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#Kazakhstan imports fresh #Coronavirus cases from #Russia and #Kyrgyzstan

#Kazakhstan imports fresh #Coronavirus cases from #Russia and #Kyrgyzstan

| March 26, 2020

Kazakhstan’s tally of coronavirus infections rose to 79 on Wednesday (25 March), boosted by new cases in its southernmost and northernmost provinces, despite authorities’ efforts to confine the disease to two major cities, writes Olzhas Auyezov. Among those who tested positive were one each in Shymkent, the biggest southern city, the southern province of Zhambyl, […]

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#Kazakhstan stands for effective use of EU-CA relations toolkit in light of new EU strategy for region 

#Kazakhstan stands for effective use of EU-CA relations toolkit in light of new EU strategy for region 

| July 12, 2019

PreviousNext Kazakhstan proposes to focus on the effective use of the European Union – Central Asia relations toolkit, as well as on ensuring the integrity, visualization and visibility of such co-operation in light of the new EU Strategy for interaction with the region, Foreign Affairs Minister Beibut Atamkulov said in his remarks at the 15th […]

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#USAID economic cluster in #Bishkek to cross with EU and China investments

#USAID economic cluster in #Bishkek to cross with EU and China investments

| June 27, 2019

A new economic cluster to support Kyrgyzstan’s light industry is to be launched in Bishkek. The project initiated by the USAID aims to enhance the country’s light industry businesses and to provide grant support to entrepreneurs, said the press-office of the US Embassy in Bishkek, writes Olga Malik. However, the US initiative confronts the interests […]

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Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan sign agreement regulating  border

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan sign agreement regulating border

| December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The new Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov arrived Dec. 25 in Astana for a two-day official visit to meet Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and other top officials for talks aimed at re-launching bilateral relations. Having discussed the state and prospects of cooperation, the two heads of state signed a number of bilateral documents, including the treaty […]

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Will #Kyrgyzstan democracy pass its next test?

Will #Kyrgyzstan democracy pass its next test?

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 15 October presidential elections will be held in Kyrgyzstan. The outcome should usher in the first regular change of president in the country’s 26 years of independence, writes Stanislav Pritchin. Askar Akayev and Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Kyrgyzstan’s first two post-Soviet presidents, were forced out of office in revolutions of 2005 and 2010. Now, after only one […]

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Why did Central Asia’s leading democracy ban a Human Rights Watch researcher?

Why did Central Asia’s leading democracy ban a Human Rights Watch researcher?

| December 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kyrgystan, Central Asia’s leading democracy, has taken the unprecedented step of barring a prominent human rights researcher from entering the country. On December 2, immigration authorities in Kyrgyzstan denied entry to Mihra Rittman (pictured), researcher and national office director for monitoring group Human Rights Watch. Kyrgyzstan held open parliamentary elections in October this year, but continued persecution of minorities […]

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