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Turkmenistan co-ops with World Customs Organization

A meeting between the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WTO) Kunio Mikuriya has taken place in Brussels, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a sta
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Turkmenistan co-ops with World Customs Organization

A meeting between the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WTO) Kunio Mikuriya has taken place in Brussels, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The promising areas of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the World Customs Organization were discussed during the meeting. In particular, the Turkmen side expressed interest in studying and learning the experience of the WTO in improving the organization of customs control at the borders, the message says. Turkmenistan, with its modern infrastructural facilities, is becoming an important part of trade and transport and logistics systems at the regional and international level. The World Customs Organization is an intergovernmental international organization headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. The WTO focuses on the development of international instruments, conventions on such issues as classification of goods, estimation of customs value, rules of origin of goods, customs duties, security of the supply chain, simplification of international trade procedures, the fight against customs offenses and counterfeit goods (protection of intellectual property), and the fight against corruption. The Parliament of Turkmenistan ratified last year an agreement on transit and transport cooperation («Lapis Lazuli»), which was previously signed at the level of senior officials of the Foreign Ministries of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey It is expected that railways and highways will connect the city of Torghundi in the Afghan province of Herat with Ashgabat, then with the Caspian port of Turkmenbashi. The corridor will extend to Baku, then will pass through Tbilisi and will reach Ankara with branches leading to Poti and Batumi, then will run from Ankara to Istanbul. The project budget, which aims to facilitate transit logistics and to simplify customs procedures, is estimated at $2 billion. The project is designed to increase the economic integration of the region and the volume of trade. Source: Trend

6th meeting of CESDRR Council in Almaty

Bishkek, Oct. 16, 2018. /Kabar/. The sixth meeting of the Council of the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR) was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan at the Center with the participation of Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Rep
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6th meeting of CESDRR Council in Almaty

Bishkek, Oct. 16, 2018. /Kabar/. The sixth meeting of the Council of the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR) was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan at the Center with the participation of Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yuri Ilyin and State Secretary of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan Azamat Mambetov,. At the meeting of the Council, the report of the Center for 9 months was discussed and approved, the sing;e Register of forces and means of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan was approved, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. A joint project of the Center and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on the development of unmanned aircraft in order to prevent emergencies and eliminate their consequences was presented to the participants of the Council meeting. The members of the Council proposed to intensify the efforts of the sides to further expand the composition of the Center, as well as to use more effectively the Center's potential in the practical implementation of international programs and projects in the field of disaster risk reduction, strengthening preparedness for responding to emergency situations. Following the meeting, a decision of the Council of the Center was signed. On September 14, 2016, an official opening ceremony of the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Almaty. By its status, the Center is a permanently operating intergovernmental body, an international organization established to provide effective mechanisms for mitigating risks of emergency situations and reducing their consequences, jointly reacting through measures agreed by all concerned sides, and stimulating regional and international cooperation.

President of Uzbekistan approves agreement on construction of nuclear power plants with Russia

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev approved an agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on cooperation in construction of a nuclear power plant in the territory of the Republic of Uzbe
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President of Uzbekistan approves agreement on construction of nuclear power plants with Russia

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev approved an agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on cooperation in construction of a nuclear power plant in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan on 13 October 2018, Gazeta.uz reported. The document was signed on 7 September 2018 in Moscow following the 19th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation. Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the agreement. Uzbekistan and the state corporation Rosatom have agreed to build a nuclear power plant (NPP) in the republic. The NPP will consist of two power units with a capacity of 1,200 megawatts each. For the construction of a nuclear power plant, the safest and most modern power unit in the world has been set aside. Its commissioning is scheduled until 2028. Currently, the need for electricity in Uzbekistan is 69 billion kW/h. Almost 85% of this energy is generated by burning gas and coal, the remaining 15% is produced by hydroelectric power plants. 16.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 86 thousand tons of fuel oil and 2.3 million tons of coal are consumed to generate electrical energy. A potential site for the construction of nuclear power plants was chosen near Lake Tudakul on the border of Navoi and Bukhara regions. An official visit to Uzbekistan by Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled for 18-19 October. Source: UzDaily

100 persons with disabilities in Kyrgyzstan to receive wheelchairs

Bishkek, Oct. 16, 2018. /Kabar/. In Bishkek, on October 17, wheelchairs will be passed to the most needy adults and children with disabilities. A charity campaign was launched in the cooperation with the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) an
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100 persons with disabilities in Kyrgyzstan to receive wheelchairs

Bishkek, Oct. 16, 2018. /Kabar/. In Bishkek, on October 17, wheelchairs will be passed to the most needy adults and children with disabilities. A charity campaign was launched in the cooperation with the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and the Red Crescent of Kyrgyzstan,, in which 100 people with disabilities in all areas of Kyrgyzstan from among the most vulnerable will be provided with wheelchairs. In addition to standard wheelchairs, 35 special children’s and teen’s wheelchairs will be handed over within the campaign to serve children with cerebral palsy, muscular atrophy and other neurological diseases. This campaign is part of the Toskolduksuz Zhashoo! (“Life without barriers!”) Campaign, initiated by two organizations, which also includes courses for women with disabilities in sewing, as well as training for the elderly with disabilities in computer technologies. The goal of the campaign is to provide persons with disabilities with new opportunities to fulfill themselves, gain new skills and knowledge that will contribute to social integration, strengthen the independence of PWDs, and also provide an opportunity to create a source of income.

Kyrgyzstanis win gold and silver medals at World Armwrestling Championship

Bishkek, Oct. 16, 2018. /Kabar/. The World Armwrestling Championship is held in Turkey, where Kyrgyzstan acquired two medals on the second day, the State Agency of Youth, Physical Education and Sports reported. 1 thousand 203 sportsmen from 54 countries are
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Kyrgyzstanis win gold and silver medals at World Armwrestling Championship

Bishkek, Oct. 16, 2018. /Kabar/. The World Armwrestling Championship is held in Turkey, where Kyrgyzstan acquired two medals on the second day, the State Agency of Youth, Physical Education and Sports reported. 1 thousand 203 sportsmen from 54 countries are taking part in the tournament. On the first day of the competition, Otkur Askhat uulu won a prize for the country, he competed in the weight category up to 50 kg. According to the results of the games, he won the silver medal in left hand competition.

