the President of Kyrgyzstan on the announcement of 2018 as the Year of Regional Development.

During the bilateral meetings, Erdogan assured that Turkey has always supported the democratic development of Kyrgyzstan and expressed confidence in the further strengthening of relations between the two republics.

Today, on Apr. 10, President Jeenbekov will meet with the leaders of the Kyrgyz diaspora in Turkey, as well as with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Speaker of the Great National Assembly Ismail Kahraman.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:11:58 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/what-did-jeenbekov-offer-erdogan-for-strengthening-bilateral-relations-results-of-negotiations/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/what-did-jeenbekov-offer-erdogan-for-strengthening-bilateral-relations-results-of-negotiations/
Erdogan assesses Kyrgyz-Turkish relations and their further development Ankara, Apr. 10, 2018 / Kabar /. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assessed the existing Kyrgyz-Turkish relations and outlined the direction in which they intend to develop in the future.

"Relations with Kyrgyzstan are especially important for us, and in 1991 Turkey was the first to recognize Kyrgyzstan's independence." In 2011, the Council for Higher Strategic Cooperation was created, which gave strategic relations to bilateral relations," Erdogan said.

He said that Turkish businessmen invest in various sectors of the Kyrgyz economy. In the sphere of education, up to 3500 Kyrgyz students receive an opportunity every year to study at higher educational institutions in Turkey. Also, TIKA implements various projects on the territory of Kyrgyzstan.

"This close cooperation has weakened a little in 2015. But we intend to resume the work on strengthening our relations, and today's visit of Jeenbekov to Turkey fully confirms readiness for these actions," Erdogan said.

The President of Turkey made a special emphasis on the fact that further relations with Kyrgyzstan largely depend on the support of this republic in the fight against ill-wishers and the maintenance of the position of the Turkish side in this position.

"We discussed our relations in the economy, culture and other spheres, and also considered the political and military cooperation." Following the talks, we came to the conclusion that our cooperation in the economic sphere does not reveal the full potential, and in this regard, we need to take necessary measures to increase the trade turnover up to $ 1 billion," Erdogan said.

He also thanked Jeenbekov that he choose Turkey as one of the first countries for a foreign visit, after his election to the post of the president of Kyrgyzstan, and expressed his belief that during his work at the head of Kyrgyzstan the relations between the two republics will become even closer.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:54:32 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/erdogan-assesses-kyrgyz-turkish-relations-and-their-further-development/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/erdogan-assesses-kyrgyz-turkish-relations-and-their-further-development/
We signed a historic agreement - Jeenbekov on agreements reached with Turkey Ankara, Apr. 10, 2018 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstanis living in Turkey now will be able to receive retirement benefits far from their homeland.

This agreement was signed yesterday, on Apr. 9, following bilateral meetings between Presidents of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The President of Kyrgyzstan stressed that the agreement between the governments of the two republics on social security is historical for both sides, and stressed the constructive basis of the top-level meetings.

"Dialogue was held on a constructive basis and the sides were able to exchange views on a number of complex issues. We discussed current issues for long-term cooperation." Kyrgyzstan and Turkey are linked by a common history and language, and our main goal is to fully support bilateral cooperation in all kinds of spheres," Jeenbekov said in his speech.

Jeenbekov said that the sides agreed to continue joint work in cultural, humanitarian, trade-economic, military-technical cooperation.

"We have identified priority areas and are ready to take the necessary measures to deepen bilateral relations, and in this direction the work will be carried out at the level of legislative and executive bodies of Kyrgyzstan," he said.

During the talks, Jeenbekov also invited Erdogan to the events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of national writer Chyngyz Aitmatov, as well as to the Third World Nomad Games in September of this year.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:13:48 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/we-signed-a-historic-agreement-jeenbekov-on-agreements-reached-with-turkey/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/we-signed-a-historic-agreement-jeenbekov-on-agreements-reached-with-turkey/
Meeting of presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey Ankara, Apr. 10, 2018 / Kabar /. Bilateral talks were held between Presidents of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

During meetings in a narrow and enlarged composition, the two presidents noted the possibility of increasing trade between the two states. Today, according to official data, the trade turnover between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan is about $ 400 million. But the sides said that that the achieved indicator does not reflect the full potential of cooperation between the two countries in trade and economic sphere. In this regard, in the near future, the goal is to increase it up to $ 1 billion.

