Fifteen Kyrgyz tour operators took part in the international tourism exhibition ITB Berlin 2018, which ran from 7 to 11 March in Berlin.
BISHKEK (TCA) — Russia has not decided yet whether it needs another military base in Kyrgyzstan, President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said on March 6. Speaking to journalists for the first time since his election as president in October, Jeenbekov said, "The decision on the second military base is yet to be made by Russia," RFE/RL reported.
President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov set the country's course against corruption. It seems that the new head of state intends to rid his country of the status of "the most venal country" in the region. However, he will face many hurdles, including sorting out his predecessor Almazbek Atambayev’s and his wife Raisa’s corruption schemes. Raisa Atambayeva’s reputation, also known as “Khansha Raya" (Khansha as in the wife of a khan), they say almost supersedes her husband’s. Only, she is more famous for her criminal activities.
Kyrgyzstan has been undermined by a series of political echoes inherited from former President Almazbek Atambayev. Politicians who opposed his policies and were imprisoned -- are now on a hunger strike.
KAZINFORM - A delegation of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry (MOAP) of the Republic of Kazakhstan paid a working visit to Bishkek where it held a number of meetings with the heads of Kyrgyzstan defense agencies, Kazinform reports.
Former Kyrgyz MPs Bektur Asanov and Kubanychbek Kadyrov (both sentenced to 12-year sentences), energy expert Ernest Karybekov (sentenced to 20 years) and former Kyrgyz state secretary Dastan Sarygulov (4-year on probation) were detained in 2016 on suspicion to stage a “forcible coup d’état” -- based on an audio conversation with the voices resembling them, released prior to their detention on the internet.
BISHKEK (TCA) — Corruption has penetrated deeply into the courts, prosecutor's offices, financial police, the State Committee for National Security, and the police, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov said at the country's Security Council meeting on February 8. The meeting considered measures against corruption in the judicial, law enforcement and supervisory bodies of Kyrgyzstan.
Eurasiantimes.com: Henry Ensher, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia and Afghanistan recently completed his Central Asia tour and visited Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Is the US competing for influence in Central Asia with Russia and China?
Kazakhstan moved up nine positions -- the biggest improvement in the ranking along with Burkina Faso (70) and Sri Lanka (59), and was ranked 64th, Kyrgyzstan gained one position to occupy the 82nd place, while Uzbekistan managed to climb up two positions and is now 91st.
If Niyazov stays in his current post, this can damage the interethnic accord, both in Kyrgyzstan and in the region. After all, it is Niyazov who proposed the virulent ideas of the “attack” on the neighbors, which was voiced in the last months of presidency of “not quite adequate” Almazbek Atambayev. The new president had to apologize for Atambayev, while Niyazov continues to walk with his head up high.