Kyrgyz sambo wrestler wins bronze medal at international tournament in Georgia

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. The World Youth Sambo World Championship was held in Georgia where the Kyrgyz sportsman won a bronze medal, the International Sambo Federation reported. The tournament started on October 12 in Tbilisi. The athlete from Kyrg
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Kyrgyz sambo wrestler wins bronze medal at international tournament in Georgia

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. The World Youth Sambo World Championship was held in Georgia where the Kyrgyz sportsman won a bronze medal, the International Sambo Federation reported. The tournament started on October 12 in Tbilisi. The athlete from Kyrgyzstan Kolbay Musakulov performed in the category up to 48 kg. According to the results of the competition, he shared the third place with the representative of Mongolia - Yolka Kaderbik. «Gold» was awarded to the hosts of the competition - George Mekhrishvili became the champion. The second place was taken by Davit Hovsepyan from Armenia.

Over 40 injured in multi-vehicle crash in L.A.

At least 40 people were injured, including five seriously, after a series of crashes involving a bus in Los Angeles, said local authorities on Sunday. A bus crossed a freeway divider and collided with a passenger vehicle at 1 p.m. local time (2000 GMT) on th
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Over 40 injured in multi-vehicle crash in L.A.

At least 40 people were injured, including five seriously, after a series of crashes involving a bus in Los Angeles, said local authorities on Sunday. A bus crossed a freeway divider and collided with a passenger vehicle at 1 p.m. local time (2000 GMT) on the southbound 405 Freeway at Nordhoff, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). More than 40 people were evacuated by firefighters with 25 transported to hospital by ambulance. Five adults, aged from 30 to 88, were in a serious condition, said the LAFD, adding that incidents on a freeway are extremely dangerous to not only those involved but first responders and bystanders. Upon arrival, firefighters found debris strewn across both sides of the freeway, causing an immediate full closure. Footage from the scene showed a white transit bus sitting horizontally across the freeway. The bus and a white car nearby were seriously damaged. The private charter bus was carrying at least 37 people from a church event at the Forum in Inglewood, a local news outlet KTLA-TV reported. The cause of the collision is still under investigation. Source: Xinhua

New country study on assessing costs for expanding early childhood education launched in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018 / Kabar /. On 10 October 2018 the European Union, UN Women and the National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic launched a new country study on assessing costs for expanding early childhood education and care services and its ef
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New country study on assessing costs for expanding early childhood education launched in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018 / Kabar /. On 10 October 2018 the European Union, UN Women and the National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic launched a new country study on assessing costs for expanding early childhood education and care services and its effects on tax revenues, employment and gender equality in Kyrgyzstan. According to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, in 2018 the coverage of early childhood education in Kyrgyzstan is 24% (compared with 16% in 2012). Currently, almost 187,000 children attend 1,390 kindergartens, of which 1,248 are public and 142 are private. A higher birth rate has led to the increase in the number of children who need early childhood education and pre-school education. So, if in 2012 there were 625 961 children between age 2 and 6, in 2017 there were already 768 299 children. The study will be conducted from October to December 2018 under the European Union's global programme on establishing sustainable and inclusive social protection systems, and in partnership with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the National Institute for Health and Welfare of Finland. Similar studies were successfully piloted in South Africa, Uruguay and Turkey in 2017. Elmira Alymkulova, the Head of National Statistics Committee Apparatus, said: “It should be noted that the National Statistics Committee plays an important role in the implementation of state policy in the field of statistics and is the national coordinating body for monitoring the progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals.” “Investing in early childhood development is seen as the most cost-effective strategy for promoting economic growth. Through economic modeling, this study will calculate three possible scenarios for expanding early childhood and care services with demonstrating how this expansion will affect the economic growth of the Kyrgyz Republic,” noted Charlotte Adriaen, the Head of the Cooperation Section of the European Union Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic. Gerald Gunther, UN Women Representative in Kyrgyzstan added: “Investment in universal, affordable and high-quality early childhood education and care services will accelerate progress on the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Investment in children increases the rate of women participation in the labour force which has been lagging in recent years. Early childhood education leads to better quality and higher paid jobs in Kyrgyzstan, providing for alternatives to poverty driven labour migration.”

Tu-95MS missile carrier performs demonstration flight during CSTO exercises in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. Russian Tu-95MS strategic missile carrier performed a demonstration flight over the Edelweiss testing area in Kyrgyzstan, where exercises of the collective operational deployment forces of the countries of the Collective Secur
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Tu-95MS missile carrier performs demonstration flight during CSTO exercises in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. Russian Tu-95MS strategic missile carrier performed a demonstration flight over the Edelweiss testing area in Kyrgyzstan, where exercises of the collective operational deployment forces of the countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) 2018 were held, the press service of the Central Military District reported. In flight, the missile carrier was accompanied by a pair of multi-role fighters Su-30SM of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Involvement of Tu-22M3 In addition, as part of the exercises, Tu-22M3 long-range supersonic bombers were involved in training for launching airstrikes on the grouping of a conventional enemy. The Su-24 reconnaissance aircraft detected, according to the scenario of maneuvers, bases and convoys of illegal armed formations, a pair of Tu-22M3 dropped high-explosive fragmentation bombs weighing 250 kg, the Central Military District reported. The Tu-22M3 with a crew of four is designed to hit targets on enemy territory in strategic depth. The maximum speed of the bomber reaches 2.3 thousand km/h, the range - 7 thousand km, the military department reported. Su-25 involvement The exercises also involved Su-25 attack aircraft, which launched a missile-bombing attack on the forces of a conventional enemy. According to the plan of the exercise, columns of illegal armed formations were detected five kilometers east of the Balykchy settlement. After receiving data on the advancement of the main forces of the «militants», the commander of the collective rapid-response forces decided to fire a three pairs of Russian Su-25 attack aircrafts and a couple of Su-25 of Kazakhstan. After a dive striking with high-explosive fragmentation bombs with a caliber of 100 kg and unguided C-8 rocket, part of the enemy forces was destroyed. The target was hit by Russian Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle. During the exercise, Mi-24 helicopters completed the «flying circus» and attacked the conventional enemy. Fire attack was launched on groups of illegal armed groups, which, according to the plan, tried to approach the settlement from the mountains. Six Russian Mi-8 transport helicopters deployed a tactical airborne assault force in the area of ​​blocking a conventional enemy. The paratroopers from Armenia, Russia and Kyrgyzstan carried out air landing from helicopters with the task of delaying the advancement of an illegal military formation in the direction of Balykchy settlement. The actions of the paratroopers cover two Russian Mi-24 attack helicopters. The exercises Interaction 2018 exercises were held at the Edelweiss training ground in Kyrgyzstan from October 10 to 13. It is attended by more than 1.6 thousand soldiers from six countries - Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan participated in them, and about 300 units of military equipment and 40 airplanes and helicopters were involved. The core personnel of the Russian contingent in the exercises is represented by units of a separate motorized rifle brigade (mountain) of the Central Military District, stationed in Tuva, the Airborne Forces and special forces.

