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Information of the MFA on the incident at Kyrgyz-Tajik border

On January 11, 2014 the planned construction of the bypass road Kok-Tash–Ak-Sai–Tamdyk in Ak-Sai village of Batken region of the Kyrgyz Republic connecting the border Kyrgyz villages was underway.

The construction of this road is caused by the need to provide secured and independent movement of Kyrgyz citizens and their property, who were had no choice before but to pass territory of Vorukh enclave of the Republic of Tajikistan being subjected to the acts of humiliation and beating by Tajik citizens.

It is necessary to note that the Kyrgyz side many times informed the Tajik side about the construction of this road around the Vorukh enclave.

The same day at 12.30 p.m. 40 soldiers of the Tajik Border Guard Service arrived to the construction site on the Kyrgyz territory and started demanding to stop the construction works provoking harsh oral arguments with the Kyrgyz border guard. Then the Tajik soldiers opened fire on Kyrgyz soldiers.

In response to illegal actions of the Tajik border guard and with the aim of protecting the Kyrgyz soldiers and civilians on that place Kyrgyz border guards were forced to fire back.

          During the military clash, the Tajik side used mortars from its territory against Kyrgyz citizens and infrastructure that means the usage of indiscriminate weapon prohibited by the international law.

One of the goals of the mortar attack was the destruction of the water intake of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Kyrgyz side expresses its deep discontent with the fact that the Tajik side opened fire on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Kyrgyz side is concerned that such actions of the Tajik side are posing direct threats to stability and security of the whole region.

Six Kyrgyz soldiers were wounded and some parts of the hydro facility, cars and electrical station were damaged.

Given the current situation in the border area of the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan and with a purpose of preventing inter-ethnic conflicts and providing security to citizens of border areas the Kyrgyz side was forced to close all border checkpoints on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border starting from January 11, 2014 until the stabilization of the situation.

It is regrettable that such illegal actions of the Tajik side occurred right after the reached agreements between Vice-Prime-Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan on January 7, 2014, as well as the January 9 agreement between border guard services and law-enforcement bodies of two countries.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Kyrgyz Republic was deeply surprised by incorrect statement for press of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Tajikistan on January 11, 2014, which contained false information.

Such premature conclusions and subjective evaluations of the Tajik side contradict the spirit of Kyrgyz-Tajik neighboring relations.

          Expressing serious anxiety and concern in connection with the incident, the Kyrgyz side emphasizes that only objective and impartial mutual investigation can contribute to the solving of the current problem in accordance with friendly dialogue and mutually beneficial relations between two countries.

Concluding the above-mentioned, the Kyrgyz side adheres to the following positions:

-         an official acknowledgement by the Tajik side of illegal actions on the part of its soldiers;

- holding accountable those who committed these crimes in order to avoid such situations in future;

- compensation of the damage inflicted on the Kyrgyz Republic by the actions of Tajik soldiers;

          Therefore, the Kyrgyz side does hope that the Tajik side will demonstrate a political will in strictly abiding by the international laws and refraining from such illegal actions, as well as premature and baseless accusations against the Kyrgyz Republic.

Taking into account the existing level of relations with the Republic of Tajikistan based on mutual respect, as well as centuries-old traditions of friendship, the Kyrgyz side expresses its hope for constructive approach toward peaceful settlement of the current situation and providing security for people of two states.



Visit of Assistant Foreign Minister of KSA to Kyrgyzstan

Prince Khalid is Visiting Kyrgyzstan as he was invited by its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Erlan Abdyldaev to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries.

His Highness prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid, Assistant Foreign Minister met with Speaker of the Parliament Mr. Asylbek Jeenbekov, Prime Minister of Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Zhantoro Satybaldiev, Minister of foreign affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Erlan Abdyldaev etc.

Kyrgyz Vice Prime Minister’s visit to IDB

17 - 20 December 2013 Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Kingdom Saudi Arabia in cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) organized the visit of the Vice Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Governor of the Kyrgyz Republic to IDB Mr. Tayirbek Sarpashev to the IDB Headquarter in Jeddah. In framework of the visit Mr. Tayirbek Sarpashev met with the President of the IDB, Vice President of the IDB and heads of departments to IDB.

 The parties agreed to conduct the Second Roundtable of the Arab Founds and Investment Forum in Bishkek, as well as the creation of a Leasing Company in the Kyrgyz Republic jointly with the Islamic Corporation for Development Private Sector and etc.

85th Anniversary of Chyngyz Aitmatov

         The Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia held a commemoration gathering to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of Chyngyz Aitmatov, a preeminent Kyrgyz writer at the Riyadh Palace Hotel.

