Kyrgyzstan allows entry of citizens from 31 countries, including China

BISHKEK, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan has allowed citizens from 31 countries, including China, to enter, the republican headquarters on COVID-19 said on Friday.

There is a decrease in COVID-19 cases and a stabilization of the epidemiological situation in these countries, the headquarters said.

Kyrgyzstan's new government sworn in

BISHKEK, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan's new government led by Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov took the oath of office on Tuesday.

The oath-taking ceremony was held in parliament with the participation of President Sooronbai Jeenbekov.

Congratulating the members of the new government, President Jeenbekov expressed hope that they will be faithful to their oath and do everything for the country's development.

Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president Atambayev sentenced to 11 years and 2 months in prison

BISHKEK, June 23. /TASS/: Kyrgyzstan’s former President Almazbek Atambayev has been convicted to 11 years and two months behind bars, his attorney Sergei Slesarev told TASS on Tuesday.

"Bishkek’s Pervomaisky District Court has found Atambayev guilty and sentenced him to 11 years and two months in prison," he said, adding that the court also ruled to confiscate his property.

According to the attorney, Atambayev’s defense will challenge this sentence with a higher instance court.

Kyrgyzstan’s Majority Coalition Nominates Kubatbek Boronov For PM

BISHKEK, June 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Kyrgyzstan’s ruling coalition, on Tuesday, nominated Kubatbek Boronov, for the post of prime minister, after his predecessor Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev resigned, on Monday, following allegations of corruption.

Speaking in parliament, Boronov said that, the new government would be “technical” and work until the formation of a new parliament.

He said, his cabinet would focus efforts on tackling the spread of COVID-19, and preparing for the parliamentary elections, scheduled for Oct 4.

Kyrgyz president appoints new vice PM, health minister

BISHKEK, April 2 (Xinhua) -- A new vice prime minister and a new health minister have been appointed in Kyrgyzstan, according to the decrees signed by President Sooronbai Jeenbekov on Wednesday.

Aida Ismailova will hold the post of vice prime minister for social affairs, and Sabirzhan Abdikarimov will serve as the health minister, the president's press service said.

Earlier, the Kyrgyz Parliament approved the two nominees recommended by Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev.

Putin backs idea of inviting CSTO military to attend 2020 Victory Day Parade

BISHKEK, November 28. /TASS/: Russian President Vladimir Putin has endorsed the idea of inviting military from all member-states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a post-Soviet security bloc, to take part in the Victory Day Parade on May 9, 2020.

Post-Soviet security bloc to discuss over 20 issues at Bishkek summit

BISHKEK, November 25. /TASS/: Participants of the upcoming session of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Security Council in Kyrgyzstan’s capital of Bishkek will discuss more than 20 issues related to security, a Kyrgyz official told a news conference on Monday.

"During the session, the sides plan to discuss 21 issues related to ensuring collective and regional security," said Daniyar Sydykov, who is in charge of foreign policy issues at the Kyrgyz presidential administration.

U.S. Peace Corps volunteer detained in Kyrgyzstan for carrying drugs

BISHKEK, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Police have detained a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer who was carrying more than 1 kg of drugs in south Kyrgyzstan, the Internal Affairs Department of the Jalal-Abad region said Friday.

The police said they stopped a taxi on the Bishkek-Osh highway and the behavior of the passengers seemed suspicious.

While inspecting the car, police officers found a package containing 1.026 kg of marijuana in the back seat, it said.

Large-scale drills of Russian Armed Forces kick off in Central Military District

BISHKEK, September 16. /TASS/: The Center-2019 (Tsentr-2019) military drills involving Kyrgyz and Russian servicemen kicked off in Kyrgyzstan on Monday, the Central Asian state’s General Staff said in a statement. "An opening ceremony for strategic command and staff exercises Center-2019 took place at the Edelweiss training ground on September 16," the statement reads.

According to the General Staff, some 500 servicemen from the two countries, nearly 100 pieces of military and special equipment, artillery, transport and army aviation as well as drones are involved in the drills.

Kyrgyz court rules to keep ex-president in custody

BISKHEK, August 16. /TASS/: The Bishkek City Court has ruled to keep Kyrgyzstan’s former President Almazbek Atambayev in custody, a TASS correspondent reported from the office of the country’s State National Security Committee where a court hearing had been held.

Bishkek’s Pervomaisky District Court earlier put Atambayev in custody until August 26.

"The Bishkek City Court has violated a number of legislative acts by making this decision, including those concerning guarantees for the ex-president," Atambayev’s lawyer Sergei Slesarev said.

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