Uzbekistan, Russia to start constructing nuke plant during Putin's visit

Uzbekistan and Russia will sign numerous joint intergovernmental and commercial documents, as well as commence construction of the first Uzbek nuclear power plant, Uzbek media reported citing Russia’s president as saying at a ceremony of presenting credenti
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Uzbekistan, Russia to start constructing nuke plant during Putin's visit

Uzbekistan and Russia will sign numerous joint intergovernmental and commercial documents, as well as commence construction of the first Uzbek nuclear power plant, Uzbek media reported citing Russia’s president as saying at a ceremony of presenting credentials of ambassadors. The event took place in the Alexander Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace. New ambassador of Uzbekistan to Russia, Botirjon Asadov, presented his credentials to Vladimir Putin. “Uzbekistan is a strategic partner and an ally of Russia. Bilateral ties are deepening in all key areas: political, trade, economic, military and technical, cultural and humanitarian. I hope that during the upcoming state visit to Tashkent next week, we will have detailed negotiations with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and will sign numerous joint intergovernmental and commercial documents,” the Russian president noted. Putin added that he will take part in the opening and meeting of the Forum of Interregional Cooperation together with the president of Uzbekistan and will launch construction of the first Uzbek nuclear power plant by Rosatom. Russia is one of the leading trade and economic partners of Uzbekistan. The Central Asian state is in the fourth place in terms of commodity turnover with Russia among the CIS countries. In 2017, it amounted to $3.6 billion and increased by 33.9 percent. In January-February 2018, trade turnover increased by 50.2 percent and reached almost $600 million. Russia's exports grew by 59.7 percent, and imports by 28.1 percent. At the same time, the total investments from Russia to Uzbekistan exceeded $8.5 billion. Source: Trend

First dialysis center to be opened in Jalal-Abad within PPP agreement

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. The opening ceremony of the first dialysis center of Fresenius Medical Care Kyrgyzstan, a subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care international company, will take place on October 17 in the city of Jalal-Abad, the Ministry of Hea
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First dialysis center to be opened in Jalal-Abad within PPP agreement

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. The opening ceremony of the first dialysis center of Fresenius Medical Care Kyrgyzstan, a subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care international company, will take place on October 17 in the city of Jalal-Abad, the Ministry of Health reported. This is the first of 4 dialysis centers that will begin their work in Kyrgyzstan under a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement between Fresenius Medical Care and the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan. The activities of these clinics will significantly improve the quality of medical care in Kyrgyzstan for patients with chronic renal insufficiency (CRI). The opening ceremony of the Fresenius Medical Care dialysis center in Jalal-Abad will be attended by Deputy Minister of Health Madamin Karatayev, German Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Monica Iversen, senior manager of the regional directorate of Fresenius Medical Care for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and other distinguished guests. Renal replacement therapy is, in addition to transplantation, the only possible method of treatment and survival of patients with chronic renal failure (CRF). The most common type of treatment for CRF is hemodialysis. This method allows to clean the blood of toxins and regulate the water-electrolyte and acid-base balance in the body of patients through the use of the “artificial kidney” apparatus. Dialysis helps to ensure a sufficiently high standard of living for patients with chronic renal failure. The Fresenius Medical Care dialysis clinics in the Kyrgyz Republic are being opened in accordance with an agreement on the organization of dialysis services in Kyrgyzstan as part of a public-private partnership project. This agreement was signed in August 2017 between Fresenius Medical Care and the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic. This is the first project implemented under the PPP mechanism in Kyrgyzstan: it was prepared with the financial support of KfW and consultation from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. The activities of Fresenius Medical Care clinics in three cities (two in Bishkek and one in Osh and Jalal-Abad each) will significantly improve the quality of services provided to Kyrgyz citizens with chronic renal failure (CRF). Within the framework of the PPP project, more than 280 patients will receive treatment in the company's clinics. The opening of dialysis centers will ensure that patients with chronic renal failure receive affordable, timely and free medical care that meets the best European standards. The opening of dialysis centers will also result in about 100 jobs in Kyrgyzstan. Fresenius Medical Care is the global leader in dialysis treatment, development and production of high-quality equipment and consumables for renal replacement therapy. Today, the company owns 3,815 dialysis clinics worldwide, where more than 320,000 patients receive treatment.

Deputy FMs of Kyrgyzstan and UAE discuss priority areas of cooperation

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. A bilateral meeting between Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Azizbek Madmarov and Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Economic and Commercial Affairs Mohammed Sharaf, the pre
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Deputy FMs of Kyrgyzstan and UAE discuss priority areas of cooperation

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. A bilateral meeting between Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Azizbek Madmarov and Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Economic and Commercial Affairs Mohammed Sharaf, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. The sides noted with satisfaction the growing dynamics of bilateral relations in the political, trade-economic and investment, as well as cultural and humanitarian spheres. The Deputy Minister expressed his gratitude to the Emirati side for active participation in the Second and Third World Nomad Games. During the meeting, the sides discussed topical issues of the bilateral relations, as well as priority areas of cooperation in the economic and commercial spheres. At the same time, it was noted that for the development of the bilateral cooperation it is necessary to use all the existing mechanisms, including a meeting of the Kyrgyz-Emirati intergovernmental commission on economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation in the near future.

Athlete from Kyrgyzstan wins bronze medal at international freestyle wrestling tournament

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. Ikromzhon Khadzhimurodov from Kyrgyzstan took the third place in the international freestyle wrestling tournament in Nefteyugansk, Russia, the Russian Wrestling Federation reported. It is noted that wrestlers from 15 countrie
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Athlete from Kyrgyzstan wins bronze medal at international freestyle wrestling tournament

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. Ikromzhon Khadzhimurodov from Kyrgyzstan took the third place in the international freestyle wrestling tournament in Nefteyugansk, Russia, the Russian Wrestling Federation reported. It is noted that wrestlers from 15 countries fought for the prizes of Vice President of the Russian Wrestling Federation Vladimir Semenov. Khadzhimurodov performed in the weight category up to 61 kg, in the quarter finals he lost to the representative of Russia Artem Gebekov, later he defeated an athlete from Azerbaijan - Ruslan Gasimov. Thus, he became the bronze medalist of the competitions.

