Author: Nazgul Temirov

“Welcome back to Kyrgyzstan,” says Shukur Shermatov, addressing a class of 20 women. He is wearing a traditional felt cap, but there is nothing traditional about this school. It sits inside two rings of military security and the students are women who have been brought home from camps in Syria, where they ended up after living with the Islamic State group. The rehabilitation centre is woven into the mountains of northern Kyrgyzstan, and it is where wives and children of suspected IS recruits spend their first six weeks after being repatriated. Our BBC World Service team are among the first…

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Kyrgyz, Tajik working groups hold regular meeting on delimitation, demarcation of state border Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on Tuesday agreed on the demarcation of 38 kilometers (23.6 miles) of their border. A statement by the Kyrgyz Cabinet of Ministers said that working groups from both countries held a regular meeting on the delimitation and demarcation of their state border on Jan. 10-16. “At this meeting, topographic working groups agreed on 38.35 km of the Kyrgyz-Tajik state border,” the statement said. “Following the meeting, a corresponding protocol was signed. The meeting took place in an atmosphere of friendship and mutual understanding,” it…

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The 5th Meeting of the Ministers in charge of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS)is being held at the Ala-Archa state residence on December 7. The event is attended by Minister of Digital Development of Kyrgyzstan Nuriya Kutnaeva, deputy ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Secretary General of the OTS Kubanychbek Omuraliev and the Ambassador of Hungary to Kyrgyzstan. The event was opened with a welcoming speech by OTS Secretary General Kubanychbek Omuraliev and Minister of Digital Development Nuriya Kutnaeva. The Minister of Digital Development of Kyrgyzstan provided information about the country’s achievements in…

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Nyon, Manchester, Milan (19/12 – 31) The group phase of the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League is to conclude this month. Names of the sixteen clubs who will compete in the knock-out phase have been released. On Monday, 18 December 2023, UEFA conducted the draw for the last-16 round, at their headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. Defending champion Manchester City came out from the draw with the biggest smile as they will face off with the arguably easiest opponent. Pep Guardiola’s team will Danish champion Copenhagen, who were down at 37th in the UEFA club coefficient ranking. As the current title holder,…

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On November 10, as part of a working visit to Paris, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov met with the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Électricité de France (EDF) Luc Remont, Azernews reports. The head of state noted the recent great interest among French companies in participation in promising projects in the energy sector, including the company Électricité de France, with which Kyrgyzstan is building close relationships. This French multinational electricity company is state owned. Its headquarters are in Paris, revenue was €71.2 billion in 2016. EDF operates a diverse portfolio of generating capacity of at least 120 gigawatts…

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Twenty-four of the Kyrgyz Republic’s best English language spellers participated in the 2023 National Spelling Bee Contest. The National Spelling Bee – hosted by the Lingua Foundation for Innovative Education and the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic – took place on October 21 at the American Center at the Republican Library for Children and Youth named after K. Bayalinov. The winners of the National Spelling Bee represent different regions of the Kyrgyz Republic;• First place: Marsel Temirkulov, Bishkek, Kyrgyz State Technical University• Second place: Munavvar Akhmatkulova, Osh, Kyrgyz-Uzbek International University• Third place: Adinai Mukambetova, Naryn, University of Central Asia•…

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There are 204 unfinished school buildings since 2015, Deputy Director of State Architecture and Construction Agency Talantbek Imanakun uulu said at the meeting of the Parliament Committee for Transport, Communications, Architecture and Construction on October 24. “Construction of 100 schools began at the instruction of the President in 2023. Construction of 43 schools was finished. We plan to commission 59 schools by the end of the year,” he said. 100 school construction projects were included into the construction list for 2024, he added. When asked about long-delayed construction, the Deputy Director replied: “The Cabinet of Ministers has set the task…

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Brussels (3/11 – 34) Dubai is calling for a united front to spur the development of generative artificial intelligence to maximise its potential and reap economic benefits, the chief executive of the Dubai Future Foundation has said. Countries need to come together to prepare society for the innovation and to help bridge the gap between policies and the advancement of the emerging technology, which has a reported business opportunity of as much as $4.4 trillion, Khalfan Belhoul said at the Dubai Assembly for Generative AI conference on Wednesday. The industries with highest AI potential include banking, software and platforms, energy, communications and media, and health, according to the DFF.…

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The aviation authorities of Kyrgyzstan and Russia signed a consultation protocol that seriously expands the capabilities of airlines in both countries to use common airspace and ground infrastructure (airports). The document is posted on the website of the Federal Air Transport Agency. The transport columnist for Economist.kg reviewed its contents. On September 12, 2023, the State Civil Aviation Agency of Kyrgyzstan (SACA) and the Russian Ministry of Transport signed a protocol of consultations to the agreement between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation on air services and cooperation in the field of air transport. The document envisages the introduction of fifth…

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Tajikistan’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the Kyrgyz ambassador to Dushanbe over a statement by the chairman of Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee of National Security regarding the disputed border between the Central Asian neighbors. Erlan Abdyldaev was summoned over the weekend and informed that Dushanbe was “concerned” over Kamchybek Tashiev’s statement to reporters on September 15. “Such comments can seriously damage the ongoing negotiation process on delimitation and demarcation of the Tajik-Kyrgyz border,” the Tajik ministry said on September 18. Answering a journalist’s question about the ongoing Kyrgyz-Tajik talks regarding the border, Tashiev, who chairs the Kyrgyz commission of demarcation and delimitation of the…

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