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  • For nearly 15 years, the United States Department of Agriculture and Mercy Corps have provided healthy school lunches for children in rural areas of Kyrgyzstan through the Food for Education program.

    For nearly 15 years, the United States Department of Agriculture and Mercy Corps have provided healthy school lunches for children in rural areas of Kyrgyzstan through the Food for Education program.

  • The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 I Love English Video Contest. So many talented people submitted such creative videos for the 2015 contest. We cannot wait to see all your fresh, new ideas this year!

    The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 I Love English Video Contest. So many talented people submitted such creative videos for the 2015 contest. We cannot wait to see all your fresh, new ideas this year!

  • Since 2008, the United States Book Translation Program in partnership with Kyrgyz publishing houses has translated dozens of works of American contemporary and classic literature into the Kyrgyz language.

    Since 2008, the United States Book Translation Program in partnership with Kyrgyz publishing houses has translated dozens of works of American contemporary and classic literature into the Kyrgyz language.

  • Ambassador Gwaltney met with government and civil society partners, students and entrepreneurs during ‎her trip to Osh and Jalalabad.

    Ambassador Gwaltney met with government and civil society partners, students and entrepreneurs during ‎her trip to Osh and Jalalabad.

  • On December 9, Ambassador Gwaltney spoke at an International Human Rights Day event highlighting the need to fight gender based violence worldwide.

    On December 9, Ambassador Gwaltney spoke at an International Human Rights Day event highlighting the need to fight gender based violence worldwide.

  • Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney Commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and 16 Days of Activism at KRSU.

    Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney Commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and 16 Days of Activism at KRSU.

  • Embassy Bishkek opened in the Mission’s long-awaited new chancery on November 23.  It is a state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly building that will allow us to continue deepening our relationship with the Kyrgyz Republic for years to come.

    Embassy Bishkek opened in the Mission’s long-awaited new chancery on November 23. It is a state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly building that will allow us to continue deepening our relationship with the Kyrgyz Republic for years to come.

  • John Kerry: A 21st century embassy for a 21st century partnership. ‪‎It really does symbolize in a very meaningful way the depth of the relationship and our commitment to a close and cooperative relationship with the Kyrgyz Government and the people.

    John Kerry: A 21st century embassy for a 21st century partnership. ‪‎It really does symbolize in a very meaningful way the depth of the relationship and our commitment to a close and cooperative relationship with the Kyrgyz Government and the people.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan issued a Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan issued a Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation.

  • Secretary Kerry inaugurates the American University of Central Asia’s new campus.

    Secretary Kerry inaugurates the American University of Central Asia’s new campus.

  • Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney presented credentials to President Atambaev on October 14, 2015

    Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney presented credentials to President Atambaev on October 14, 2015

  • Alumni of U.S. Government sponsored exchange programs gathered in Bishkek at the 15th Annual Alumni Reunion on October 17 to share ideas about how to help their communities.

    Alumni of U.S. Government sponsored exchange programs gathered in Bishkek at the 15th Annual Alumni Reunion on October 17 to share ideas about how to help their communities.

  • The closing event of the Chui Oblast 2015 American Caravan Project in Suusamyr Valley included great performances, local arts and crafts, and nomadic games. Guests had a chance to explore books and resources from the American Corner.

    The closing event of the Chui Oblast 2015 American Caravan Project in Suusamyr Valley included great performances, local arts and crafts, and nomadic games. Guests had a chance to explore books and resources from the American Corner.

  • USAID’s three year program helped 960 women in Kyrgyzstan become better entrepreneurs

    USAID’s three year program helped 960 women in Kyrgyzstan become better entrepreneurs

  • Conservation of XI-XII Century Karakhanid Mausoluem in Uzgen to be conducted by U.S. architect William Remsen. The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation is granting $152,910 for this project.

    Conservation of XI-XII Century Karakhanid Mausoluem in Uzgen to be conducted by U.S. architect William Remsen. The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation is granting $152,910 for this project.