Kim refuses to provide lists of nuclear sites to US

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un refused to provide the list of the Asian nation's nuclear facilities to US State Secretary Mike Pompeo until the signing of a declaration ending the 1950-1953 Korean War, Sputnik reported citing media. When asked to provide a
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Kim refuses to provide lists of nuclear sites to US

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un refused to provide the list of the Asian nation's nuclear facilities to US State Secretary Mike Pompeo until the signing of a declaration ending the 1950-1953 Korean War, Sputnik reported citing media. When asked to provide at least a partial list of nuclear sites, Kim allegedly said that in the absence of trusting relationship between Washington and Pyongyang, the United States will not believe the list even if it gets it, according to the Japanese Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper. The Korean War ended with the armistice but a peace treaty was never signed. Pompeo and Kim Jong-un during their recent meeting in Pyonyang agreed to direct working groups to discuss four point of a document signed in Singapore, State Department said last week. US Secretary of State said after his recent meeting with North Korean leader that he can now see a path forward toward the goal of denuclearizing Pyongyang. Kim invited inspectors to visit the Punggye Ri nuclear test site to confirm it has been irreversibly dismantled, and both Kim and Pompeo agreed to have working-level teams meet in the near future to discuss other unresolved issues from the Singapore summit, State Department said last week. The situation on the peninsula improved this year since the leaders of North and South Korea began bilateral talks that resulted in a joint agreement to reach a peace deal. In June, Kim and Trump struck an agreement requiring Pyongyang to denuclearize in exchange for sanctions relief and a halt to US-South Korean military drills. However, In July, US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said it was unlikely that North Korea would dismantle its nuclear program within a year. US media reported earlier that Pyongyang was continuing to develop its nuclear program and trying to deceive the United States about its denuclearization efforts. Pompeo went on a three-day tour of East Asia earlier this month with a mission to advance the process of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and setting up the next summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump. Source: Sputnik

Green economy in Kyrgyzstan is developing most actively in agricultural industry - Ministry of Economy

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. Green economy in Kyrgyzstan is developing most actively in the agricultural sector, head of the Department of Strategic Planning and Development of the Regions of the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic Aibek Kadyrov to
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Green economy in Kyrgyzstan is developing most actively in agricultural industry - Ministry of Economy

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. Green economy in Kyrgyzstan is developing most actively in the agricultural sector, head of the Department of Strategic Planning and Development of the Regions of the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic Aibek Kadyrov told at a press conference at the Kabar News Agency. He said that the potential for the development of green economy in agriculture is the cultivation of organic products. “As is known, the market in Kyrgyzstan is limited. In order to further increase the potential of agricultural products and export it, you need to find your niche,” he said. In particular, Kadyrov noted that today organic plum is being grown in Kyrgyzstan, which is exported even to Europe. “Plum quality standards even meet the requirements of Europe. Now they are selling plums to Germany. At the end of 2017, 10 tons were exported, and in 2018 it is planned to increase this figure to 100 tons. In addition, there are Batken apricots, beans and other products that can be increased,” Aibek Kadyrov said.

Bear saved after 3 days with jar stuck on head

Wildlife and Heritage Service response staff tracked a bear cub for three days and, with assistance from the Maryland Natural Resources Police, were able to rescue the 100 lb male cub from the bucket that covered his head, the Service wrote on its Facebook pa
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Bear saved after 3 days with jar stuck on head

Wildlife and Heritage Service response staff tracked a bear cub for three days and, with assistance from the Maryland Natural Resources Police, were able to rescue the 100 lb male cub from the bucket that covered his head, the Service wrote on its Facebook page. A crowd of on-lookers at Wisp Resort were giddy to see the cub safely tranquilized and returned to the nearby woods with the sow and one other cub.

Ministry of Economy: The state is seeking a balance between the National Energy Holding and small hydropower plants

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. The state is seeking a balance between the National Energy Holding and small hydropower plants, Adviser of the Ministry of Economy Kylychbek Dzhakypov told at a press conference at the Kabar News Agency. He said that the issu
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Ministry of Economy: The state is seeking a balance between the National Energy Holding and small hydropower plants

Bishkek, Oct. 15, 2018. /Kabar/. The state is seeking a balance between the National Energy Holding and small hydropower plants, Adviser of the Ministry of Economy Kylychbek Dzhakypov told at a press conference at the Kabar News Agency. He said that the issue of the sales of energy produced by small hydropower plants is being considered at all levels. “We need to find the right side. Raising rates is not a solution. Now subsidies are being sought. It is also necessary to consider the effectiveness of the system itself, so that it is beneficial for the investor and the National Energy Holding,” he explained. In addition, Dzhakypov noted that the situation is now similar with solar panels.

Koreas to hold high-level talks this week to discuss implementation of summit agreement

South and North Korea will hold high-level talks this week to discuss the implementation of the summit agreement their leaders reached last month, the unification ministry here said Sunday. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon will led a five-me
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Koreas to hold high-level talks this week to discuss implementation of summit agreement

South and North Korea will hold high-level talks this week to discuss the implementation of the summit agreement their leaders reached last month, the unification ministry here said Sunday. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon will led a five-member delegation to the talks scheduled for Monday at the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom, according to the ministry. Other South Korean delegates include Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung, Vice Land and Transport Minister Kim Jeong-ryeol and Vice Sports Minister Roh Tae-gang, the ministry said. Their North Korean counterparts will be led by Ri Son-gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country. They also include Vice Railroad Minister Kim Yun-hyok, Vice Minister for Land and Environment Protection Pak Ho-yong and Vice Sports Minister Won Kil-u. The two leaders agreed in September to intensify cross-border cooperation and exchanges on various fronts and shared a view to make the Korean Peninsula a land of safety without nuclear weapons. They, in particular, agreed to break ground for connecting their rail and road systems along the western and eastern regions within this year. In the high-level talks, the two Koreas are expected to discuss a plan to establish a joint military committee and launch an on-site survey of the North's roads and railways. They are expected to push to fix a date and venue for Red Cross talks on video meetings and exchanges of messages between families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. In addition, representatives will review plans for Pyongyang's art troupe to perform in Seoul this month, as well as South Korea's push to field a united team at the 2020 Olympics. Seoul wants to moreover jointly host the 2032 Olympics with Pyongyang. Source: Yonhap