In addition, the presidents discussed issues on increasing investment in Kyrgyzstan and enhancing cooperation in the field of agriculture, as well as in the mining sector.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:53:12 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/meeting-of-presidents-of-kyrgyzstan-and-turkey/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/meeting-of-presidents-of-kyrgyzstan-and-turkey/
Jeenbekov and Erdogan make joint statement Ankara, Apr. 10, 2018 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a joint statement following the results of the talks.

At first the President of Turkey spoke about the reached agreements. He cordially greeted Jeenbekov and congratulated him on winning the presidential election in Kyrgyzstan in October 2017.

Erdogan said that one of the first foreign trips of the Kyrgyz President was a visit to Turkey, and this will certainly affect the strengthening of bilateral relations.

"Relations with Kyrgyzstan are of great importance for us, in 1991 we became the first state that recognized the independence of Kyrgyzstan. In 2011 our relations have acquired a strategic importance and we intend to continue to work in this direction in the future," the Turkish President said.

He further pointed out that cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey had acquired some difficulties after the attempted coup in Turkey in 2015. In this regard, the sides mutually make every effort to return the cooperation to the former strength of relations of fraternal peoples.

He also stressed that FETO contributed to the cooling of bilateral relations, but the visit of the President of Kyrgyzstan to Ankara indicates that no attempts will allow the two republics to withdraw from cooperation.

He also focused on the signed agreements and said that this event will contribute to enhancing cooperation between the two states in all areas.

Jeenbekov supported the words of his colleague and assured Kyrgyzstan's readiness to strengthen the existing relations.

According to the signed agreement on social security, Kyrgyz citizens can now receive pension benefits in Turkey.

During the talks, Jeenbekov also invited Erdogan to the events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of national writer Chyngyz Aitmatov, as well as to the Third World Nomad Games in September this year.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:49:11 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jeejeenbekov-and-erdogan-make-joint-statementnbekov-and-erdogan-make-joint-statement/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jeejeenbekov-and-erdogan-make-joint-statementnbekov-and-erdogan-make-joint-statement/
President of Turkey proposes holding Summit of Turkic-speaking countries in Bishkek Ankara, Apr. 10, 2018 / Kabar /. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed Kyrgyz leader Sooronbay Jeenbekov to hold a summit of the Turkic-speaking countries in September this year in Bishkek.

He made such a proposal on Apr. 9, following a meeting with President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov, who is on an official visit to Ankara.

"I believe that Kyrgyzstan will hold this summit at the proper level and make a worthy statement for its participants as the chairman of this event," he stressed.

He also expressed his sincere belief that this visit of Jeenbekov will be a new page in the history of the two states and the beginning of a new stage in the cooperation of the two countries.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:41:14 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/president-of-turkey-proposes-holding-summit-of-turkic-speaking-countries-in-bishkek/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/president-of-turkey-proposes-holding-summit-of-turkic-speaking-countries-in-bishkek/
Kyrgyzstan, Turkey strengthen relations by signing six new documents Ankara, Apr. 9, 2018 / Kabar /. Meetings of presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey are held in Ankara in narrow and enlarged formats.

The meeting of President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov with his colleague Recep Tayyip Erdogan took place in the Palace of the President of Turkey.

As a result of the talks, the sides signed six documents, which indicate further strengthening of bilateral relations between the two states.

- Agreement between the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey on mutual encouragement and protection of investments;

- Agreement between the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey in the field of agriculture;

- Agreement between the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey on physical culture and sports;

- Agreement between the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey on cooperation in the field of technical regulation, standardization, conformity assessment, accreditation and metrology;

- Agreement between the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey on social security;

- Protocol on cooperation between the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey in the field of press and information.

Diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey were established on Dec. 24, 1991 and Turkey was the first to recognize the independence of Kyrgyzstan. In Oct. of the same year, the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan was opened in Ankara, and it became the first diplomatic mission of the republic abroad. In Apr. 1994, the Government decided to establish the Consulate General in Istanbul.

