Breaking news http://kabar.kg/eng/rss/ Mon, 28 May 2018 07:44:16 +0600 Kabar.kg 60 1.5 tons of beshbarmak prepared in Bishkek included in Guinness Book of Records Bishkek, May 26, 2018 / Kabar /. The beshbarmak, cooked in Bishkek on March 11, 2018, is officially included in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest portion of the national dish.

The weight of the ready-made dish was 1,464 kilograms. The record was achieved by the AYU Holding association and KazGrain LLC.

The main ingredients of the beshbarmak was a horse meat.

The beshbarmak weighing 1,464 kilograms and 117 meters long chucook (Kyrgyz national sausage made of horse meat) was prepared on March 11 in Bishkek and was dedicated to the Day of Ak Kalpak.

The previous record for preparing beshbarmak was set in Astana on July 6, 2015, during the celebration of the Capital Day. The weight of the dish was 736 kg.

Beshbarmak is the national dish of Kyrgyz and Kazakh people.

The term Beshbarmak means "five fingers", because nomads used to eat this dish with their hands. The boiled meat is finely chopped with knives, mixed with boiled noodles, and spiced with onion sauce.

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Sun, 27 May 2018 01:07:37 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/beshbarmak-prepared-in-bishkek-weighing-1.5-tons-included-in-guinness-book-of-records/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/beshbarmak-prepared-in-bishkek-weighing-1.5-tons-included-in-guinness-book-of-records/
Bishkek Mayor’s Office and Union of Municipalities of Turkic World sign memorandum of cooperation Bishkek, May 25, 2018. / Kabar /. A ceremony of signing a memorandum on cooperation between the Bishkek Mayor’s Office and the Union of Municipalities of the Turkic world was held in the building of the capital city’s Mayor’s Office.

According to the press service of the Bishkek Mayor's Office, the document was signed by Deputy Mayor of the capital Erkinbek Isakov and Fakhri Solak, Secretary General of the Union of Municipalities of the Turkic world (SMTM).

The purpose of the memorandum is the reconstruction (restoration) of a certain part of the Ataturk park in Bishkek in cooperation with the Union of Municipalities of the Turkic World (TDBB), the municipality of Kocael.a

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Fri, 25 May 2018 19:20:08 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/bishkek-mayors-office-and-union-of-municipalities-of-turkic-world-sign-memorandum-of-cooperation/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/bishkek-mayors-office-and-union-of-municipalities-of-turkic-world-sign-memorandum-of-cooperation/
South Korea Responds To Trump's Sudden Cancellation Of Kim Jong Un Summit South Korea was at a loss for words Thursday after President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was scrapping next month’s planned nuclear summit with North Korea.

“We are attempting to make sense of what, precisely, President Trump means,” South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said in a statement.

South Korean President Moon Jae-In urged both Trump and Kim to hold direct talks, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, testifying on Capitol Hill, wouldn’t comment on whether Trump’s letter blindsided the South Koreans.

The summit’s fate was thrown into question after North Korea backed away from the Trump administration’s demands to fully denuclearize. Trump then appeared to soften the demand, hinting first that he was flexible, but then saying there would be no meeting without full denuclearization.

Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence sparked further North Korean outrage with comments comparing North Korea with Libya.

Just hours before Trump pulled the trigger to cancel the meeting, North Korean officials called Pence a “political dummy” and threatened to pull out of the summit themselves.

“Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,” Trump wrote in a letter to Kim shared with reporters on Thursday.

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/south-korea-responds-trump-apos-144932018.html

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Fri, 25 May 2018 08:46:28 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/south-korea-responds-to-trumps-sudden-cancellation-of-kim-jong-un-summit/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/south-korea-responds-to-trumps-sudden-cancellation-of-kim-jong-un-summit/
Jeenbekov receives credentials of ambassadors of several foreign countries Bishkek, May 25, 2018. / Kabar /. Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov received credentials of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors of Canada, Mexico, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Finland and the State of Kuwait on Thursday, the Kyrgyz President’s press service reported.

The President congratulated the ambassadors on the start of diplomatic activity in Kyrgyzstan and expressed confidence that through their own efforts, the country will become closer to each other, their work contribute to the strengthening of ties and development of bilateral cooperation.

The head of state exchanged views with each ambassador on issues of cooperation in various fields.