UN report says worldwide hunger and malnutrition on the rise

China has made progress in reducing undernourishment, but worldwide hunger and malnutrition are on the rise, according to a report released by the United Nations (UN) in Beijing. The annual report finds the numbers of hungry people reached 821 million in 201
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UN report says worldwide hunger and malnutrition on the rise

China has made progress in reducing undernourishment, but worldwide hunger and malnutrition are on the rise, according to a report released by the United Nations (UN) in Beijing. The annual report finds the numbers of hungry people reached 821 million in 2017, up from 815 million the previous year, reads the 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report jointly produced by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and four other UN agencies. «The alarming signs of increasing food insecurity and high levels of different forms of malnutrition are a clear warning that there is considerable work to be done to make sure we 'leave no one behind' on the road towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on food security and improved nutrition,» the heads of five UN agencies warned in their joint foreword to the report. «We must take action quickly while there is still time to halt the erosion of our hard won gains in ending hunger,» Nicholas Rossellini, UN Resident Coordinator for China stated at the launch event. «tackling climate resilience head on is one action that will help put us back on track towards meeting the goal of zero hunger.» The participants also agreed that China's experience in hunger elimination and nutrition promotion could be valuable to many other countries in the world. The joint UN report monitors progress towards ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition. This year's edition finds hunger has been on the rise over the past three years, returning to levels of a decade ago. Source: Xinhua

Kyrgyzstan lifts restrictions on import of poultry from Kazakhstan

Bishkek, Oct. 13, 2018 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan lifts restrictions on the import of poultry meat and poultry products from Kazakhstan, the State Inspectorate for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. Kazakhstan confirmed the res
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Kyrgyzstan lifts restrictions on import of poultry from Kazakhstan

Bishkek, Oct. 13, 2018 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan lifts restrictions on the import of poultry meat and poultry products from Kazakhstan, the State Inspectorate for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. Kazakhstan confirmed the results of laboratory studies on the stabilization of the epizootic situation of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Kazakhstan, the Inspectorate said. Temporary restrictions on the import of poultry meat and poultry products from Kazakhstan were introduced on October 8, 2018. The decision was made in connection with the information on the outbreak of avian influenza in the regions bordering Kyrgyzstan - Almaty and North Kazakhstan regions of Kazakhstan. The Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan called these restrictions unlawful and since October 12 introduced temporary restrictions on the import of meat products from Kyrgyzstan. The Kazakhstani side indicated that this decision was made “due to the unfavorable situation on especially dangerous animal diseases in the territory of Kyrgyzstan”.

Speaker Dzhumabekov receives insight in innovations in IT in e-Estonia exhibition hall

Bishkek, Oct. 13, 2018. /Kabar/. Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Dastanbek Dzhumabekov attended the exhibition hall of e-Estonia, where he got acquainted with innovations in the field of IT-technologies. The Speaker of the Kyrgyz parliament is in Estonia on an
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Speaker Dzhumabekov receives insight in innovations in IT in e-Estonia exhibition hall

Bishkek, Oct. 13, 2018. /Kabar/. Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Dastanbek Dzhumabekov attended the exhibition hall of e-Estonia, where he got acquainted with innovations in the field of IT-technologies. The Speaker of the Kyrgyz parliament is in Estonia on an official visit. Since 2000, the Estonian government has moved to paperless cabinet meetings, using an electronic documentation network on the Internet. According to the results of the competition of the European Commission, the project for transitioning the public sector to electronic documentation was recognized as the best in Europe. Estonians also had the opportunity to file tax returns electronically. Through a single portal, a citizen can receive various government services on the Internet. Using an ID card, Estonian residents can verify their identity in a regular way, as well as electronically, and also use the card for digital signature, to participate in elections and even buy tickets for public transport. In October 2005, Estonian residents were able to participate in local government elections through the Internet, without leaving home for the first time in the world. Estonia has one of the best practices in the implementation of e-government. With the support of the Estonian Electronic Governance Academy, the Tunduk e-government introduction project has been implemented in Kyrgyzstan. During the implementation of this project, a legal framework was created for the introduction of data exchange, and necessary strategies and documents describing the IT architecture were developed. In addition to Kyrgyzstan, the Estonian Electronic Governance Academy facilitated the introduction of such a system in Tunisia, Palestine, and Namibia. Currently, relevant preparatory work is underway in Ukraine and Armenia.

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan discuss demarcation of the State Border

On October 8-12, 2018, the next round of Uzbek-Kazakh negotiations on demarcation of the State border between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan took place in Tashkent. During the talks, the parties prepared draft final documents on th
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Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan discuss demarcation of the State Border

On October 8-12, 2018, the next round of Uzbek-Kazakh negotiations on demarcation of the State border between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan took place in Tashkent. During the talks, the parties prepared draft final documents on the demarcation of individual sections of the Uzbek-Kazakh state border. The sides also discussed the volume of field demarcation work on the site, whose implementation is scheduled for 2019. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the next round of negotiations will be held in November this year on the territory of Kazakhstan. Source: KunUZ

Interaction-2018 command-staff exercises of CSTO CRRF completed in Kyrgyzstan - photo

Bishkek, Oct. 13, 2018. /Kabar/. The active phase and the closure of the Interaction-2018 command and staff exercises with military contingents of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces took place at the training ground of the Edelweiss training center in
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Interaction-2018 command-staff exercises of CSTO CRRF completed in Kyrgyzstan - photo

