China will work with other Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states to support Kyrgyzstan in its SCO presidency, and create an even brighter future for the organization, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday.
... Beijing's infrastructure projects in Central Asia make some in the bloc uncomfortable — particularly India, which alone among members has refused to endorse the program. Russia, too, is wary of China's expanding influence, and though it has somewhat reluctantly embraced the Belt and Road, it is also seeking to expand its own economic and political leverage in the region through a customs union it dominates known as the Eurasian Economic Union.
Although some western media outlets often criticize the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as unproductive, the Chinese government sees it as an important platform to deepen regional trade cooperation and maintains financial support to the SCO.
GM Uzbekistan is working on the issues of launching the assembly of its cars in two cities of Kyrgyzstan - Osh and Bishkek.
BISHKEK, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev met Tuesday with World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia Lilia Burunciuc to discuss promising areas of cooperation, the Kyrgyz government's press service reported.
Another Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan may be set up to respond to threats coming from Afghanistan — Jeenbekov
BISHKEK (TCA) — Bishkek and Moscow have not yet made a final decision concerning the establishment of another Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said in an exclusive interview with Russia’s TASS news agency on May 14.
Kyrgyzstan, in the near future, will become a part of the new Eurasian railway route. The intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the road "China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan" will be signed this summer. On April 20th, the responsible parties will meet to discuss the details of the project, which, because of its ambiguity, has already been named the "road of contradictions".
Now Kyrgyzstan's foreign debt is about $4.2 billion, $2.5 of which, were accrued during the presidency of former presidents Askar Akayev and Kurmanbek Bakiyev. The remaining amount of loans was accrued during the presidency of Almazbek Atambayev. In fact, during his term, the Chinese gave us a loan and themselves implemented the projects under it. Is it normal? This money was given to us by a commercial bank, and not an international organization, which means that this loan will never be debited to us. I'm afraid that Kyrgyzstan will still have to give up land, the thermal power station or large deposits to pay off debts.
Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev accused the current President of corruption and country's return to authoritarianism, golosbishkeka.com reported.
Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, clearly cannot forget about his, now past, role of the president. He positions himself as the main politician of the state, gives advice as an "elder brother" of Sooronbai Jeenbekov -- the current president of Kyrgyzstan and still flies aboard the presidential plane. Another thing that also hasn’t changed -- he still drinks as much alcohol as when he was the president.