He noted that Kyrgyzstan attaches great importance to the development of friendly relations, strengthening of contacts and practical cooperation between states, development of trade and economic cooperation.

Ambassadors of Estonia Heiti Myaemees, Mexico Alfonso Zegme, Nicolas Brousseau in Canada, Finland, Mikko Kivikoski, Kuwait Tareq Abdullah Al-Faraj assured the President in readiness to contribute to the deepening of friendly relations of their countries with Kyrgyzstan.

They noted the need to further deepen diplomatic, political and cultural-humanitarian dialogue, the development of bilateral relations in the areas of trade, economy, education, tourism.

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Fri, 25 May 2018 08:33:24 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jeenbekov-receives-credentials-of-ambassadors-of-several-foreign-countries/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/jeenbekov-receives-credentials-of-ambassadors-of-several-foreign-countries/
CIS customs services discuss drug traffic control in Almaty The 17th sitting of the committee of the heads of law enforcement units of the Council of Heads of Customs Services of CIS member states took place in Almaty, Kazakh media outlets reported.

Delegations from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, CIS Executive Committee's reps, CIS Anti-Terrorism Centre attended it.

The strategy of the committee of the heads of law enforcement units until 2020 was signed following the results of the meeting.

Those attending discussed fight against economic customs crimes, drug trafficking, consolidation of the role of analytical component in the work of operating units, dog training activities and law enforcement officials training and education, etc. Great attention was paid to drug traffic control. Last year the CIS customs services seized 8 tons of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors. Besides, the gathered discussed cooperation with CIS Anti-Terrorism Centre.

The next meeting of the committee will be held in Kyrgyzstan.

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Fri, 25 May 2018 08:26:45 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/cis-customs-services-discuss-drug-traffic-control-in-almaty/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/cis-customs-services-discuss-drug-traffic-control-in-almaty/
Prime Minister Abylgaziev will visit Chui oblast Bishkek, May 24, 2018. / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev will pay a working visit to Chui oblast today, the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported.

During the trip, the head of government will inspect the construction of a number of educational and sports facilities, as well as the reconstruction of the section of the Bishkek-Kara-Balta highway.

In addition, the Prime Minister will get acquainted with the state of the reservoirs and the activities of the fish and peasant farms.

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Thu, 24 May 2018 10:35:54 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-abylgaziev-will-visit-chui-oblast/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/prime-minister-abylgaziev-will-visit-chui-oblast/
Ministers of Culture of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey agreed on deepening cooperation Bishkek, May 24, 2018. / Kabar /. Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan Sultan Zhumagulov met in Ankara with his Turkish counterpart - Minister of Culture and Tourism Numan Kurtulmush, the press service of the Ministry of Culture reported.

During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of further development and strengthening of bilateral cultural ties and exchange of experience in the field of tourism. The result of this meeting was the agreement of both parties to hold weeks of culture with a view to better acquaint two fraternal peoples with achievements in this important area. In particular, it is planned to hold in turn an exhibition of folk art and concerts in the countries.

In addition, in accordance with the agreement reached between the presidents of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan within the framework of the official visit to Turkey, the ways of cooperation in the sphere of mass information and the press are determined. More favorable conditions will be created for journalists of the two countries to exchange experience and professional contacts, prepare and cover in their countries materials on historical, cultural and tourist attractions.

The two countries' ministers approved a special Action Plan for cooperation in the field of tourism, the items of which will be implemented without delay. For example, it was decided to train tourism workers and trainee students from Kyrgyzstan, where tourism is just beginning to develop, and, accordingly, to send specialists to Kyrgyzstan from Turkey, where tourism is widely develop for practical training at specific facilities.

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Thu, 24 May 2018 10:32:02 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/ministers-of-culture-of-kyrgyzstan-and-turkey-agreed-on-deepening-cooperation/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/ministers-of-culture-of-kyrgyzstan-and-turkey-agreed-on-deepening-cooperation/
Head of General Staff of Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan participates in defense ministerial meeting of CSTO in Astana Bishkek, May 24, 2018. / Kabar /. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan Major-General Rayimberdi Duishenbiev took part in the regular meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the CSTO member states in Astana, Kazakhstan, the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

During the meeting, the heads of defense departments exchanged views on topical issues of international and regional security, discussed the state of the military and political situation in the region, and outlined further prospects for military cooperation in the format of this organization.

The key point of the meeting was the approval of joint training of command agencies and forming the forces of the collective security system for a five-year period.

