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  • Ambassador Gwaltney Celebrates the Value of Reading on World Book Day:  On April 22, Ambassador Gwaltney joined Minister of Culture Altynbek Maksutov to encourage reading among children and youth at the World Book Day festival.

    Ambassador Gwaltney Celebrates the Value of Reading on World Book Day: On April 22, Ambassador Gwaltney joined Minister of Culture Altynbek Maksutov to encourage reading among children and youth at the World Book Day festival.

  • Ambassador Gwaltney enjoyed discussing cooperation and environmental issues with students at the International University of Central Asia in honor of Earth Day. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

    Ambassador Gwaltney enjoyed discussing cooperation and environmental issues with students at the International University of Central Asia in honor of Earth Day. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

  • Ambassador Gwaltney with U.S. and Kyrgyz musicians highlighting 25 years of partnership

    Jazz Envoys Strengthen Bilateral Relations through Music: In celebration of 25 years of partnership and jazz month, U.S. Jazz band Anthony Stanco and the Crucial Elements engaged in a week-long program in the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary Dan Rosenblum enjoyed meeting students and teachers in Cholpon-Ata participating in USAID’s Quality Reading Project to promote early childhood reading.

    Deputy Assistant Secretary Dan Rosenblum enjoyed meeting students and teachers in Cholpon-Ata participating in USAID’s Quality Reading Project to promote early childhood reading.

  • TIFA and C5+1: Prosperity through Partnership. On April 4-6, representatives of the five Central Asian nations and the United States will meet to promote jobs, prosperity, and stability for the people of Central Asia.

    TIFA and C5+1: Prosperity through Partnership. On April 4-6, representatives of the five Central Asian nations and the United States will meet to promote jobs, prosperity, and stability for the people of Central Asia.

  • American Song Contest – Celebrating 25 Years of Partnership with American Music: Over 600 people cheered on their favorites at the American Song Gala Performance at Bishkek’s Opera Theater on March 26.

    American Song Contest – Celebrating 25 Years of Partnership with American Music: Over 600 people cheered on their favorites at the American Song Gala Performance at Bishkek’s Opera Theater on March 26.

  • Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Alan Meltzer at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new U.S. government supported State Forensics Center

    Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Alan Meltzer at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new U.S. government supported State Forensics Center

  • Ambassador Gwaltney spoke about women’s rights and women’s history month during her interview on KTRK’s Zamana morning show and wished all women in Kyrgyzstan a happy International Women’s Day.

    Ambassador Gwaltney spoke about women’s rights and women’s history month during her interview on KTRK’s Zamana morning show and wished all women in Kyrgyzstan a happy International Women’s Day.

  • “Issyk-Kul is a beautiful tourist destination with great potential for growth. We are happy to provide technical support to develop tourism in Issyk-Kul Region through our USAID-funded Business Growth Initiative.” – Ambassador Gwaltney

    “Issyk-Kul is a beautiful tourist destination with great potential for growth. We are happy to provide technical support to develop tourism in Issyk-Kul Region through our USAID-funded Business Growth Initiative.” – Ambassador Gwaltney

  • The "Best Campaign of Women and Youth” Award Ceremony on February 19 was such a great event.  So many people in the Kyrgyz Republic are doing wonderful work to improve the partnership between police and communities.

    The "Best Campaign of Women and Youth” Award Ceremony on February 19 was such a great event. So many people in the Kyrgyz Republic are doing wonderful work to improve the partnership between police and communities.

  • Today we celebrate the winners and finalists of the I Love English Video Contest 2016! English language lovers from across the country submitted more than one hundred videos to the “I Love English” Facebook page.

    Today we celebrate the winners and finalists of the I Love English Video Contest 2016! English language lovers from across the country submitted more than one hundred videos to the “I Love English” Facebook page.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

More News from the Embassy

  • Promoting Awareness of the Importance of Traffic Safety

    On April 25, 2016, the Bishkek-based civil society organization Urban Initiatives held a press conference highlighting the importance of traffic safety for drivers and pedestrians. Urban Initiatives’ Road Triangle outreach campaign, supported by the United States through USAID, emphasized the critical roles that traffic police, drivers, and pedestrians play in ensuring road safety. As part of this campaign, Urban Initiatives developed an online test to help drivers improve their knowledge of traffic safety rules. To date, more than 26,700 people have taken the test. 

