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Public Policy & Politics, Kyrgyzstan


The first National Road Safety Forum has been held in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. It gathered all the road users: representatives of the relevant state bodies, road inspectors, motorists and pedestrians. The initiator of this event was the faction of the national parliament “Onuguu-Progress.” The event's partner was the NGO “Road Safety.” The participants of the forum unanimously agreed that it was necessary to improve the overall system, increasing the literacy of both motorists and pedestrians, improving their culture of behavior.


In Moscow, the presidents of Russia and Kyrgyzstan, Vladimir Putin and Almazbek Atambaev, signed a Declaration on strengthening strategic partnership and allied relations between the two countries. The signing ceremony took place following the state visit of A. Atambayev to Russia and his meeting with the head of the Russian state. Both sides of the agreement reaffirmed their intentions to further develop the strategic partnership and to continue the coordination of their foreign policy activities.



Russia has written off $240 million of Kyrgyzstan's debt. This was done in accordance with the document signed by the head of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Anton Siluanov, and the Minister of Finance of Kyrgyzstan, Adylbek Kasymaliev. This protocol is an addition to the agreement on the settlement of Kyrgyzstan's debts, which was concluded by the parties on September 20, 2012.



During the recent meeting of the presidents of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Almazbek Atambayev in Astana, the parties reached an agreement on accelerating the work on demarcation and delimitation of disputed sections of the interstate border. According to the press service of the head of Kyrgyzstan, the meeting took place within the framework of the session of the heads of the SCO states (Shanghai Cooperation Organization). According to the Uzbek president, the bilateral relations have been actively developing recently, especially after President A.


On June 5, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev signed a law that was previously passed by the republic's parliament. It provides for conducting the presidential election in the country on October 15, 2017. According to the press service of the head of state, the law “On the election of the president of Kyrgyzstan and deputies of the national parliament” was adopted on May 31. In accordance with the new legislative norms, the presidential election will be held on the third Sunday of October.



In Kyrgyzstan, the SMS survey “M-Report” has been conducted in order to find out the factors that influence the choice of the university, and how many graduates of higher education institutions manage to find occupational work. This survey was initiated by the National Institute for Strategic Studies of the Republic and dedicated to the topic “Choosing a University.” The survey was participated by 946 people from all provinces of Kyrgyzstan.


On April 29, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev signed a decree declaring a national mourning day on April 30. This is due to the tragedy that occurred in the village of Ayu (Osh Province) as a result of a landslide. “On the day of mourning, the national flags shall be lowered throughout the territory of the republic, as well as on the buildings of consular and diplomatic missions abroad,” the press service of the head of state cited the text of the decree.



The introduction of electronic biometric passports in Kyrgyzstan will help to conduct the fairest and most transparent elections. President Almazbek Atambayev said so in his speech at the recent meeting with Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Head of Presidential Administration Sapar Isakov. According to the press service of the head of state, Atambayev stressed that the beginning of Kyrgyzstan's transition to electronic biometric passports was a landmark event. It is of great importance in terms of creating a modern digital society in Kyrgyzstan.



The report of the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan submitted to the republic's parliament after summarizing the results of the government's activities in 2016 has been deemed satisfactory by the deputies. After discussing the report of Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov, 98 deputies approved the work of the government, and 9 deputies disapproved it. The Kyrgyz PM stressed in his speech, “The economic situation stabilized in 2016, which enabled us to lay the foundation for achieving the long-term goals of the republic's development.”



In Kyrgyzstan, a new draft law has been submitted for general discussion. It envisages a number of amendments to the current Housing Code of the Republic, and to the Code of Administrative Responsibility. In accordance with them, it is proposed to allow hourly and daily rent of apartments in the country once again. Worth recalling, since January 10, 2017, renting out apartments for days and hours has been an administrative crime punishable with fines, which amounted to UZS7,000 for individuals, UZS9,000 for officials, and up to UZS70,000 for legal entities.