The relations between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey are based on the common history, culture, language and religion of the two fraternal peoples. The principles of bilateral cooperation are based on the generally accepted norms of international law and on the mutual recognition of national interests, as well as equality and friendship.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:36:48 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-turkey-strengthen-relations-by-signing-six-new-documents/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyzstan-turkey-strengthen-relations-by-signing-six-new-documents/
Prime Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan discuss border incident by phone Bishkek, Apr. 8, 2018. / Kabar /. Prime Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov and Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov held a phone conversation, the press service of the Kyrgyz Government reported.

The two prime ministers discussed the incident that occurred yesterday, April 7, on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border, which caused the death of a Kyrgyz citizen.

The sides agreed that on Monday, April 9, heads of border services of the two countries and other relevant departments will meet on Monday, Apr. 9.

The joint working group will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and report on the results in the near future.

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Sun, 08 Apr 2018 22:50:26 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-ministers-of-kyrgyzstan-and-uzbekistan-discuss-incident-at-border-by-phone/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-ministers-of-kyrgyzstan-and-uzbekistan-discuss-incident-at-border-by-phone/
Incident on Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border. MFA of Kyrgyzstan summons Uzbek ambassador Bishkek, Apr. 7, 2018 / Kabar /. In connection with the incident on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Kyrgyzstan Kamil Rashidov was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry reported.

On April 7, 2018 at 8:20 in Aksy region on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border, Uzbek servicemen used firearms against the citizen of Kyrgyzstan born in 1984, who died in territorial hospital.

"The same day, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Kyrgyz Republic Kamil Rashidov was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic. During the meeting, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Nurlan Abdrakhmanov informed about the incident and handed over the Note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan with a request to inform about the circumstances of the incident," the report said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic holds this issue under control and is in touch with the relevant services of the two countries.

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Sat, 07 Apr 2018 20:44:24 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/incident-on-kyrgyz-uzbek-state-border-mfa-of-kyrgyzstan-summons-uzbek-ambassador/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/incident-on-kyrgyz-uzbek-state-border-mfa-of-kyrgyzstan-summons-uzbek-ambassador/
Foreign Ministers of CIS convene in Minsk Bishkek, April 6, 2018 / Kabar /. The meeting of the Council of CIS Foreign Ministers has started in Minsk.

At the meeting in the Belarusian capital, the ministers will discuss international and regional problems, prospects for deepening cooperation in law enforcement, cultural, humanitarian and military spheres. Altogether there are 13 issues on the agenda.

The ministers will have to approve draft agreements on cooperation in combating crimes in the sphere of information technology and the Interstate Program for Joint Measures to Combat Crime for 2019-2023.

"The agenda also includes items on cooperation in the military sphere, in particular, on amendments to the regulations governing the activities of the Council of Defense Ministers of the CIS countries and its Secretariat," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

A number of documents approved after the meeting will be submitted to the Council of Heads of Government and the Council of Heads of State of the CIS in 2018.

Kyrgyzstan is represented at this meeting by Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Erlan Abdyldaev.

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Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:51:36 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/foreign-ministers-of-cis-convene-in-minsk/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/foreign-ministers-of-cis-convene-in-minsk/
President Jeenbekov will pay working visit to Belgium Bishkek, Apr. 6, 2018. / Kabar /. From 11 to 12 April 2018, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov will visit the capital of Belgium, Brussels and the Institutes of the European Union, Daniyar Sydykov, the chief of the foreign policy department of the Kyrgyz President’s Office told reporters at Kabar News Agency.

"We consider the EU our important partner for sustainable development and are ready for closer interaction. As you know, the most significant events in the development of the European direction of Kyrgyzstan were high-level visits to Belgium in 2013, 2015 and 2017. And also the visit of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini on Nov. 9, 2017," he said.

He said that in the continuation of the existing dialogue with the EU institutions, the upcoming visit of the head of state once again shows that the Kyrgyz Republic attaches priority importance to cooperation with the European Union.

Sydykov said that the main objectives of the visit to the Institutes of the European Union of the Kyrgyz President are: to establish personal contacts with the leadership of the EU Institutions, to give political impetus to the negotiations on a draft new agreement on an enhanced partnership between the Kyrgyz Republic and the EU on December 15, 2017, promotion of bilateral trade and economic cooperation and attraction of investments in the priority sector of the KR, discussion on the effective use of preferences in the GSP + framework, consolidation of the main priorities of the KR to the EU in the development strategy of sustainable development of the country up to 2040 "Taza Koom - Zhany door" and the EU assistance program for projects on providing clean drinking water to remote regions of the country "Taza Suu" and the digital transformation program "Taza Koom", as well as discussion of safety and stability, joint resistance to modern challenges and threats.