  • Kyrgyz Tourism Companies, United States Work Together to Attract New Business at International Exhibitions

    In March, Kyrgyz tourism companies presented at two leading international travel exhibitions: Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB Berlin) and the Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (MITT). In partnership with the United States through the USAID Business Growth Initiative, they promoted tourist destinations in the Kyrgyz Republic and signed several contracts for the 2016 season. 

  • U.S. Experts Team With Kyrgyzstan’s Law Enforcement Investigators on Methods to Counter Illicit Drug Trafficking

    On April 11-15 U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) experts of the U.S. Department of Justice will share their best practices in investigating drug cases with counterparts from Kyrgyzstan’s Drug Control Service, Customs, and State Penitentiary Service. Over five days, participants will discuss theoretical and practical aspects of these investigations and the benefits of interagency cooperation. 

  • U.S. and Kyrgyzstani Experts Share Experience in Combatting New Illicit Drugs

    On April 4-5, experts from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) shared their experiences in intercepting synthetic drugs and the challenges investigating and prosecuting criminals who sell them.  

  • United States Supports Tourism Development in Karakol

    On March 31, the newly created destination management organization, Destination Karakol, unveiled plans to develop and promote the greater Karakol area as an appealing, year-round tourism destination. This initiative is supported by the United States through the USAID Business Growth Initiative. 

  • Youth and Women in Community Policing: Engaged Communities Are Safe Communities

    Osh – On April 5, the American Corner in Osh city will host the opening of a photo exhibition on “Youth in Community Policing.” The event is part of the Saferworld Community Policing Initiative funded by the United States. The exhibition will showcase the contributions of youth and women to improving partnership between police and communities to create safer environments. 

  • USAID and the Ministry of Health Award Winners of Tuberculosis Patient Essay Contest

    The Ministry of Health and the National Tuberculosis (TB) Center will host an award ceremony for the winners of a TB patient essay contest. The goal of the essay contest is to raise awareness about the problems faced by TB patients and to counter the social stigma that prevents many people from getting proper treatment. 

  • World TB Day: USAID and Kyrgyzstan Continue to Partner in the Fight against TB

    Kyrgyzstan, in partnership with the United States and other international donors, has made significant progress in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Programs have limited the spread of TB, decreased the mortality rate for those infected, and increased the overall success rate of treatment programs. Remarkably, since 2001, the mortality rate has fallen from 27 to just seven deaths per 100,000 citizens. Through close U.S.-Kyrgyz Republic cooperation, best practices have been adopted and effective care and treatment now reaches over 90% of all TB-infected persons in Kyrgyzstan. 

  • American Song Contest 2016

    The American Song Contest Gala Performance, supported by the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic, will take place on March 26, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at the Abdylas Maldybaev Kyrgyz National Opera and Ballet Theater.  

  • Logo Contest - Celebration of 25 Years of U.S.-Kyrgyz Bilateral Relations

    The U.S. Embassy in Bishkek is pleased to announce a contest to design a logo celebrating the 25th anniversary of U.S.- Kyrgyz relations. Eligible contestants are invited to design a captivating and story-telling graphic logo, which will reflect the long-standing friendship and partnership between Kyrgyzstan and the United States.  

  • USAID-funded Campaign Helps Kyrgyz Homeowners Save Money on Electricity and Heating

    On March 15, the non-governmental organization UNISON convened an event with leading energy-sector policy-makers to formally close the nationwide public outreach campaign "Be Warm, Kyrgyzstan!" UNISON’s five-month campaign, supported by the United States through USAID, conducted 575 workshops across the country, teaching over 25,000 households low-cost techniques to lower their electricity and heating bills and keep their homes and families warm through the winter. 

  • United States Partners with Kyrgyz Garment Industry to Boost Exports to Major International Retailers

    The United States through USAID’s Business Growth Initiative has been working with Kyrgyz apparel manufacturers since 2014 to optimize production and marketing in order to tap into multi-billion dollar export markets by targeting major retail chains and branded stores in Europe and CIS.