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Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Enhance Allied Relations

On April 19 Astana hosted the sixth meeting of the Supreme Interstate Council of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Chaired by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov, discussions focused on the development of bilateral cooperation in economy, trade, investment, and agriculture, in addition to joint projects regarding transport, water use and energy resources. The two leaders then signed an Agreement on Deepening and Expanding Allied Relations, aimed at providing a new impetus to the development of Kazakh-Kyrgyz relations. During the conference, Kyrgyz President Japarov stated, “Kazakhstan is our close neighbour, a fraternal country and one of our main trading partners. Kazakhstan is a priority in our foreign policy. There are no political or regional differences between our countries.” In support, President Tokayev expressed his wish for there to be no unresolved issues between the two neighbouring countries and drew particular attention to the need to strengthen trade and economic ties. Kazakhstan is currently one of Kyrgyzstan’s key partners in trade and investment. Last year, mutual trade turnover reached $1.5 billion and during their talks, the leaders confirmed their intention to increase that figure to $2 billion. The parties also signed an Agreement on Mutual Protection of Investments. Referencing measures to expand the volume of goods transported across the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border and improvements in customs clearance, Tokayev stated, “We have started modernizing the border checkpoints at Karasu, Besagash, Aukhatty, Sartob, Aisha Bibi, Sypatay Batyr, and Kegen. Each will be equipped with digital technologies, with work expected to be completed by 2028.” President Japarov, in turn, announced that an agreement had been reached to resume the operation of the Kichi-Kapka and Kamyshanovka checkpoints to help increase bilateral trade and relieve congestion. Turning to the importance of interaction in the water and energy sector, the Kazakh president said, “In recent years, the urgency of efficient and equitable use of transboundary water resources has increased. We shall continue our coordinated work and have agreed to soon give approval to a schedule for interstate water management structures and implement it in a timely manner. Kazakhstan is ready to fulfil all obligations and jointly implement important projects.”

Traffickers of Human Organs Detained in Kyrgyzstan

The State Committee for National Security (SCNS) of Kyrgyzstan has detained members of an international criminal group at Manas Airport. The criminals had organized a black-market channel for the illegal sale of human organs abroad. All detainees are citizens of the Kyrgyzstan. According to the investigation, the criminal group looked for patients in foreign clinics who were willing to pay large sums of money for the transplantation of a healthy organ. The gang then found donors in Kyrgyzstan, who were fraudulently induced into undergoing organ-harvesting operations. "Donors necessarily underwent a medical examination, where, regardless of [their overall health], always issued a positive conclusion, after which the organizers through corrupt schemes made false documents on the relationship with the patient necessary for submission to the clinic, where the operation will be held," said the SCNS. Investigators found that the donors received between $1,000 and $7,000 for their kidneys. The recruiters of those donors earned about $3,000, and the organizers of the criminal channel received between $30,000 and $70,000. The SCNS said that all necessary measures are currently being taken to identify all those involved in this crime. Earlier this year, Kyrgyz president Sadyr Zhaparov signed a law on the protection of citizens' health, according to which private and public hospitals can engage in organ transplantation. However, a major stipulation requires that the organ recipient must be a relative of the donor. This loophole in the legislation was exploited by criminals by issuing fictitious documents on family kinship.

U.S. Helps Decrease Tuberculosis Mortality Rates in Kyrgyzstan

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Liz Zentos and Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Health Alymkadyr Beishenaliev, attended a national conference on 17 April to review the Cure Tuberculosis partnership. Since 2019, the U.S. government has invested more than $20 million in curing tuberculosis in Kyrgyzstan through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). To date, the joint U.S.-Kyrgyz initiative has provided faster and more accurate tuberculosis diagnosis, improved treatment success rates, and increased community awareness and engagement in efforts to control tuberculosis, resulting in a decrease of tuberculosis mortality rates by over 33% and a reduction of cases by 37%. Praising the project’s success, Ms Zentos announced, “It is a collaborative effort that helped modernize tuberculosis diagnostics, improve patient-centred care, and reform the policy environment to improve tuberculosis treatment for all.” In turn, Minister Beishenaliev expressed gratitude to USAID for its ongoing aid, saying, “The Ministry of Health together with partners will continue to fight tuberculosis in Kyrgyzstan, develop a patient-centred model of tuberculosis care, support outpatient treatment in primary health care, introduce new diagnostic and treatment methods, develop and integrate tuberculosis information systems, and strengthen cooperation in tuberculosis prevention and care.”