As a result of the event, the participants considered and signed a number of documents related to the activities of the organization, such as the development of a coordinated information policy, the system of joint training of military personnel, foreign policy, budget, security and defense of the Collective Security Treaty Organization,

Within the framework of the visit, a visit to the 5th International Exhibition of Arms and Equipment "KADEX-2018" was also held.

In 2019 the chairmanship in the CSTO will be transferred to the Kyrgyz Republic

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Thu, 24 May 2018 09:45:53 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/head-of-general-staff-of-armed-forces-of-kyrgyzstan-participates-in-defense-ministerial-meeting-of-csto-in-astana/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/head-of-general-staff-of-armed-forces-of-kyrgyzstan-participates-in-defense-ministerial-meeting-of-csto-in-astana/
Kazakhstan, Russia mull co-op in defense sphere President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting with the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoigu, Trend reported.

The sides discussed topical issues of cooperation in the field of defense and cooperation within the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) framework.

Nursultan Nazarbayev and Sergei Shoigu stressed the importance of holding the international exhibition KADEX-2018 in Kazakhstan and pointed out its effectiveness for strengthening interstate relations in the defense-industrial sphere of the two countries.

Kazakhstan will hold KADEX-2018 exhibition from May 23 to May 26, 2018 in the military sector of Astana International Airport.

The list of participants of the exhibition includes Kazakh and foreign enterprises of the defense-industrial complex and space industry, leading design bureaus and research institutes in the field of information security.

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Thu, 24 May 2018 09:13:12 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kazakhstan-russia-mull-co-op-in-defense-sphere/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kazakhstan-russia-mull-co-op-in-defense-sphere/
Ambassador of Mexico presents copies of his credentials to Deputy FM of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, May 23, 2018. / Kabar /. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Nurlan Abdrakhmanov met today with Ambassador of Mexico to the Kyrgyz Republic Alfonso Zegbe Kamarena.

The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported that during the meeting, Zegbe handed copies of his credentials to Deputy Minister Abdrakhmanov.

"The sides expressed readiness for further strengthening of bilateral relations, discussed a wide range of issues on the whole range of cooperation, the issues of activation and expansion of bilateral relations and prospects for trade and economic cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Mexico," the report said.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 22:05:12 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/ambassador-of-mexico-presents-copies-of-his-credentials-to-deputy-fm-of-kyrgyzstan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/ambassador-of-mexico-presents-copies-of-his-credentials-to-deputy-fm-of-kyrgyzstan/
Chinese Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan comments on situation around modernization of Bishkek HPP Bishkek, May 23, 2018. / Kabar /. Chinese Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Xiao Qinghua during a press conference at the Embassy in Bishkek commented on the results of the investigation of the temporary deputy commission on the rational use of the Chinese loan received for the modernization of Bishkek heating and power plant (HPP).

He pointed out that all the emerging circumstances are internal affairs of Kyrgyzstan, and China does not intend to interfere with them. He stressed that this should not in any way affect negatively the bilateral relations, and the Chinese side is interested in maintaining friendly, good-neighborly relations.

"We always tell entrepreneurs of our country to comply with the requirements of local legislation. And in the future we intend to attract investments to Kyrgyzstan and strengthen bilateral relations," the ambassador said.

He stressed that China is helping Kyrgyzstan as its neighbor with the intention to improve the infrastructure and provide support in the development of the economy.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 18:25:58 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/chinese-ambassador-to-kyrgyzstan-comments-on-situation-around-modernization-of-bishkek-hpp/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/chinese-ambassador-to-kyrgyzstan-comments-on-situation-around-modernization-of-bishkek-hpp/
OSCE Secretary General: Kyrgyzstan has high level of respect for human rights and freedom of speech Bishkek, May 23, 2018 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan has a high level of respect for human rights, freedom of speech and the importance of the role of parliament in society, OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger told during a meeting with Speaker of Kyrgyz Parliament Dastanbek Dzhumabekov in Bishkek.

Greminger expressed hope for further close cooperation in the development of the institution of parliamentarism and the strengthening of democracy, and thanked for the warm reception given him by the country's leadership.

Dzhumabekov expressed hope that the visit of the new Secretary General will give a new impetus to the further development of cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the OSCE.

The Speaker reported on the efforts being made to strengthen the democratic foundations, the development of the institution of parliamentarism and the implementation of reforms at the state level.

