Author: Anara Egemberdiev

Consuls of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan visited more than a thousand prisons during the year. Foreign Affairs Minister of Kyrgyzstan Jeenbek Kulubaev announced at a press conference. According to him, ministry employees held explanatory conversations with the migrants held there. «Our diplomats took statements from prisoners about whether they wanted to be transferred to Kyrgyzstan. The laws were explained to the convicts. They were warned that they would face criminal liability if they took part in hostilities,» Jeenbek Kulubaev said. He told that private military organizations were trying to recruit Kyrgyzstanis. «Yes, at the beginning of 2022 such information was received. We immediately contacted the Russian government so that in the future they would not call our compatriots…

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Glaciers are vanishing in Issyk-Kul region, Director of National Academy of Sciences Kanat Abdrakhmatov said. The scholar shared the photo of Jerooy glacier, which is to the south of Temir-Kanat village in Ton district of Issyk-Kul region. From 1962 to 2003, the length of the glacier reduced by 450 meters. “If the situation does not stop, the glacier will vanish in the next 20-30 years. The same is happening with other glaciers in the mountains surrounding Issyk-Kul and in Tien Shan range,” Kanat Abdrakhmatov said. Source : Akipress

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The European Union and the Republic of Tajikistan held their tenth annual Cooperation Committee meeting on 27 November in Brussels. The meeting took place in an open and constructive atmosphere, reflecting the continued strengthening of relations between the EU and Tajikistan. The Cooperation Committee reviewed the state of play of bilateral relations and addressed political and socio-economic developments, water, environment, energy, trade and investment cooperation, as well as regional and international issues. Both sides exchanged views on the ongoing negotiations for an Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA), which were launched earlier this year, and Tajikistan’s application for the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preference Plus (GSP+)…

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The Palestinians’ longstanding and legitimate grievances have been irrevocably subverted by Hamas’ brazen attack against Israel on Oct 7. Unlike previous rounds of conflicts and clashes between Israel and the Palestinians on the one hand and neighbouring Arab states on the other, Thailand has become a direct casualty like never before, as 30 Thai workers have been killed to date, with at least 16 injured and 17 taken hostage. As a militant political movement motivated by Islamic fundamentalism using methods of terrorism to achieve its objectives, Hamas has made a bad name for the Palestinian cause, eliciting condemnation and opposition…

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Azamat Kalysbekov, an employee of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told AKIPress in an interview about the new regulations for foreigners’ stay in Kyrgyzstan. “One of the new provisions is the abolition of the Visa-run. This concept refers to resetting one’s stay through exits and entries. This practice was used in neighboring countries, and it’s a global practice in general, but considering changes in migration policy, all countries worldwide aim to eliminate it because Visa-run minimizes migration control. Unfortunately, many foreign citizens fall off the radar of government authorities. They cross the border, essentially blending into the country,…

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On September 19, a meeting of heads of government bodies, as well as representatives of associations of flour millers and oil traders, was held in the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic, where issues of food security were discussed. According to the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers, the meeting was chaired by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Bakyt Torobaev, who noted that there is no shortage of wheat in Kyrgyzstan, and an increase in prices is observed for flour from Kazakhstan. In addition, it was said that the main reason for the increase in the cost…

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The OSCE awareness campaign on youth crime prevention and integrity, launched in June 2023, achieved the milestone of reaching one and a half million young people across Kyrgyzstan on 29 September 2023. Featuring some of Kyrgyzstan’s leading influencers, bloggers, artists, youth activists and athletes, the campaign showcases the stories of these local celebrities and how they pursued their passions, built successful businesses and gave back to their communities, all while adhering to the values of lawfulness and integrity. The campaign features Aigerim Akylbekova, a Kyrgyz journalist and activist, who reflects on her upbringing and the challenges of her childhood marked by high levels…

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The World Bank forecasts GDP growth in Kyrgyzstan at 3.5 percent in 2023. The October World Bank (WB) review for the Europe and Central Asia says, Azernews reports, citing 24.kg news agency. «Kyrgyzstan’s GDP growth is predicted at 3.5 percent in 2023 due to a slowdown in agricultural production. Fiscal results in the first half of 2023 were favorable thanks to improved revenue indicators, but due to increased spending, a slight increase in the budget deficit is expected,» the WB says. «In 2023, high food prices, employment insecurity and declining remittances will continue to be the biggest challenges to people’s well-being. The…

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Around 2,000 measles cases were registered in Kyrgyzstan, State Sanitary and Epidemiological Control Department doctor Gulzat Dikambaeva said. Most measles cases were registered in Osh region and Bishkek. “Most cases were registered among those who refused from planned vaccination,” she said. 50% of measles cases in Bishkek are registered among those who refused from vaccination. There are also children under 1 year, who were not vaccinated yet, since the first measles vaccine is administered since the age of 1 year. Source : AKIPRESS

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Kyrgyzstan’s most visited tourist Issyk-Kul district is hit by mudflows, Turmush reports. Mudflows started at about noon on September 20 in the town of Cholpon-Ata and the village of Baktuu-Dolonotuu. Yards and roads are flooded. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the operational group of the regional emergency management department and representatives of the civil defense commission are on the ground. 5 excavators, a motor pump and a sewer truck are involved into clearing. Source : AKIPRESS

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