Bishkek, Oct. 13, 2018. /Kabar/. The active phase and the closure of the Interaction-2018 command and staff exercises with military contingents of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces took place at the training ground of the Edelweiss training center in Balykchy. The progress of the active phase of the exercise was observed by Chairman of the Committee for Defense Affairs of the Jogorku Kenesh Iskhak Piramtov, First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Kyrgyz Armed Forces Kubanychbek Orozmatov, Deputy Secretary General of the CSTO Peter Tikhanovsky, Chief of the Joint Headquarters of the CSTO Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov, Commander of the Central Military District of the Russian Federation Lieutenant General Alexander Lapin, heads of defense and international cooperation committees of the CSTO member states, invited guests. In the course of the final stage of the Interaction-2018 command-staff exercise, assault, motorized-rifle, artillery units, special-purpose groups, as well as long-range military transport, assault and army aircraft with airborne landing were involved. The main objective of the exercise was to develop forms of joint planning and use of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces of the CSTO. The Interaction-2018 joint exercise was organized in accordance with the Plan approved by the Council of Ministers of Defense and the Committee of Secretaries of the CSTO Security Councils in 2017 and aimed at working through the use of troops (Collective Forces) of the CSTO to protect the independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the CSTO members on a collective basis. During the exercise by the forces and means of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CRRF) of the CSTO, the order of interaction of the troops in solving the tasks in combat, material, technical and other types of support was worked out, as well as the planning of comprehensive support for the joint operation; actions in designated areas with live fire training. For example, in the course of working out the episodes of the operation, the Forpost unmanned aerial vehicles were involved, which detected the «advancement» of the main forces of the «militants» to the border of the conventional CSTO states. Preemptive air strike was launched on them by two Tu-22M3 and Russian Federation bombers, Su-25 attack aircraft and Mi-24 helicopters. In total, about 2000 military personnel, 300 pieces of equipment, about 40 aircraft, including UAVs, were involved in the Interaction-2018 command-staff exercises with the military contingents of the CSTO CRRF military contingents. The maneuvers in the Kyrgyz Republic became the final activity of the phase of resolving a military conflict within the framework of a single plan of the Combat Brotherhood-2018 operational-strategic exercise of the CSTO.

Wrestler Elmirbek Sadyrov wins silver medal at Youth Olympics

Bishkek, Oct. 13, 2018. /Kabar/. Kyrgyzstani Elmirbek Sadyrov won the silver medal at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the official site wrote. The wrestler competed in Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight category up to 60 kg. In t
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Wrestler Elmirbek Sadyrov wins silver medal at Youth Olympics

Bishkek, Oct. 13, 2018. /Kabar/. Kyrgyzstani Elmirbek Sadyrov won the silver medal at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the official site wrote. The wrestler competed in Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight category up to 60 kg. In the first bout he beat an athlete from New Zealand, later he defeated the Mexican. In the fight for gold, he yielded the place to the representative of Georgia Giorgi Chkhikvadze. Sadyrov is the captain of the Kyrgyz team at the Olympics.

Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan takes part in CIS ministerial meeting in Tashkent

Bishkek, Oct. 13, 2018. / Kabar /. From 11 to 13 October 2018, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic Major General Rayimberdi Duyshenbiev took part in a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Commonwealth of Indepen
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Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan takes part in CIS ministerial meeting in Tashkent

Bishkek, Oct. 13, 2018. / Kabar /. From 11 to 13 October 2018, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic Major General Rayimberdi Duyshenbiev took part in a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States in Tashkent, the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. The meeting participants listened to reports on the situation in the Central Asian region and the priorities of countering international terrorism, discussed the International Olympiad in academic subjects among students of pre-university educational institutions of the military departments of the CIS as well as a plan of joint activities dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, etc. The outcome of the meeting was the signing of a package of documents on the Work Plan of the CIS Defense Ministers’ Council for 2019, information support of the activities of the Armed Forces of the CIS countries, progress in the implementation of the Program of joint work to improve the metrological support of the Armed Forces of the CIS Administration, joint actions of the united air defense system and others . Also during the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the CIS, a bilateral meeting took place between Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic Major General Rayimberdi Duishenbiev and Minister of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurlan Yermekbayev, where issues of further development of bilateral military cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries were discussed.

Tashkent suspends use of Mercedes Benz passenger buses

Tashkent Transport Service (Toshshahartranshizmat) plans to purchase 120 SAZ LE 60 and MAN buses during the remaining three months of 2018, Uzbek media reported. «In October 2018, 35 low-floor SAZ LE 60 buses, in November, 15 SAZ and 10 MAN buses, and
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Tashkent suspends use of Mercedes Benz passenger buses

Tashkent Transport Service (Toshshahartranshizmat) plans to purchase 120 SAZ LE 60 and MAN buses during the remaining three months of 2018, Uzbek media reported. «In October 2018, 35 low-floor SAZ LE 60 buses, in November, 15 SAZ and 10 MAN buses, and in December, 30 SAZ and 30 MAN buses will be acquired,» the Tashkent city administration said. These buses should replace the 2008 Mercedes Benz Low Floor buses being decommissioned from Oct. 13. Recently, there have been three cases of bus fires in the capital. In this regard, head of Toshshahartranshizmat Mohir Valiyev decided to stop the entire rolling stock of the 2008 Mercedes Benz Low Floor, starting from Oct. 13, 2018, in order to ensure safety of passenger traffic. It is also planned to once again conduct a thorough analysis of the current situation with adoption of measures to identify buses to be repaired, as well as those responsible for the incidents and to recover the damage caused to the company from them.

First ever meeting of palliative care volunteers to be held in Bishkek

Bishkek, Oct. 13, 2018. /Kabar/. The first “Palliative care - I do care!” national meeting of palliative care volunteers, organized with the support of the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan, will be held in Bishkek. The meeting is timed to the World Hospice an
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First ever meeting of palliative care volunteers to be held in Bishkek

Bishkek, Oct. 13, 2018. /Kabar/. The first “Palliative care - I do care!” national meeting of palliative care volunteers, organized with the support of the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan, will be held in Bishkek. The meeting is timed to the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, which is celebrated annually on the second Saturday of October. Volunteers and activists who provide voluntary help to patients that need palliative care and their families will gather at the meeting from different regions of Kyrgyzstan. Moreover, relatives of patients that need palliative care, representatives of state, non-governmental and international organizations whose activities are related to the introduction of palliative care in the health system of the Kyrgyz Republic were also invited to participate in the event. The main purpose of the event is to raise public awareness of palliative and hospice care in Kyrgyzstan and to develop a large-scale volunteer movement to help patients and their families. “It is impossible to imagine quality palliative care without volunteers. The desire to help their compatriots and the selfless desire to be useful to those who need help are very common in our society. We see our task in directing this potential to improving the quality of life of the incurably ill and helping patients live the rest of their lives as fully as possible, without fear and a sense of alienation from society, ” Lola Asanalieva, the Chairman of the board of Open Medical Community public union, told. Asanalieva said that the meeting is intended to become a discussion platform for discussing the medical, social and spiritual needs of patients and their family members, and how volunteers can support and develop the hospice and palliative care movement in Kyrgyzstan. In addition, at the event it is planned to present the plans of the Association for Palliative and Hospice Care, which was created thanks to the support of the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan and was legally registered last year. The WHO reported that palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life for patients and their families who are confronted with a life-threatening illness, by relieving pain and managing other symptoms that cause suffering. In Kyrgyzstan, 20,000 patients need palliative care per year, or about 3,300 patients daily, 570 of whom are diagnosed with cancer. The huge gap between the number of patients who need palliative care and those who receive it is evidenced by the fact that there are only two hospitals for cancer patients in the country - for 25 beds in Bishkek and for 5 beds in Osh, and 60 fixed beds for tuberculosis patients in Kemin.

