The fight against corruption will remain a priority for Kyrgyzstan, however, it will never be politically motivated, President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said 27 June in the Kyrgyz Parliament.
BISHKEK (TCA) — The Government of Kyrgyzstan will open a special account for funds coming from the fight against corruption. According to the Government Decree, signed by Kyrgyz Prime Minister Muhammedkaly Abylgaziev on June 22, the account in the treasury system will be distributed exclusively over decisions of the Government.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is only the second person to hold that office, but the contrast with his predecessor, Islam Karimov, one of Central Asia’s most brutal dictators, is increasingly stark. On his visit to the White House last month, Mirziyoyev was feted as an institutional and economic reformer and praised as a potential catalyst for change in Central Asia, where cooperation has been rare and Uzbekistan was often the spoiler.
BISHKEK (TCA) — For the first time in Kyrgyzstan’s history, a Prime Minister had to report for the work of two Governments in which he did not work a day. On June 14, Prime Minister Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev, who has been heading the Cabinet since April 20 this year, reported on the Government’s work for 2017 at the session of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan.
One of the largest hydro power plants in Tajikistan can be included in the “Central Asia” project.
Uzbekistan plans to acquire GM’s "remaining" 10% stake in Uzbek-US joint venture GM Uzbekistan, the chairman of Uzbek state-owned vehicle holding company Uzavtosanoat, Umidjan Salimov, told Gazeta.uz news agency on May 31.
ALMATY (TCA) — On May 31, in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s First Deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin took part in the ceremony to launch the construction of the Big Almaty Ring Road, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported.
An Amnesty International delegation will be in Uzbekistan this week in what the human rights watchdog describes as the first such visit to the country in 14 years.
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: An OSCE-supported regional workshop on promoting border management and security was held in Ashgabat, the OSCE said in a statement.
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.