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2011-03-21 14:06:00

DUBAI, UAE, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mina Corp strongly condemns the statement by Kyrgyz Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev, made on Friday March 18 in Moscow during a meeting with Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, saying that the Kyrgyz government intends to seize control from Mina Corp of all jet fuel supplies to US forces in Kyrgyzstan. This is part of a continuing illegal campaign to expropriate Mina's business by the Kyrgyz authorities that came to power in April 2010....

2008-10-12 03:00:17

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 8 October Russia is going to invest in large energy projects in Kyrgyzstan, Russian Energy Minister Sergey Shmatko has said at the tenth session of the Kyrgyz-Russian inter-governmental commission. Large investments will be possible after the two heads of state sign an agreement in the energy sphere. Omurgul Toktonazarova gives the details. [Passage omitted: Kyrgyz Energy Minister Saparbek Balkibekov greeted Sergey Shmatko at the...

2008-10-11 12:00:09

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 8 October Medicines produced in Kyrgyzstan will soon appear in chemist's shops. A new pharmaceutical plant has been launched on the territory of the Bishkek free economic zone. The plant will produce 500m pills, 100m capsules and 12m flacons with sterile antibiotics [a year]. The main goal of the company is to supply Kyrgyz residents with affordable and quality medicines. President Kurmanbek Bakiyev launched the plant....

2008-10-10 09:00:45

Text of report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 10 October A session of the Interstate Council of the Eurasian Economic Community at a level of the heads of state began [in the Kyrgyz capital] this afternoon. It has considered 18 issues, including a strategy for economic development of the CIS and priority directions of cooperation between CIS countries in the transport, energy and others spheres. The government's press service has reported that Kyrgyzstan has asked Uzbekistan to...

2008-09-17 15:00:32

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg website Bishkek, 17 September: "Kyrgyzstan and Russia are ready to sign an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the sphere of hydroelectric power generation in the immediate future," Prime Minister Igor Chudinov has said in an exclusive interview with the Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg, commenting on the results of his working visit to Moscow. He said that "there was an exchange of views on the importance and necessity of...

2008-09-17 03:00:20

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 18 September: Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has signed a decree "On increasing pensions", the president's press service has said. In line with the Kyrgyz president's decree aimed at supporting Kyrgyz pensioners' living standards, the basic rate of pension will be set at 530 soms [current exchange rate is 35.21 soms per one dollar] (a 17.8-per-cent increase). The decree also stipulates increasing the...

2008-08-08 12:00:21

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Bishkek, 8 August: Rescuers of the Altay Territory department of Russia's Ministry of Emergencies have joined in the search for the three Russian mountain climbers who went missing in Kyrgyzstan. So have their relatives. An ITAR-TASS correspondent was told this at the Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergencies today. [Passage omitted: background information] Now, Kyrgyz Ak-Suy and Dzhety-Oguz Districts' search and rescue detachments of the...

2008-06-24 09:03:13

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg website Bishkek, 24 June: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan begin working on a joint project on the construction of substations and power lines. The Kyrgyz parliamentary committee on fuel-energy complex and mining considered the issue of finalizing the draft of an intergovernmental agreement today. The Kyrgyz deputy industry, energy and fuel resources minister, Akylbek Tyumenbayev, told MPs that the document would be...

2006-08-10 08:55:43

By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - The United Nations' refugee agency said it was shocked by Kyrgyzstan's extradition of five Uzbeks, adding that the decision to hand the men over to Uzbek authorities had put their lives at "grave risk." The five were removed from a remand prison in the southern city of Osh and driven to the nearby Uzbek border on Wednesday, according to a Kyrgyz prison official and a lawyer for the men. The men were the last among hundreds of refugees who fled...

2006-05-12 02:26:52

BISHKEK/DUSHANBE (Reuters) - A gang of armed men from Kyrgyzstan killed five people on the Central Asian state's border with Tajikistan early on Friday, ransacked two border posts, hijacked a car and seized weapons, officials said. The motive for the attacks was not clear. The mountainous border area is one of the main transit routes for drugs smuggling from Afghanistan but has also in the past been described by governments as a base for Islamist extremists. In a statement,...


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call-note
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