"During the visit, it is planned to hold official meetings with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federico Mogherini, European Commission Chairman Jean Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Parliament Speaker Antonio Toyani," he added

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Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:23:25 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/president-jeenbekov-will-pay-working-visit-to-belgium/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/president-jeenbekov-will-pay-working-visit-to-belgium/
Jeenbekov to meet in Ankara with President, Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament Bishkek, Apr. 6, 2018. / Kabar /. On April 9-10, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov will pay official visit to Turkey, Daniyar Sydykov, the chief of the foreign policy department of the Kyrgyz President’s Office told at Kabar Agency.

He said that the visit attests the readiness of the Kyrgyz Republic to further deepen and enhance bilateral relations with Turkey, based on a common culture and language.

"Turkey is a good friend and reliable partner for the Kyrgyz Republic. The main purpose of Jeenbekov's visit is to establish a high-level political dialogue and exchange views on the issues of Kyrgyz-Turkish cooperation, expand and deepen trade and economic ties, give impetus to the development of cooperation with Turkey within the framework of regional and international organizations such as OIC, CCTSC, TURKSOY, TURKPA, determine the timing of regular meetings of the Supreme Council for Strategic Cooperation and the intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Turkey," he said.

During the visit the following documents are planned to be signed:

- agreement between the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey on cooperation in the field of technical regulation, standardization, conformity assessment, accreditation and metrology;

- agreement between the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey on physical culture and sports;

- agreement between the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey in the field of agriculture;

- agreement between the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey on mutual encouragement and protection of investments;

- agreement between the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey on social security;

- protocol on cooperation between the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey in the field of press and information.

"During the visit, it is planned to hold official meetings with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Ismail Kahraman," he added.

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Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:00:42 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jeenbekov-to-meet-in-ankara-with-president-prime-minister-and-speaker-of-parliament/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jeenbekov-to-meet-in-ankara-with-president-prime-minister-and-speaker-of-parliament/
Abdyldaev will take part in meeting of CIS Foreign Ministers Council in Minsk Bishkek, Apr. 5, 2018. / Kabar /. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Erlan Abdyldaev will take part in a regular meeting of CIS Foreign Ministers Council, which will be held on Apr. 6, 2018 in Minsk, the Republic of Belarus.

The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that during the meeting an exchange of views on topical issues of the international agenda and cooperation within the framework of the Commonwealth will take place.

The foreign ministers will discuss issues of cooperation of the CIS countries in the foreign policy and cultural and humanitarian spheres, as well as in the field of security and law and order, and approve a number of draft documents to be submitted to the forthcoming meetings of the Council of Heads of State and the Council of CIS Heads of Government this year.

Also, Abdyldaev plans to meet with colleagues from a number of CIS countries to discuss issues of bilateral cooperation.

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:39:14 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/abdyldaev-will-take-part-in-meeting-of-cis-foreign-ministers-council-in-minsk/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/abdyldaev-will-take-part-in-meeting-of-cis-foreign-ministers-council-in-minsk/
Extraordinary meeting of Coordinating Council for Cooperation with EU held in Bishkek Bishkek, Apr. 4, 2018 / Kabar /. The extraordinary 5th meeting of the Coordination Council for Cooperation with the European Union was held under the chairmanship of Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev and with the participation of Council members and representatives of ministries and departments of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that the meeting was held in preparation for the working visit of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov to the Kingdom of Belgium to the EU institutions (April 11-12, 2018)

The meeting participants heard the information on the implementation of EU programs and projects for 2018, existing problems and ways to address them. The Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, the Ministry of Economy, the State Committee on Information Technologies and Communications made reports.

The Coordination Council paid special attention to strengthening interdepartmental cooperation and cooperation with the EU in order to effectively implement the EU programs and projects in Kyrgyzstan. The issue of the preparations for the 3rd round of negotiations on the development of a new Agreement on enhanced partnership and cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the EU is also considered.

