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  • “You are your countries’ greatest resource. That is why I am confident in the future. When I look at all of you, I know that the future of the Kyrgyz Republic is in excellent hands,” – Ambassador Gwaltney at the AUCA Commencement Ceremony

    “You are your countries’ greatest resource. That is why I am confident in the future. When I look at all of you, I know that the future of the Kyrgyz Republic is in excellent hands,” – Ambassador Gwaltney at the AUCA Commencement Ceremony

  • “The United States appreciates the achievements of Kyrgyzstan in the way of building a democratic state and intends to continue to support the country in this direction,” Congressman Roskam, during his visit to Bishkek on June 1-2.

    “The United States appreciates the achievements of Kyrgyzstan in the way of building a democratic state and intends to continue to support the country in this direction,” Congressman Roskam, during his visit to Bishkek on June 1-2.

  • On May 20, more than 500 of our Osh friends joined us at the American Corners and Centers in Kyrgyzstan Caravan kick-off to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of U.S.-Kyrgyz Relations! Thank you!

    On May 20, more than 500 of our Osh friends joined us at the American Corners and Centers in Kyrgyzstan Caravan kick-off to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of U.S.-Kyrgyz Relations! Thank you!

  • We are glad to see the five young members of the Kyrgyz parliament visiting the USA during the Open World Program! Welcome to America and have a nice trip!

    We are glad to see the five young members of the Kyrgyz parliament visiting the USA during the Open World Program! Welcome to America and have a nice trip!

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

More News from the Embassy

  • Promoting Kyrgyz Heritage through Stronger Museums: USAID Museum Capacity Development Program

    On June 20, the United States launched the second module of a training program to strengthen Kyrgyz museums’ exhibitions and services. Experts in museum management from the Republic of Georgia will lead sessions for museum and tourism professionals on organizing museum exhibitions, educational programs, and special events. The training is taking place in Osh on June 20-24.  

  • Promoting Sales of Kyrgyz Decorative Stone in International Markets

    Three leading stone processing companies from the Kyrgyz Republic attended one of the largest industry events dedicated to stone, marble and ceramics - Middle East Stone 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. More than 230 companies showcased their products and 12,000 visitors attended for live demonstrations and networking opportunities. The United States through USAID sponsored the participation of the three Kyrgyz companies to promote exports of Kyrgyz construction materials. 

  • European Brands Seek Opportunities with Kyrgyz Apparel Manufacturers

    On June 9, major German retailer KiK met with Kyrgyz apparel companies to discuss opportunities with European buyers. The meeting was part of the Apparel Innovation Club supported by the United States through USAID’s Business Growth Initiative to strengthen the Kyrgyz textile industry. 

  • House Democracy Partnership: Building Ties between U.S. Congress and the Jogorku Kenesh

    On June 1-2, a delegation representing the House Democracy Partnership of the U.S. Congress will visit the Kyrgyz Republic to meet with their counterparts in the Jogorku Kenesh and with senior officials in the Kyrgyz Government. The delegation will also visit a number of cooperative programs between the United States and the Kyrgyz Republic to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of this bilateral relationship. 

  • Expanding Leadership Opportunities for Women in Kyrgyz Republic

    In partnership with the Women’s Democratic Network, the United States will sponsor a national women’s conference, “Expanding Leadership Opportunities for Women,” at the Jannat Hotel in Bishkek on June 2-3. This initiative is supported by USAID in cooperation with the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute. 

  • Strengthening Museums to Promote Kyrgyz Heritage

    The United States through USAID is working with 20 museums across the Kyrgyz Republic on management in practices to boost their appeal as tourist sites. Local and international experts in museum management will lead sessions for museum and tourism professionals on building networks and strengthening productive cooperation. The first of four training sessions will take place in Cholpon-Ata May 23-27. 

  • 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.