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.
Trend: Turkey and Kyrgyzstan signed joint documents as a result of an official visit of Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov to Turkey, the Kyrgyz president’s press service said in a message.
A recent slew of firings may mark a real split between current Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov and his predecessor Atambayev.
BISHKEK (TCA) — On April 7, Kyrgyzstan marked the eighth anniversary of the April People's Revolution. It was the second revolution in the history of independent Kyrgyzstan, which took place in April 2010. The first one was on March 24, 2005.
Although, none of the Central Asian countries or China and Russia are interested in any conflicts in the region, however a conflict is inevitable, experts speculate, as the time and water are running out.