More News from the Embassy

  • Government, Civil Society, Business Working Together to Address Corruption Risks

    The Anticorruption Business Council of the Kyrgyz Republic will begin a review of laws that may impact effective protection of property rights of businesses and citizens. The primary goal of the initiative is to reduce the risk of corruption within judicial, fiscal, and law enforcement bodies that affect citizens and business.  

  • Strong Partnership Delivers Strong Results in Fighting Drugs

    Working together, the State Service of Execution of Punishment and the State Drug Control Service confiscated more than 140 kg of narcotics in 2015, up from 120 kg in 2014. On January 29, a working group from the two services discussed the next steps in their partnership to fight drug trafficking, seeking to build upon this fruitful cooperation and train employees to combat illegal drug trafficking in the prison system even more effectively. 

  • Free Mobile Application Encourages Children to Read in the Kyrgyz Language

    With support from the United States through USAID, the Aga Khan Foundation has launched “Fun Kitep 2” a mobile application with 15 new interactive storybooks in the Kyrgyz language. This free application allows children to read stories and complete fun exercises to encourage reading comprehension.  

  • 1,000 Primary School Teachers Learn Latest Methods of Teaching Reading

    As a part of nation-wide efforts to enhance education, The United States through USAID is providing training for 1,000 primary school teachers from 80 schools in Chui, Jalal-Abad, Naryn and Issyk-Kul oblasts to improve students’ reading skills. The teachers will receive 72 hours of training in the latest reading instruction methods recognized by the Kyrgyz Academy of Education. 

  • Enhancing Safety Procedures in Prisons

    On January 12-15, the staff of Pre-Trial Detention Center №1 in Bishkek are receiving training on new x-ray screening equipment at detention center checkpoints. 

  • Police, local government, and residents create safer communities

    Jalal-Abad – On 15 December, Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney will open a newly renovated Local Crime Prevention Center in Suzak ail-okmotu (Jalal-Abad oblast.) The U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs funded the project to establish a Community Policing Forum (a group of community members, local self-governance and police which identify and prioritize community security issues) and to renovate and equip a Local Crime Prevention Centre (LCPC).  

  • Op-Ed Remarks of Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney on International Human Rights Day.

    This year, in marking International Human Rights Day on December 10, we also celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. In 1945, World leaders, in the aftermath of the horrors of WW2, based the UN’s Charter on their shared desire to foster peace, promote human rights, and chart a path forward for global social progress. 

  • World AIDS Day: USAID Continues to Work with the Most Vulnerable Groups

    To commemorate World AIDS Day, the USAID funded HIV React Project will sponsor a series of events to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS. The USAID-funded HIV React Project works to prevent new cases of HIV in detention facilities and will provide a series of awareness-raising events to draw public attention to the problem.  

  • U.S. State Department Sponsors Conference on preventing radicalisation and violent extremism in Central Asia

    November 24-25, 2015, the U.S. State Department Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) will sponsor a regional conference in Bishkek on Radicalisation and violent extremism in Central Asia. 

  • Jyrgalan Tourism Fest Highlights Global Potential of Local Attractions

    Ski season in Jyrgalan will start with a Tourism Fest on November 21-22 at the free ride ski base near Karakol. The Tourism Fest will bring together tour agencies, sports associations, and young professional travel bloggers and photographers from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and the United States to experience all the destination has to offer for the upcoming winter season, and to promote the venue to foreign and domestic extreme skiers. The event is being held in cooperation with the USAID Business Growth Initiative (BGI). 

  • Celebrating International Education Week, November 16-20, 2015

    International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by promoting programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. International Education Week was first held in 2000, and today it is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. 

  • Kyrgyz tour operators sign contracts with European travel firms at global exhibition in London

    Representatives of four tourism companies exhibited at the World Travel Market (WTM), one of the world’s largest tourism shows that takes place annually in London. From November 2-5, members of the Kyrgyz Association of Tour Operators (KATO) met with potential partners, discussed foreign tourist expectations, scouted global competitors, and signed contracts with several European counterparts.