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  • Chargé Miles meets Bishkek students

    Chargé Miles meets Bishkek students

    Chargé d'Affaires ad interim Richard M. Miles visited the Bishkek American Center to meet with more than 100 Bishkek university students. Chargé Miles talked about his diplomatic career and his impressions of Kyrgyzstan. He was particularly impressed by the students thoughtful questions and strong English language skills.

  • American Song Contest

    American Song Contest 2015

    The American Song Contest final competition was held at the Abdymomunov Kyrgyz National Drama Theater on April 4, 2015. Over 700 students from 61 secondary schools of Talas and Chui oblasts, Osh, and Bishkek took part in the contest in two categories: solo and ensemble.

  • USAID Administrator Stivers visits Kyrgyzstan

    USAID Administrator Stivers visits Kyrgyzstan

    Jonathan Stivers, Assistant Administrator of the Asia Bureau of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is visiting the Kyrgyz Republic April 4-7, 2015. This is Assistant Administrator Stivers' first visit to the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • American Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat

    American Imam shares experience

    Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat, a Syrian-born American Muslim scholar, visited Kyrgyzstan March 10-21 through the U.S. Speaker Program to participate in the first ever Forum of Islamic Ulemas of Central Asia in Bishkek, and to meet with people working in Kyrgyzstan to counter violent extremism.


More News from the Embassy

  • Interagency Team Travels to Central Asia for Afghan Consultations

    Recognizing the important contributions of the five Central Asian republics to broader regional stability, an interagency team will visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan for bilateral consultations on Afghanistan, April 20–24. This group, led by State Department officials including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Daniel Rosenblum and Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Laurel Miller, will discuss the enduring U.S. commitment to the region as well as recent developments in Afghanistan with government officials in each of the capitals. 

  • Joint Statement on the Third U.S.-Kyrgyz Republic Annual Bilateral Consultations

    Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed Erlan Abdyldaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the accompanying Kyrgyz delegation to Washington for the third round of United States – Kyrgyz Republic Annual Bilateral Consultations on April 8-10, 2015. The Secretary and Foreign Minister acknowledged that the consultations were an important opportunity to renew the bilateral relationship and review the impressive democratic, social, economic, security, and human rights gains made since the independence of the Kyrgyz Republic 24 years ago. Secretary Kerry confirmed that the Kyrgyz Republic is an important partner of the United States and emphasized the long-standing and continuing U.S. support for the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Secretary and Foreign Minister recognized the efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic to encourage full implementation of the Minsk agreements by all sides.  

  • Kyrgyz citizens to receive five-year multiple entry visas

    The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that the United States and Kyrgyzstan will begin issuing five-year, multiple entry visas to each other’s citizens on April 28, 2015. We thank our colleagues in the Government of Kyrgyzstan for their cooperation to make expanded visa reciprocity a reality. 

  • Business Development Assistance for Women Entrepreneurs in Osh and Batken

    On April 13 in Batken, women entrepreneurs and officials from the State Tax Service, the head of Kyrgyzpatent, and tax experts met to exchange information to help grow business in the region. The meeting was sponsored by USAID’s Women’s Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprises Program (WLSME) together with International Financial Corporation’s (IFC) Project on Taxation in Central Asia. A similar meeting will take place on April 14 in Osh for women entrepreneurs of Osh oblast. 

  • Doctors to learn chemical dependence treatment

    A start-up workshop for a distance education course, “Practical aspects of psycho-social support for patients with chemical dependence,” will take place April 14-15 in Bishkek. 33 medical staff from prisons and healthcare facilities will take the course delivered by the Kyrgyz State Medical Institute for Training and Advanced Education (KSMI) in cooperation with the USAID HIV React Project implemented by AIDS Foundation East-West. 

  • U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic is conducting an on-line auction.

    U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic is conducting an on-line auction of used office furniture and other goods and invites all interested people to participate in the auction. 

  • Celebration of World Book Day in the Kyrgyz Republic

    On April 20-25, a week-long series of events celebrating World Book Day (April 23) will promote reading among children and youth in the Kyrgyz Republic. The events will be organized by the National Reading Committee at the Ministry of Education and Science in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism, the USAID Quality Reading Project, the UNICEF Program for Promoting Reading for Young Children in the Kyrgyz Republic, the Family Reading Project of the Aga Khan Foundation, and other organizations. 

  • Chargé Miles meets Students at Kant American Corner

    On April 9, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim Richard M. Miles spoke to over 60 students and Peace Corps volunteers at the Kant American Corner hosted by the Chui Oblast Library. Chargé Miles opened the discussion with a brief overview of his career and background. The students asked a wide range of questions – all in excellent English - about his work and experiences. 

  • Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken Remarks on an Enduring Vision for Central Asia

    The Brookings Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development programs hosted Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken for a public address on current priorities and future prospects for U.S. engagement in Central Asia. In his remarks, Blinken examined U.S. national interests with respect to the nations of Central Asia, and how the United States plans to deepen its partnerships in the region to enhance regional security, further economic integration, and address common foreign policy challenges. He additionally emphasized the potential for Central Asia to benefit from greater economic connectivity to fast-growing Asian markets. This address is the first broadly public articulation of the results of an interagency policy review process, begun in 2014 and recently concluded.  

  • Nonprofit Management Resource Center opens in Osh State University

    On Friday, April 10, 2015 Osh State University will inaugurate a Nonprofit Management (NPM) Resource Center, which will support universities in Osh, Jalal-Abad, and Batken Oblasts. Rector of Osh State University Kanybek Isakov, the Ministry of Education and Science, university professors, USAID, the East-West Management Institute, and civil society organizations will participate in the event. The official opening ceremony starts at 10 a.m. in the Business and Management Department of Osh State University (80, Masalieva Street, 1st floor, room 102, Osh). 

  • Regional Training Dialogue Strengthens Nuclear Smuggling Prosecutions

    Law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and judges from throughout Central Asia gathered in Bishkek, April 1-3, for a U.S. Department of State-sponsored regional training dialogue on nuclear smuggling to share experiences and discuss best practices for investigating and prosecuting these very serious criminal cases.  

  • Call for Grant Proposals!

    The Embassy of the United States of America in Kyrgyzstan is pleased to announce the 2015 Spring Round of the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program.