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.
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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.
Leaders of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will exchange views on enhancing cooperation in the trade and economic sphere, chief of the foreign policy department of the President’s Office Aizada Subakozhoeva told during a briefing on the official visit of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov to Dushanbe on February, 1-2, Kabar reports.
The National Energy Holding of Kyrgyzstan will resume the export of electricity to Uzbekistan. This was announced by the deputy head of the National Energy Holding Nurlan Sydykov at a press conference in Bishkek on January 29, Central Asian media outlets reported.
BISHKEK (TCA) — The current criminal situation in Kyrgyzstan is of considerable concern among the population, and the relevant state bodies should ensure the proper security of the citizens, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov said at a government meeting on January 15. He ordered the Ministry of Internal Affairs to improve the situation by combating organized crime and strengthening preventive measures among minors.
BISHKEK, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan will develop a comprehensive plan of action to improve the environment in its capital city, the Kyrgyz government press service reported Wednesday.