Google to Help Transform Kyrgyzstan’s School Education System

On his recent visit to Washington, Chairman of Kyrgyzstan’s Cabinet of Ministers Akylbek Japarov signed a memorandum of understanding with the Google Corporation to transform Kyrgyzstan’s school education system. During the meeting with Google Vice President of Government Affairs & Public Policy Mark Isakowitz, Prime Minister Japarov gave a presentation on ‘Altyn Kazyk’ (‘Polar Star’) and acknowledging Google’s support, stated: “We are proud that we have become the first country in the region to cooperate with Google Education and will apply the most advanced developments in schools throughout Kyrgyzstan, which will help our teachers and schoolchildren master the most advanced knowledge.” Scheduled to run for ten years, the project sets ambitious goals for investment in human capital. In outlining its aims, Japarov announced, “Our goal is that the children of Kyrgyzstan, our young men and women, are provided with opportunities to acquire world-class knowledge and skills and to fully realize their potential. The program is called ‘Polar Star’ because investments in human capital are our main guiding star.” The Google school furnished with the company’s educational tools, will first be launched as a pilot project at one of Bishkek’s schools this spring.

Low-Income Kyrgyz Citizens Offered Financial Literacy Training

Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration has begun to provide training in financial literacy for low-income citizens from all over the country. Those wishing to participate in the state program known as "Social Contract" were offered free training on the basics of entrepreneurship, marketing and financial literacy. At the first lessons, participants were shown how to create business plans and approach marketing communications. Commented minister Gulnara Baatyrova: "For two years already, a program to support families in difficult economic situations has been implemented. Today, the most successful projects bring start-up entrepreneurs 40,000 som ($500) a month." This year the authorities intend to enter contracts with 20,000 families. Participants will receive $1,100 from the state budget to start their own businesses. Another 3,000 families will be financed using funds from the World Bank. The National Bank of Kyrgyzstan has been promoting a program of financial literacy, especially among children, for many years. Government officials conduct trainings and interactive programs across various media channels. "A person who manages his money manages his life. The family budget is a micro-projection of how things are done in business and the state. Everything should be taken into account, it is necessary to know your expenses and proportion them with income," reads a statement outlining the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan's mission.

Authorities Find Secret Tunnel Connecting Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

Another underground passage has been found in the Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan, which was being used to illegally transport both people and contraband goods into neighboring Uzbekistan. The suspects involved have been arrested. That's according to a report from news outlet, Kaktus, which references information from the press service of the Department of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan's Osh region. On April 5, officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Osh region arrested a female citizen of Uzbekistan who illegally crossed the Kyrgyz border. During the investigation, it turned out that she crossed the international border into Kyrgyzstan through a secret tunnel connecting the two countries. The police opened a criminal case under Article 168 of the Criminal Code of Kyrgyzstan on “Organization of illegal migration, illegal importation of migrants.” On the night of April 12, a local citizen was arrested in the Nooken district suspected of organizing illegal crossings of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border for payment. According to police, during the arrest, specially marked currency and night vision binoculars were confiscated. In addition, 87 boxes of narcotics with an initial value of about $30,000 dollars were found in his house. This is the third secret underground passageway discovered, with two secret underground tunnels connecting the city of Khanabad, Andijan region (Uzbekistan), with Bekabad village, Suzok district, Jalalabad region (Kyrgyzstan) having previously been identified. Members of a cross-border criminal group consisting of citizens of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan were captured. On March 17 of this year, a Kyrgyz citizen took a total of 813 mobile phone devices in 16 bags to Uzbekistan using an underground tunnel, and tried to take 1.745 kilograms of gold bars and jewelry out of the country. They were apprehended with physical evidence.

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