Author: Carl Jose Austin

The 3rd meeting of the Kyrgyz-Hungarian intergovernmental commission for economic commission will be held on November 14 in Bishkek. The meeting will be co-chaired by Minister of Economy and Commerce of Kyrgyzstan Daniyar Amangeldiev and Secretary of State for Bilateral Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Tamas Mencer. The countries will review relevant aspects of bilateral cooperation, implementation of the agreements, prospects of deepening of cooperation in priority areas. The protocol of the meeting will be signed following the talks, which will include cooperation in trade, economy, investments, agriculture, tourism, environment, pharmaceuticals, education, energy and other.…

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This Tuesday, Kyrgyzstan’s parliament is set to hold the first reading of the highly repressive “foreign representatives” draft law, which would interfere with the activities of nongovernmental organizations receiving funding from abroad. If adopted, the bill would have a chilling effect on Kyrgyzstan’s vibrant civil society, curbing their ability to defend the human rights of ordinary citizens, provide social services, and contribute to the development of a robust and inclusive society. On Friday, the spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed “serious concerns” about the bill and said it should be withdrawn. This follows an October 6…

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Kyrgyzstan plans to cooperate with Electricite de France. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Today in Bishkek there was a meeting between Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aibek Moldogaziev and the representative of the largest state-owned energy generating company in France, Electricite de France (EDF) in Central Asia, Pierre-Paul Antonissens and the French Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Francois Delaus. The parties discussed economic cooperation in the energy sector and emphasized mutual interest in implementing joint projects in Kyrgyzstan with the participation of EDF, as well as further steps in this direction. They also…

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Accor has signed a cooperation agreement with Kyrgyz real estate firm SK Development to open the first Swissôtel in the central Asian country. The new 100-room premium hotel will open on the shore of Issyk-Kul Lake, one of the largest lakes in the region, in 2026. Going for golf Combining Swiss hospitality, excellent service and stylish modern design, the five-star Swissôtel Issyk-Kul Lake will be designed to offer exceptional recreational and wellness services. The hotel will be located by Kyrgyzstan’s first international golf resort, in the country’s northeast, featuring an 18-hole course, a golf academy and extensive infrastructure. With a total area…

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Kyrgyzstan received $4.2 billion from international organizations in 2022-2023. This was reported by the Geostatistics Telegram channel. According to him, in 2022-2023, international organizations collectively rank second after the United States in terms of funding programs and projects for humanitarian cooperation and development assistance in post-Soviet regions. The main recipients this time were Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Kazakhstan. The largest actors in terms of the number of projects and volumes of funding were the World Bank Group, including the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Asian Development Bank. Source : 24.KG

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13 fires were recorded on the territory of Kyrgyzstan in a day. 18 fire brigades were involved in extinguishing them, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported. 3 fires occurred in Jalal-Abad region, 3 in Bishkek, 2 each in Chui, Osh and Batken regions, and 1 in Osh city. Garbage on 60 square meters, two 40-ton containers at the Stolny bazaar and the roof of the laundry room of the maternity hospital burned down at the intersection of Beishenaliev and Moskovskaya streets. Plastic doors and windows of the balconies of apartments in a multi-storey building, household items and clothing burned down on Tynaliev Street.…

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Hundreds of spectators stormed a sports field in Osh, Kyrgyzstan as a section of a crowd turned riotous at the annual President’s Cup match of the traditional horse and goat carcass game of kok-boru. With President Sadyr Japarov and Prosecutor-General Kurmankul Zulushev in attendance for the occasion, spectators chased match officials and smashed the windows of a Ford Transit vehicle operated by the local ambulance service. Stones and plastic bottles were thrown. More than two dozen people were being held for questioning on violations of public order by police in Kyrgyzstan, Radio Azattyk reported on September 1. Seven people, including a law enforcement officer,…

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The Ukrainian military during the battles with the Russian invaders had some success in the Luhansk and Zaporozhye regions, advancing in these sectors of the front. On August 15, the Ukrainian Armed Forces carried out counter-offensive operations in at least three sectors of the front and reportedly advanced in the Luhansk region and the western part of the Zaporozhye region, the publication says. As the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informed, the military continued counter-offensive operations in the Bakhmut, Melitopol (west of the Zaporozhye region) and Berdyansk (west of the Donetsk region – eastern part of the…

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Budapest (12/8 – 33) Mahmadzohir will theoretically be eligible to run for president in 2027. In Tajikistan, only the president is permitted to enjoy an unfettered public profile. An intriguing exception to this norm is emerging, however, with another figure amassing huge levels of apparent popularity and prominence. This person too is a member of the ruling family. Ismoil Mahmadzohir, who turned 26 last month, is the grandson of President Emomali Rahmon. His mother, Firuza, is one of Rahmon’s seven daughters. He attended the Elite British Prep School Queen Ethelburga’s College and is the CEO of IM Group. Mahmadzohir – a visually…

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22 fires were registered on the territory of Kyrgyzstan in a day. 25 fire brigades were involved in extinguishing them, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported on August 17. 6 fires each occurred in Chui and Osh regions, 3 in Bishkek, 2 each in Jalal-Abad, Naryn and Batken regions, and 1 in Osh city. The roof of a warehouse covered with slate with a total area of 110 square meters burned down on Chatyr-Kul street in Bishkek. 190 square meters of dry grass burned out near the Soroka pond in the Molodezhny park at the intersection of Mahatma Gandhi and Uritsky streets. 50…

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