He also reminded that in autumn the meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Bishkek, where a large-scale conference "Promoting dialogue in the security sphere in Central Asia and beyond its borders" will be held. Preparations for this important international event are under way.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 15:37:31 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/osce-secretary-general-kyrgyzstan-has-high-level-of-respect-for-human-rights-and-freedom-of-speech/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/osce-secretary-general-kyrgyzstan-has-high-level-of-respect-for-human-rights-and-freedom-of-speech/
Kazakhstan will help Kyrgyzstan solve mortgage issues Bishkek, May 23, 2018. / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan plan to sign a memorandum on cooperation in mortgage lending, the press service of the Ministry of Economy reported.

The document will be signed on May 24 between State Mortgage Company OJSC of Kyrgyzstan and Zhilstroysberbank JSC of Kazakhstan, a subsidiary of Baiterek holding company.

The agreement will contribute not only to the exchange of experience and the development of the mortgage market, but also will contribute to the formation and development of the system of housing construction savings in Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Economy said.

JSC Zhilstroysberbank of Kazakhstan uses the German model of housing construction savings system, where the functions of a creditor and an investor are performed by one bank that issued a mortgage.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 13:51:46 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kazakhstan-will-help-kyrgyzstan-solve-mortgage-issues/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kazakhstan-will-help-kyrgyzstan-solve-mortgage-issues/
SCO countries pledge to enhance political trust, safeguard stability for development BEIJING - Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi on Tuesday called on theShanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries to enhance political mutual trust and jointly safeguard regional stability and development.

Zhao made the remarks in a keynote speech at the 13th meeting of SCO Security Council Secretaries in Beijing. Delegations from India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as representatives from the SCO secretariat and regional counter-terrorist agencies attended the meeting.

He called on the SCO countries to give full play to the role of the SCO security council secretaries, and work together to combat forces of terrorism, separatism, and extremism.

He said the SCO countries should consolidate the legal basis for cooperation, enhance the building of cooperation mechanism, and ensure the security of the Belt and Road Initiative projects.

It is the first SCO security council secretaries meeting since the organization's enlargement. All parties at the meeting exchanged in-depth views on the current regional security situation and focused on the issues such as drug trafficking, transnational organized crime and safeguarding global information security. A press release was issued during the meeting.

The press release said all parties will continue to implement effective border controls, exchange intelligence information on terrorism-related personnel, investigate transnational crimes committed by terrorist organizations, and prevent foreign armed terrorists and terrorist groups from sneaking into and out of the country.

They agreed that the Internet and other information and communication technologies are heavily used to promote various forms of terrorism, separatism and extremism. And they support the strengthening of pragmatic cooperation in the field of international information security.

They reiterated that the fight against terrorism is one of the most important tasks of the member countries of the organization and comprehensive measures should be taken in this area.

The countries welcomed the efforts to establish a global anti-terrorism united front with the United Nations as the lead on the basis of the international law.

Also on Tuesday, Zhao met with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, calling on both countries to deepen practical cooperation on anti-terrorism, safeguarding national security and cyber information security in order to benefit both peoples.

For his part, Patrushev said Russia stands ready to work with China to enhance coordination and strengthen cooperation on law enforcement security.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 13:44:13 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/sco-countries-pledge-to-enhance-political-trust-safeguard-stability-for-development/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/sco-countries-pledge-to-enhance-political-trust-safeguard-stability-for-development/
Secretaries of security councils of SCO countries will meet in 2019 in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, May 23, 2018 / Kabar /. The secretaries of the security councils of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will meet in 2019 in Kyrgyzstan, the final report of the meeting of the heads of the SCO Security Council said.

"The sides agreed to hold a regular meeting of the secretaries of the security councils of the SCO member states in the Kyrgyz Republic," the report said.

In addition, the secretaries of the councils highly appreciated the activities of the Chinese chairmanship in the SCO and the preparation for the SCO Summit in Qingdao on June 9-10, Tass reported.

Representatives of China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan take part in the 13th annual meeting of the secretaries of the SCO Security Councils.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 10:34:09 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/secretaries-of-security-councils-of-sco-countries-will-meet-in-2019-in-kyrgyzstan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/secretaries-of-security-councils-of-sco-countries-will-meet-in-2019-in-kyrgyzstan/
Boronov discuss with leadership of Ji El Makmal Development LLC situation at the plant in Toguz-Toro Bishkek, May 23, 2018. / Kabar /. First Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Kubatbek Boronov held a meeting with the leadership of Ji El Makmal Development LLC, the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported.