Facebook hack leaks data from 30 million users

Facebook says 20 million fewer accounts were breached than originally thought in one of the worst security incidents at the giant social network – 30 million instead of 50 million – but attackers made off with sensitive personal information from nearly ha
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Facebook hack leaks data from 30 million users

Facebook says 20 million fewer accounts were breached than originally thought in one of the worst security incidents at the giant social network – 30 million instead of 50 million – but attackers made off with sensitive personal information from nearly half of those users that could put them at serious risk, including phone number and email address, recent searches on Facebook, location history and the types of devices people used to access the service. Hackers got their hands on data from 29 million accounts as part of last month's attack, Facebook disclosed Friday. Facebook originally estimated that 50 million accounts could have been affected but the company didn't know if they had been compromised. For about half of those whose accounts broken into – some 14 million people – the hackers looted extensive personal information such as the last 10 places that Facebook user checked into, their current city and their 15 most recent searches. For the other 15 million, hackers accessed name and contact details, according to Facebook. Attackers didn’t take any information from about 1 million people whose accounts were affected. Facebook says hackers did not gain access to financial information, such as credit-card numbers. The company would not say what the motive of the attackers was but said it had no reason to believe the attack was related to the November midterm elections. Facebook users can check if their data was stolen by visiting the company's Help Center. Facebook says it will advise affected users on how they can protect themselves from suspicious emails and other attempts to exploit the stolen data. Guy Rosen, Facebook's vice president of product management, said the company hasn't seen any evidence of attackers exploiting the stolen data or that it had been posted on the dark web. Affected users should be on the lookout for unwanted phone calls, text messages or emails from people they don't know and attempts to use their email address and phone number to target spam or attempts to phish for other information. Facebook users should also be wary of messages or emails claiming to be from Facebook, the company said. Third-party apps and Facebook apps such as Instagram and WhatsApp were not compromised, according to Facebook. Hackers were not able to access any private messages but messages received or exchanged by Facebook page administrators may have been exposed. Source: USA Today

Dina Powell withdraws from consideration for U.S. envoy to UN

Goldman Sachs (GS.N) executive Dina Powell has withdrawn from consideration to succeed Nikki Haley as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Powell told President Donald Trump by phone that she was hono
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Dina Powell withdraws from consideration for U.S. envoy to UN

Goldman Sachs (GS.N) executive Dina Powell has withdrawn from consideration to succeed Nikki Haley as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Powell told President Donald Trump by phone that she was honoured to be considered but planned to stay at Goldman Sachs, the source told Reuters. Trump, who says a number of people want the job, is also considering the U.S. ambassador to Canada, Kelly Craft, for the position, a source familiar with the matter said. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is also a candidate, another source said. Trump had been talking to Powell about the position since Haley this week announced plans to resign at the end of the year. Powell served the Trump White House earlier as a deputy national security adviser. She rejoined Goldman this year and serves on the bank’s management committee. There had been some resistance in the White House to Powell’s return, and a senior administration official told Reuters earlier that she was no longer under consideration. Trump said on Wednesday he had several candidates for the job of representing the United States at the United Nations to succeed Haley, who announced her resignation on Tuesday. Source: Reuters

Barrier-2018 command-staff exercise in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Oct. 12, 2018. /Kabar/. Barrier-2018 command and staff exercise with live firing trainng was held at Ala-Too training ground. The Land Forces and the National Guard of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as territori
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Barrier-2018 command-staff exercise in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Oct. 12, 2018. /Kabar/. Barrier-2018 command and staff exercise with live firing trainng was held at Ala-Too training ground. The Land Forces and the National Guard of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as territorial bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Ministry of Health took part in the exercise, organized by the State Border Service (SBS). Before the start of the exercise, a show of equipment and weapons held by the Border Service was held. Then the participants worked through two scenarios of the exercise. Both scenarios are as close to real conditions as possible. During the first phase of Barrier-2018, the units took control of a border incident, which was initiated by residents of the border areas of the two states. The theme of the second phase of the exercise is “The Actions of the SBS of the Kyrgyz Republic in Chuy oblast to Eliminate Illegal Armed Groups”. In the course of the second phase, a tactical exercise with live firing training was also held, in which Boru special operations groups of the departments of the SBS of the Kyrgyz Republic in Chuy and Issyk-Kul oblasts took part. “The main task of the Barrier -2018 command and staff exercise is improvement of practical skills of the personnel of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic by oblasts in case of exacerbated situation at the state border. We conduct similar exercises at the level of regional administrations so that they can adequately and quickly respond at their own level to changes in the situation at the border and work in practice through the issues of interaction with security agencies, law enforcement and other concerned state bodies, ” Chairman of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic Ularbek Sharsheev told . The units accomplished all two phases of the exercise accurately, quickly and efficiently, and fulfilled the tasks, having received high praise from the leadership of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Barrier - 2018 ended with live fire exercise with collective and light weapons. The Barrier - 2018 has been held with the ongoing support of the OSCE Program Office in Bishkek for the fourth year in a row. The Acting Head of the OSCE Program Office in Bishkek, Ambassador Valeriu Kiveri told that joint efforts will further enhance cooperation not only between security agencies, but also between all government agencies, which ultimately will contribute to effective response to situations that threaten peace, safety and stability. Effectively addressing the challenges of today and transnational threats is a strategic priority for cooperation, as well as an important aspect of the work of the OSCE Program Office in Bishkek. As a result of the service and combat activities of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republicб 10 border incidents were recorded within the first 9 months of 2018: 7 at the Kyrgyz-Tajik state border and 3 at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek state border. During this period, 452 meetings of border representatives, including negotiations to resolve and prevent incidents that occurred at the state border were held through the border representative office.