Following the meeting of the Coordination Council, joint measures have been identified with regard to the timely ratification of agreements with the EU on financial assistance to the Kyrgyz Republic, on rule of law programs and integrated development of rural regions, promotion of exports of goods under the GSP + status and the intensification of the negotiation process for the draft new Agreement between Kyrgyzstan and the EU.

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018 21:56:06 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/extraordinary-meeting-of-coordinating-council-for-cooperation-with-eu-held-in-bishkek/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/extraordinary-meeting-of-coordinating-council-for-cooperation-with-eu-held-in-bishkek/
Kyrgyz Vice Prime Minister meets with Vice Premier of State Council of China Bishkek, Apr. 4, 2018 / Kabar /. First Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Askarbek Shadiev met in Beijing with Vice Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Hu Chunhua, the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported.

Shadiev congratulated Hu Chunhua on his election as a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China of the 19th convocation and appointment as Vice Premier of the State Council of China.

During the meeting, Shadiev particularly noted the existing level of bilateral relations and Kyrgyzstan's readiness for further fruitful cooperation with China.

"I note with satisfaction the active cooperation established between our Governments on trade and economic cooperation. We are ready to participate fully in the implementation of projects within the framework of the One Belt, One Road initiative," he said.

In turn, Hu Chunhua stressed that the two countries had very close and friendly relations. China attaches great importance to the development of multifaceted cooperation with Kyrgyzstan, which is an important participant in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and has great authority in the Organization.

"We hope that through joint efforts we will be able to give impetus to the development of bilateral cooperation within the SCO framework," Hu Chunhua said.

First Vice Prime Minister Askarbek Shadiev added that the Kyrgyz side is interested in further enhancing cooperation with the Chinese side in the sphere of direct investments in such sectors as transport, processing industry, agriculture, tourism and other industries.

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018 16:38:18 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-vice-prime-minister-meets-with-vice-premier-of-state-council-of-china/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-vice-prime-minister-meets-with-vice-premier-of-state-council-of-china/
Meeting of Kyrgyz-Russian Intergovernmental Commission held in Moscow Bishkek, Apr. 2, 2018. / Kabar /. Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sanjar Mukanbetov took part in the 20th anniversary meeting of the Kyrgyz-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Humanitarian Cooperation, which was held in Moscow (Russian Federation), the press service of the Kyrgyz government reported.

From the Russian side, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich and heads of several ministries and departments took part in the meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission.

During the 20th meeting of the Intergovernmental Kyrgyz-Russian Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Humanitarian Cooperation, the sides discussed the most pressing issues of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, as well as promising areas for further development and intensification of interaction in such areas as trade, investment, education, energy, industry, health, tourism.

Within the framework of the meeting, a joint task was given to carry out activities aimed at expanding the supply of fruit and vegetable products from the Kyrgyz Republic to the trade networks of the Russian Federation.

At the end of the meeting, the co-chairs of the Intergovernmental Kyrgyz-Russian Commission signed the final protocol, providing for solution of bilateral issues of mutual interest.

In addition, the Economic Cooperation Program between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the Russian Federation for 2018-2021 was signed, which envisages the expansion and development of mutually beneficial cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, fuel and energy complex, transport and transport communications, digital economy, mass communications and communications , health protection, as well as interregional cooperation.

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Mon, 02 Apr 2018 10:09:39 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/meeting-of-kyrgyz-russian-intergovernmental-commission-was-held-in-moscow/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/meeting-of-kyrgyz-russian-intergovernmental-commission-was-held-in-moscow/
Atambayev will prepare SDPK for parliamentary elections of 2020 Bishkek, March 31, 2018. / Kabar /. The Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan (SDPK) will be prepared for the parliamentary elections of 2020, party leader, ex-president Almazbek Atambayev said at a press conference on the results of the SDPK congress.

He said that the SDPK's goal is not that Atambayev become prime minister. "My task is not power. If I wanted the power, then through the referendum would amend the Constitution. But I did not do it, he said.

"I think that a good prime minister is working today. Energetic and young. He may be mistaken, but this person who is doing something. I want to prepare for the elections of 2020. There should be several parties in the country that could remain in the future for a long time," he said.

Atambayev added that the SDPK should take a share of responsibility to develop the country democratically, through parliamentary democracy.