During the meeting, the sides discussed the events that took place on April 11, 2018 in the village of Kazarman Toguz-Toro region of Jalal-Abad oblast, where Ji El Makmal Development LLC was a fire was set in the gold extraction plant. According to data of the company, the amount of damage amounted to $ 2.3 million.

Boronov noted that it is necessary to wait for the results of the investigation of the incident and to identify the organizers of the unrest.

"It is important that local authorities and law enforcement agencies work proactively, taking measures to prevent conflicts between mining companies and local residents," he said.

Boronov noted that the Kyrgyz government is interested in foreign investors and the development of the gold mining industry.

"Effective cooperation with foreign investors is of fundamental importance for us. The investigation of the situation that happened on April 11 is under my personal control," the Vice Prime Minister said.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 10:22:25 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/boronov-discuss-with-leadership-of-ji-el-makmal-development-llc-situation-at-the-plant-in-toguz-toro/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/boronov-discuss-with-leadership-of-ji-el-makmal-development-llc-situation-at-the-plant-in-toguz-toro/
Kyrgyz FM and OSCE Secretary General discuss cooperation issues Bishkek, May 23, 2018. / Kabar /. Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldayev met with OSCE Secretary General Tomas Greminger, who visits Kyrgyzstan at the invitation of the Kyrgyz side.

According to the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry, during the meeting the sides discussed in detail the issues of interaction between Kyrgyzstan and the OSCE and expressed their intention to strengthen cooperation.

The OSCE will continue to support the Government of Kyrgyzstan in implementing priority tasks within the framework of implementing national strategic documents for the development of the country.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 09:42:12 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-fm-and-osce-secretary-general-discuss-cooperation-issues/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-fm-and-osce-secretary-general-discuss-cooperation-issues/
Greminger: OSCE will support Kyrgyzstan in strengthening parliamentarism Bishkek, May 23, 2018 / Kabar /. The OSCE will continue to support the republic in strengthening parliamentary and democratic institutions, OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger told during a meeting with Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev.

Greminger noted that over the years of the mission's activity, the organization has built a constructive model of working with government structures of the republic.

"The OSCE highly appreciates the decision of the Kyrgyz side to choose the way of parliamentary democracy," he said.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 09:37:39 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/greminger-osce-will-support-kyrgyzstan-in-strengthening-parliamentarism/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/greminger-osce-will-support-kyrgyzstan-in-strengthening-parliamentarism/
New chairman of Social Fund of Kyrgyzstan appointed Bishkek, May 23, 2018. / Kabar /. Meder Irsaliev has been appointed the chairman of the Social Fund of the Kyrgyz Republic. The corresponding decree was signed by the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, the Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported.

In addition, the head of government appointed Gulnura Djumataeva the first deputy chairwoman of the Social Fund of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 09:23:37 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/new-chairman-of-social-fund-of-kyrgyzstan-appointed/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/new-chairman-of-social-fund-of-kyrgyzstan-appointed/
OSCE helps security authorities to implement Advance Passenger Information system in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, May 22, 2018 / Kabar /. A roundtable discussion on the implementation of Advance Passenger Information (API) in Kyrgyzstan, organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek and the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security, was held on 15 and 16 May 2018, in Bishkek.

The event brought together representatives from Kyrgyz state agencies involved in passenger information processing, including national security authorities, civil aviation, border and customs control officials, and IT service providers. One important purpose of the meeting was to present and discuss the draft National Roadmap to implement an API system in Kyrgyzstan.

An API system analyses biographic information about travellers before they arrive at international borders. Airlines collect API data and transmit it to the authorities in countries requiring API. The information is then analysed by the authorities in the destination country to pre-screen travellers before they arrive. This allows customs, border services, and other authorized agencies to react to incoming passengers who may be of interest. Legitimate travellers are subject to less stringent controls upon arrival as checks relating to their admissibility have already been completed using API.

At the event, the representatives of IT service providers presented their proposals for the most efficient implementation of an API system. Representatives from state authorities of the Netherlands and the United States Customs and Border Protection shared their experience and expertise in API system implementation in their respective countries. Overall, the roundtable discussion helped the Kyrgyz authorities to collect best practices and practical recommendations on an effective implementation of API.