Abylgaziev notes importance of tasks of work on combating terrorism

Dushanbe, Oct. 12, 2018. /Kabar/. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev stressed the importance of the tasks of the work on combating terrorism, the Prime Minister told during the meeting of the SCO Heads of Government Council in Dus
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Abylgaziev notes importance of tasks of work on combating terrorism

Dushanbe, Oct. 12, 2018. /Kabar/. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev stressed the importance of the tasks of the work on combating terrorism, the Prime Minister told during the meeting of the SCO Heads of Government Council in Dushanbe. He stressed that in the light of the unprecedented growth of terrorism and extremism in the world, it seems important to focus on closer cooperation in this direction. “The agenda of today's event is highly relevant and requires effective decisions and measures to develop trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation among the SCO member states. In order to further strengthen cooperation between the SCO member countries, we consider it important to intensify trade and economic, transport and communication, project and investment cooperation,” the Prime Minister said. He also noted that these areas should become one of the priority areas of joint activities for the future in accordance with the goals and objectives of the SCO Development Strategy until 2025.

Meeting of Council of SCO Heads in Dushanbe resulted in signing number of documents

Dushanbe, Oct. 12, 2018. / Kabar /. The signing of documents took place in Dushanbe following the meeting of the SCO Heads of Government Council,. These are documents on the 2019 budget of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, on the development of a new ve
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Meeting of Council of SCO Heads in Dushanbe resulted in signing number of documents

Dushanbe, Oct. 12, 2018. / Kabar /. The signing of documents took place in Dushanbe following the meeting of the SCO Heads of Government Council,. These are documents on the 2019 budget of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, on the development of a new version of the program of multilateral trade and economic cooperation of the SCO member states and on the preparation of a program for the development of interregional cooperation of the SCO member states. In addition the meeting participants approved the SCO cooperation program on food security and a Memorandum was signed between the authorized departments of the SCO member states on technical cooperation in the field of joint prevention and control of transboundary epizootic diseases. At the same time, the meeting participants signed a joint communique on the results of the 17th meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments (Prime Ministers) of the SCO member states.

United States hosts the Eighth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Tashkent

On October 17-18, more than 35 businesses and government officials from Kyrgyzstan will participate in the Eighth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Tashkent. USAID is sponsoring several businesses to exhibit their products at the Forum, which is co-hosted b
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United States hosts the Eighth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Tashkent

On October 17-18, more than 35 businesses and government officials from Kyrgyzstan will participate in the Eighth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Tashkent. USAID is sponsoring several businesses to exhibit their products at the Forum, which is co-hosted by USAID and the Government of Uzbekistan. The trade exhibition will showcase businesses from a variety of sectors across the region, including transportation, tourism, information technology, equipment manufacturing and horticultural production, etc. Last year, Kyrgyz businesses attending the fair negotiated future trade deals worth over $4.6 million, drawing on support from USAID to overcome the challenges of doing business across borders. The Central Asia Trade Forum (CATF) provides a unique platform for businesses to explore new opportunities to reach more than 70 million potential customers in Central Asia’s emerging markets. Last year’s Forum in Almaty, Kazakhstan attracted more than 1,100 participants from 18 countries. Since the Forum first took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in 2011, business executives, government leaders and industry experts from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States have used the Forum as platform to share ideas, strike deals and forge new partnerships for future cooperation. CATF is supported by USAID’s Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity in Central Asia, which facilitates exports and employment in horticulture and strengthens tourism, transport and logistics services across the five Central Asian economies. By helping firms to become more regionally competitive and by addressing cross-border impediments to trade, USAID is helping to develop a more diverse and competitive private sector and generate export-driven growth.

WB to assist in improvement of roads and tourism in Issyk-Kul oblast

Bishkek, Oct. 12, 2018. /Kabar/. The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank approved the Third Phase of a program to improve regional routes in Central Asia. $55 million will be allocated for he project, including $ 27.5 million in the form of a gran
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WB to assist in improvement of roads and tourism in Issyk-Kul oblast

Bishkek, Oct. 12, 2018. /Kabar/. The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank approved the Third Phase of a program to improve regional routes in Central Asia. $55 million will be allocated for he project, including $ 27.5 million in the form of a grant and $27.5 million in an interest-free loan for a period of 38 years. An additional grant of $1.93 million is provided by the South Korea-World Bank Partnership Fund (KWPF) for technical support and the use of Korean experience in the development of national territorial plans. Reconstruction of roads will contribute to the development of tourism and trade, to establish communication with the markets and create additional jobs. “The emphasis on regional and territorial development coincides with the announcement by the President of Kyrgyzstan of 2018 as the Year of Regional Development,” Bolormaa Amgaabazar, head of the World Bank’s office in Kyrgyzstan, said. The project will finance the reconstruction of existing roads connecting Issyk-Kul oblast with Almaty region of Kazakhstan. Thanks to this direct route, the distance from Almaty to the administrative center of Issyk-Kul oblast, Karakol, is almost halved. This will improve access to recreational facilities and historical sites in Kyrgyzstan for tourists from Kazakhstan, who make up almost 70 percent of tourists visiting Issyk-Kul oblast. According to international experts, tourism in Kyrgyzstan has the potential of six-fold growth - especially in the area around Issyk-Kul Lake. The Partnership Fund between South Korea and the World Bank (KWPF) will provide grant assistance to co-finance the oblast’s integrated development strategy, as well as to hold the Issyk-Kul Investment Forum, scheduled for 2019. On a pilot basis in two regions – Aksuy and Tyup - geoparks will be created, combining the development of sustainable tourism with local initiatives. The safety of international aviation will be achieved by increasing the safety of flight and the qualifications of aviation personnel. The project will finance activities aimed at removing local airlines from the European Union’s black list and supporting the state in addressing issues related to aviation safety audits. The Third Phase of the Program for the Improvement of Regional Routes in Central Asia is part of a series of projects involving several countries. The first two phases are carried out at this time in the territory of Batken oblast and Sughd region of Tajikistan. The third phase of the Program for the Improvement of Regional Communications will be implemented during 2019-2024 by the Ministry of Transport and Roads in close cooperation with the Government Office, the Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism, and Issyk-Kul oblast administration.

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