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Sat, 31 Mar 2018 13:49:11 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/atambayev-will-prepare-sdpk-for-parliamentary-elections-of-2020/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/atambayev-will-prepare-sdpk-for-parliamentary-elections-of-2020/
Ex-president Atambayev elected leader of SDPK Bishkek, March 31, 2018. / Kabar /. Ex-President Almazbek Atambayev has been elected the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan (SDPK). Such a decision was made at the SDPK congress today, the headquarters of the party reported.

The 17th Congress of the SDPK was held today. On the agenda, delegates considered two issues: a report on the activities of the party and the election of the party leader. As a result of the congress, Atambayev has been elected the leader of the SDPK.

It is worth noting that the party congress was held behind closed doors, without the media.

Atambayev held the post of head of state from 2011 to 2017.

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Sat, 31 Mar 2018 13:18:12 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/ex-president-atambayev-elected-leader-of-sdpk/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/ex-president-atambayev-elected-leader-of-sdpk/
Jeenbekov to pay official visit to Turkey Bishkek, March 30, 2018 / Kabar /. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov will pay an official visit to Turkey in the near future, the Kyrgyz leader said accepting the credentials from Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in the Kyrgyz Republic Cengiz Kamil Firat.

He said that the visit will give impetus to bilateral cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey.

"During an official visit to Turkey, I will meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, we will discuss cooperation issues on the agenda. I hope that the relations between our peoples will be further strengthened, "Jeenbekov said.

The Turkish Ambassador expressed gratitude for the warm welcome and said that he was happy to be appointed to Kyrgyzstan, where he feels like in the second homeland.

"Now we are working on your forthcoming official visit to Turkey. In addition, it is expected that the Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking countries will be held in Bishkek. All this contributes to improving and raising the bilateral relations of our countries to a new level," the ambassador said.

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Fri, 30 Mar 2018 16:31:02 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jeenbekov-to-pay-official-visit-to-turkey/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jeenbekov-to-pay-official-visit-to-turkey/
First meeting of Council of Heads of Border Regions of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan kicks off in Fergana Fergana, March 29, 2018. / Kabar /. The first meeting of the Council of Heads of the Border Regions of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan has started in Fergana.

The meeting is chaired by Prime Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov and Uzbekistan Abdullah Aripov. The heads of the border regions of the two countries, as well as ministries and departments take part in it.

During the meeting of the first Council, it is planned to discuss issues of development of trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian cooperation between the regions of the two countries.

The Kyrgyz delegation includes heads of ministries and departments, governors of Batken, Jalal-Abad and Osh oblasts, as well as heads of territorial agencies of border regions.

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Thu, 29 Mar 2018 12:46:26 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/first-meeting-of-council-of-heads-of-border-regions-of-kyrgyzstan-and-uzbekistan-kicks-off-in-fergana/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/first-meeting-of-council-of-heads-of-border-regions-of-kyrgyzstan-and-uzbekistan-kicks-off-in-fergana/
Kyrgyz and Uzbek FMs sign cooperation program Bishkek, March 28, 2018 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldayev met in Tashkent with his Uzbek counterpart Abulaziz Kamilov. The meeting was held on the margins of the international conference on Afghanistan "Peace Process, Cooperation in the Sphere of Security and Regional Cooperation".

The sides discussed the implementation of the agreements reached within the framework of the official visit of President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov to Uzbekistan (December 13-14, 2017).

They also discussed the prospects for building up bilateral cooperation, as well as current issues of mutually beneficial Kyrgyz-Uzbek relations in the political, water-energy, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres.

The Foreign Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan signed the Program of Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2018-2019.

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Wed, 28 Mar 2018 21:44:02 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-and-uzbek-fms-sign-cooperation-program/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-and-uzbek-fms-sign-cooperation-program/
Foreign Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan discuss regional security issues Bishkek, March 28, 2018. / Kabar / . Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldayev, in the framework of the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan: "Peace Processes, Security and Regional Cooperation", held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that within the framework of this meeting the sides expressed satisfaction with the existing level of relations and stressed the need to further intensify the dynamics of bilateral cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan.

The sides also iscussed the issues of regional security and exchanged views on topical international issues of mutual interest.

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Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:36:06 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/foreign-ministers-of-kyrgyzstan-and-pakistan-discuss-regional-security-issues/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/foreign-ministers-of-kyrgyzstan-and-pakistan-discuss-regional-security-issues/