As a signatory to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2178, the 2016 OSCE Ministerial Council Decision on Enhancing the Use of Advance Passenger Information, and Amendment 26 to the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Chicago Convention, Kyrgyzstan is obligated to implement an API system. Kyrgyzstan has demonstrated its willingness to implement an API system and enhance its airport and border security checks to meet its international obligations, especially in preventing the movement of terrorists and terrorist groups.

Previously, during April-May 2018, a feasibility study assessing the national system of external migration management and legal framework related to API was conducted. Its key findings provided the basis of the draft National Road map.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 19:02:47 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/osce-helps-security-authorities-to-implement-advance-passenger-information-system-in-kyrgyzstan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/osce-helps-security-authorities-to-implement-advance-passenger-information-system-in-kyrgyzstan/
President Jeenbekov receives OSCE Secretary General Tomas Greminger Bishkek, May 22, 2018 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov received today OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger, the Kyrgyz President's press service reported.

The head of state noted that his visit to the country demonstrates the support of the OSCE to the ongoing democratic reforms and the chosen political course of development.

"The events that took place in Kyrgyzstan in 2005 and 2010, are a clash of dictatorship and parliamentary democracy. With the support of the international community, including the OSCE, we were able to maintain our statehood when the country was experiencing serious trials. The past presidential elections are convincing evidence that Kyrgyzstan is following the path of democracy. We chose parliamentarism and we will not get out of this way, because the future of the state is connected with the parliamentary democracy," the President stressed.

The head of state recalled that 2018 was declared the Year of Regional Development in the country and stressed that special attention was paid to improving living conditions in rural areas, developing the export potential of the regions, creating jobs, which would reduce the flow of migration.

In addition, Jeenbekov stressed that at present one of the priorities of the Government is to create conditions for promoting the digital economy.

Jeenbekov congratulated Greminger on the 20th anniversary of the OSCE presence in Kyrgyzstan and expressed confidence in further fruitful cooperation.

Touching upon the autumn session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Kyrgyzstan, he noted that this event would contribute to strengthening parliamentarism in the country.

Noting that democratic institutions are consistently developing in Kyrgyzstan, he stressed the positive aspects of protecting human rights in the republic.

"We were pleased with your decisions aimed at protecting freedom of speech. We are also glad that you appreciate the contribution of the civil sector to the development of the country. The OSCE supports Kyrgyzstan in strengthening parliamentary democracy based on the principles of ensuring the rule of law and human rights, freedom of speech and support for the civil sector," Greminger stressed.

Also, the OSCE Secretary General focused on the National Strategy for Sustainable Development, noting that this document will be a good platform for a short-term and long-term partnership between the OSCE and Kyrgyzstan.

He noted that the OSCE will continue to implement a number of activities, including supporting the government's efforts to achieve sustainable development in the regions and the implementation of the Taza Koom project.

At the meeting, the sides also exchanged views on partnership in the implementation of regional projects.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 18:05:38 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/president-jeenbekov-receives-osce-secretary-general-tomas-greminger/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/president-jeenbekov-receives-osce-secretary-general-tomas-greminger/
Tourist opportunities of Kyrgyzstan and upcoming Nomad Games presented in Japan Bishkek, May 22, 2018 / Kabar /. The Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Japan took part in the international festival of the Kanagawa Prefecture, held in Yokohama City.

An extensive presentation was made about the tourism potential of Kyrgyzstan and the forthcoming Third World Nomad Games.

In addition, participants and guests of the festival were able to attend the Kyrgyz language, get acquainted with folk products made in Kyrgyzstan.

The great interest of the guests of the festival, the number of which this year approached to 20 000, was caused by the speech of chairman of the Japanese-Kyrgyz Cultural Association L.Tadagava and Kyrgyz national dishes prepared by the citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic Sh.Satvaldiyeva, as well as photos from the Union of Photojournalists of the Kyrgyz Republic and head of the project "White nomadic on the Silk Road" Gulzhan Iresh.

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Women of Kyrgyzstan and Moscow region sign Memorandum of Cooperation Bishkek, May 22, 2018 / Kabar /. “Ala-Too Ayimdary” Public Environmental Association signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Union of Women of Moscow region.