HE Mr. Zhusupbek Sharipov, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic in Saudi Arabia delivered a speech outlining the life and works of Chyngyz Aitmatov - the pride of the Kyrgyz people, his invaluable contribution to the development of the Kyrgyz and world literature and his enormous contribution to the development of new Kyrgyzstan as a statesman, politician and diplomat.

Ambassadors of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and the Deputy Head of the diplomatic mission of Ukraine in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia emphasized Aitmatov’s invaluable contribution to the development of Kyrgyz and world literature.

Over the course of the event, a documentary about the life and creative activity of Chyngyz Aitmatov was presented to the meeting participants.

The event was attended by a wide range of participants, including guests from diplomatic missions of foreign countries, as well as representatives of the Kyrgyz expat community to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia..

40th Session of the OIC

The delegation of the Kyrgyz Republic headed by Mrs. S.Adamkulova, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs participated in the 40th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Conakry, Republic of Guinea on 9-11 December 2013.  During the event were organized bilateral meetings with heads of foreign delegations.

Meeting with H.H. Prince Khaled bin Saud bin Khaled

His Excellency Mr. Zhusupbek Sharipov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyz delegation headed by His Excellency Mr. Dusen Irsaliev, Director General of “Kyrgyzdipservice”, a state-owned enterprise, met with His Highness Prince Ambassador Khaled bin Saud bin Khaled, Assistant of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Over the meeting they discussed issues of bilateral co-operation, particularly regarding the organization of his upcoming visit to the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as issues on the exchange of land plots for construction of facilities for diplomatic missions of the two countries.

Minister of Agriculture of Saudi Arabia Fahad Belgunaimom to visit to Kyrgyzstan

Saudi delegation headed by the Minister of Agriculture Fahad Bin Sulaiman Belgunaimom arrived in Kyrgyzstan on October 22, The purpose of the visit of the delegation - identifying areas of cooperation with Kyrgyzstan.

Аuction for placer gold

In accordance with the law "On Subsoil" The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced a November 12, 2013 auction for the right to use natural resources for the development of placer gold "Bashkyterek" and the right to use natural resources for geological exploration work "Ayuchachinsky" Kurgan-Tyube and Chakmaksuyskoy areas .

Details about requirements for participating in the auction, all the necessary other information and the conditions can be found on the official web-page of the State agency of geology and mineral resources under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic at www.geology.kg

Speaker of Majlis Ash-Shura of Saudi Arabia to visit Kyrgyzstan
          Speaker of Majlis Ash-Shura (Consultative Council) of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh will visit Kyrgyzstan. This became known at a meeting of Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Saudi Arabia Zhusupbek Sharipov with the Speaker of the Consultative Council.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the KyrgyzRepublic, a meeting was held to discuss the further development of bilateral relations and issues concerning the forthcoming visit of Dr. Abdullah to Kyrgyzstan.

The sides also discussed issues of strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation and expansion of the legal framework.

Official Statement of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
As you know, on the 22nd of August 2013, a 15 year-old boy, Temirbek Isakunov, who was diagnosed with a form of bubonic plague died at the Ak- Suu territorial Hospital, Ichke – Jergez village, Kyrgyzstan.

Immediately after that,
numerous publications of a deconstructive nature have appeared in the media, mainly in foreign ones. These publications particularly point out that the death of an Issyk- Kul Oblast [a region in Kyrgyzstan the aforementioned village belongs to] resident could "turn into an epidemic" and that "Kyrgyzstan is a real threat to the security of neighboring states".

This kind of publications have the task of discrediting Kyrgyzstan and damaging the image of our country as one of the tourist centers of the region and the whole CIS.

In pursuit of sensation and not having full information about what is happening in the Issyk-Kul region, the journalists deliberately misinform their audience.

In this regard, we would like to remind that right after the incident, a special crisis center was established, and the officials of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic have been sent to the Ichke – Jergez village and nearby communities of the Ak- Suu District.

Currently, 162 persons who have had contacts with the deceased are receiving prophylactic antibiotic therapy and are under the constant supervision of physicians.

At the moment, the Ichke – Jergez village health workers vaccinate villagers and undertake other preventive measures. Test systems for the diagnosis of disease and drugs for medical institutions are provided in sufficient quantity.

In general, the epidemiological situation in the given region is stable, controllable, and there is no necessity in introducing a quarantine neither in the Ak-Suu district nor in the Issyk-Kul Oblast.

In this regard, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic officially states that the tragic incident that occurred in the Ichke – Jergez village is not a real threat to the epidemiological situation for neighboring countries, as well as for residents of Kyrgyzstan.

The current situation in the Ak-Suu district is under the supervision of physicians and epidemiologists of the country, and there is no reason for concern and aggravation of the situation both by local residents and the international community.

Information Activities Department of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic