Kyrgyz make 73% of population of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz make 73% of population of Kyrgyzstan, the remaining 14.6% of the population are Uzbeks, 6% Russians, and 6.4% other nationalities. According to the official report, the number of Kyrgyzstan’s population in 2016 exceeded 6 million 19 thousand....

Kyrgyzstan ready for the Year of History and Culture

Kyrgyzstan will host 78 events in 2016, which will cover the entire spectrum of Kyrgyz history and culture. Logo of the Year of History and Culture has been already approved. The country will host the 2nd  World Nomad Games, mark the 1000th  anniversary...

London literary anthology includes works of Kyrgyz writers

London literary anthology “Tvorcheskoe sodruzhestvo” (creative collaboration) includes works of eight Kyrgyzstanis. The presentation of its second edition took place in Bishkek on March 25. Publication of the anthology is the result of annual...

Frank-Walter Steinmeier: There is a living democracy in Kyrgyzstan

There is a living democracy in Kyrgyzstan, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier stated in Bishkek on April 1. According to him, last time he visited the Kyrgyz Republic 10 years ago. Much has happened during this time. Since...

Kyrgyzstan improves its position in Doing Business 2016 ranking

Kyrgyzstan has improved its position in the international Doing Business 2016 index, ranking 67th out of 189 countries, the department of information support of the government’s executive office reported. According to it, during the year the country...

Currency law comes into effect in Kyrgyzstan

Legislation in Kyrgyzstan that bans the use of foreign currency in all domestic transactions has come into force. The legislation was passed by the parliament on March 18. According to the legislation, only the national currency, the som, can be used...

Indonesia introduces visa-free regime for citizens of Kyrgyzstan

The government of Indonesia has introduced visa free regime starting from March 10 2016 for the citizens of Kyrgyzstan. Now, they can take entry into Indonesia for up to 30 days without visa. This facility however does not apply to media representatives...

Kyrgyzstan becomes a leader in Central Asia on Press Freedom

Kyrgyzstan took first place among the Central Asian countries on the press freedom index. International non-governmental organization “Reporters without Borders” on April 20 published its latest Worldwide Press Freedom Index for 2016. In comparison...

Parliament submits its development strategy till 2021 for public discussion

The Kyrgyz parliament has developed its development strategy until 2021. This document contains the main goals and objectives of the parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic until 2021. The previous strategy until 2016 was devoted mainly to improve the internal...

Kyrgyz parliament approves new Prime Minister

Parliament in Kyrgyzstan has voted in favor of appointing Sooronbai Jeenbekov as the country’s next Prime Minister. Jeenbekov told lawmakers ahead of the vote on April 13 that his government would focus on fighting terrorism, as well as resolving border...
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