Chairwoman of this organization Zhypargul Bargibayeva during a press conference at Kabar News Agency said that the signing took place in Moscow as part of joint events held from May 8 to 16 in Russia, where honorary members of the two associations and folk groups of the two nations took part.

"One of the main tasks of our association is to expand business ties between women's organizations in the border areas and abroad, as well as to expand the opportunities and resources of women's organizations in order to strengthen peace and sustainable development in the territories of the countries of Eurasian Economic Union," explained the purpose of signing the treaty Coordinator of "Ala-Too Ayimdary" in Bishkek Damira Omorova.

Thus, the signed memorandum provides for joint work with a number of ministries and departments of the two states aimed at strengthening friendly relations. Today, members of organizations plan to conduct joint activities to improve the skills for employees of these structures. In addition, it is expected to hold a large-scale Forum of Asian and Russian women in Moscow.

"Our trip to the Russian Federation and the events that took place from May 8 to 16 in Moscow and Volokolamsk together with the Union of Women of the Moscow Region were the first step of our cooperation. The events carried out made incredible impressions not only on Russians, but also on many foreign tourists," Omorova said.

She told that passersby sang songs with great interest along with the Kyrgyz delegation on Red Square and asked to make joint photos. Foreigners, asking about information about national clothes, were interested in attending the World Nomad Games in September this year.

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Turkey hosts “Evening of Kyrgyzstan" as part of annual festival dedicated to Ramadan month Bishkek, May 22, 2018 / Kabar /. The Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Turkey together with the municipality of the Kechioreng district of Ankara hosted the "Evening of Kyrgyzstan" within the framework of the traditional annual festival dedicated to the Ramadan month, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan reported.

The event, which took place on a large scale, was attended by the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Turkey, head of the Kechioreng district of Ankara Mustafa Ak, Honorary Consul of the Kyrgyz Republic in Kayseri M. Kurt, head of the international department of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, representatives of the ministries and departments of Turkey, diplomatic corps.

The event was attended by Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic Sultan Zhumagulov, as well as the delegation of the Mayor's Office of the city of Karakol, Issyk-Kul oblast headed by mayor Daniyar Arpachiev, who arrived in Ankara to activate and strengthen business ties with the municipality of the Kechioren district.

During the "Evening of Kyrgyzstan", the famous pop singer Samara Karimova and the musical group "Ak-Niet" and "Myrza-Ayim" performed.

Also, the opening of the Kyrgyz House with the demonstration of Kyrgyz products of folk and applied art, information booklets on the investment and tourism potential of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as a video about the Third World Nomad Games was shown.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 13:42:54 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/turkey-hosts-evening-of-kyrgyzstan-as-part-of-annual-festival-dedicated-to-ramadan-month/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/turkey-hosts-evening-of-kyrgyzstan-as-part-of-annual-festival-dedicated-to-ramadan-month/
Malaysian travel agents get acquainted with tourist potential of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, May 22, 2018 / Kabar /. Representatives of tourism companies of Malaysia arrived in Bishkek to get acquainted with the tourist potential of Kyrgyzstan. The study tour was worked out by the efforts of the Kyrgyz Embassy in Malaysia and Air Astana.

These measures were undertaken to familiarize the audience of Malaysia with the tourist potential of Kyrgyzstan, as well as to increase the tourist flow from Malaysia.

Also, a meeting was organized in Bishkek between the Department of Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic and a foreign delegation consisting of nine leading companies: Apple Vacations & Conventions, Bestour & Travel, Z.G. Nan Fang Holidays, Amar Travels & Tours, Poto Travel & Tours, Fulham Tours, Tabung Haji Travel & Services, Ice Holidays.

These companies are reportedly focused on the tourist market of Central Asian countries.

In addition, the Kyrgyz side demonstrated presentation materials about the tourism opportunities of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as an informal platform for establishing personal contacts between representatives of Kyrgyz and Malaysian travel companies.

According to data of the National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic, about 180 tourists from Malaysia visited annually Kyrgyzstan in 2012-2013 and in 2016 this figure increased to 750 people, in 2017 - to 900 people.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 11:46:55 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/malaysian-travel-agents-get-acquainted-with-tourist-potential-of-kyrgyzstan/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/malaysian-travel-agents-get-acquainted-with-tourist-potential-of-kyrgyzstan/
Investors from UAE ready to intensify cooperation with Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, May 22, 2018 / Kabar /. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the United Arab Emirates Chyngyz Eshimbekov met with Jamal Saif Al Jarwan, Secretary-General of the UAE International Investors’ Council (UAEIIC), the press service of Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

The International Investors’ Council of the United Arab Emirates is a state institution the activities of which are aimed at coordinating and facilitating the investment activity of Emirates’ investors abroad. The Council consists of representatives of the state bodies of the UAE and large business.

During the meeting, the sides discussed the issue of further involvement of the Emirates companies in the implementation of mutually beneficial investment projects in the Kyrgyz Republic. The agricultural and mining industries, energy and tourism were identified as promising areas of investment activity in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Jamal Saif Al Jarwan expressed support for the proposals of the Kyrgyz ambassador to intensify cooperation in the economic and investment fields.

At the end of the meeting, the sides exchanged views on current and forthcoming economic cooperation activities between the Kyrgyz Republic and the UAE.

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Abylgaziev meets with executive director of Centerra Gold Inc. Scott Perry Bishkek, May 22, 2018 / Kabar /. Prime Minister Muhammedkaliy Abylgaziev met with executive director of Centerra Gold Inc. Scott Perry. During the meeting, the sides discussed the issues related to the Strategic Agreement signed on September 11, 2017.

Abylgaziev noted that thanks to the Kumtor project, which is the core of the assets of Centerra Gold Inc., it is one of the world's largest mining companies.

"The government realizes the significant role of the Kumtor project in the country's economy. It is also worth noting that this project attracts public attention and all the negotiations of the parties and the taken decisions should be transparent and in the public interest. And we welcome the steps taken by the management of Centerra Gold Inc. on the formation of a transparent management system on "Kumtor" project and the expansion of the framework for financing environmental activities. At the same time, it is necessary to achieve certain progress on environmental protection and social partnership issues within the framework of the investment project," Abylgaziev stressed.

In turn, the CEO of Centerra Gold Inc. Scott Perry said that he will do his best to bring the position of Kyrgyzstan and the Board of Directors closer together.

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Kyrgyz Embassy in Iran participates in International Cultural Exhibition organized by UNESCO Bishkek, May 22, 2018 / Kabar /. The Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Iran took part in the International Cultural Exhibition entitled "Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development", organized by the UNESCO office in Tehran, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

The event was attended by heads of foreign diplomatic missions, diplomats, representatives of international organizations and media accredited in Iran, as well as citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

In his speech, the charge d'affaires of Kyrgyzstan in Iran M. Baisymakov informed the guests about the large-scale celebration of the 90th anniversary of Chyngyz Aitmatov at the national and international levels in 2018, informing about the announcement of 2018 by TURKSOY (the International Organization of Turkic Culture) the Year of Chyngyz Aitmatov, and also invited all participants of the event to the opening of the Third World Nomad Games in September this year.

The corner of Kyrgyzstan was organized in this exhibition, where the life and culture of the Kyrgyz people was shown. Kyrgyz national souvenirs, books, paintings, works and photos of Aitmatov were exhibited, and also a video about the World Nomad Games was shown.

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Kyrgyz President’s updated website laucnhed Bishkek, May 22, 2018 / Kabar /. The updated official website of the President of Kyrgyzstan has been launched. The need to update the President’s official website is dictated, first of all, by the development of technologies.

The new version of the site is displayed and works on any devices - computers, laptops, mobile phones and tablets, the press service of the president said.

The emphasis is made on the convenience of reading, it became possible to view and download photo galleries on any devices, the work with documents, photo and video materials is simplified.

In addition, the system of "citizen appeals" is simplified, now it is enough to fill out several fields for filing an appeal.

The site is available at www.president.kg.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 10:06:57 +0600 http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-presidents-updated-website-laucnhed/ http://kabar.kg/eng/news/kyrgyz-presidents-updated-website-laucnhed/
Uzbek, Kazakh presidents have phone conversation President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed current state and prospects for development of bilateral cooperation during a telephone conversation, Kazakh media reported on May 21 citing the press service of the president of Kazakhstan.

Reportedly, the presidents of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan also discussed the implementation of the agreements at the highest level during the conversation.

The heads of state exchanged views on topical issues of the regional and international agenda.

The conversation took place on the initiative of the Uzbek side.

Earlier today, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Uzbek leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation and discussed strengthening of the strategic partnership between two countries in the political, trade and economic, and other spheres.

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