Ambassador Donald addresses the Regional Civil Society Conference

Honorable Prime Minister Abylgaziev, Minister Abaev, Chairman Salimzoda, Mr. Bekmorodov, Dr. Kassim-Lakha, My Kyrgyz teacher taught me, “Оюндан от чыгат” or in Russian, “маленькими щепками можно разжечь больцой пожар.” I would argue that the most important event for civil society recently has been the anti-uranium mining protests that started in the small village of Kok-Moynok ...
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U.S. Mission to the OSCE on the Presidential Election in the Kyrgyz Republic

As delivered by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Harry Kamian to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 19, 2017 The United States congratulates President-elect Jeenbekov and the people of the Kyrgyz Republic on the election of the office of the President and the historic elections that were held on October 15.  The peaceful conduct and high voter turnout ...
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Remarks of Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney at the 2017 United States of America Independence Day Reception

Good evening!  Добрый вечер!  Саламатсыздарбы!   Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to our celebration of the 241st anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America. On July 4th 1776, in a modest state hall in Philadelphia, our forefathers signed The Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed our ...
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U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gwaltney on the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

November 10, 2016 On November 9, the people of the United States of America elected Donald J. Trump as our forty-fifth President. President-Elect Trump will take office on January 20, 2017.  President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are committed to, and have already begun preparing for, a well-coordinated and effective transition to ...
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Remarks of Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney at the U.S. Department of State International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Anticorruption Roundtable

October 31, 2016 I am happy to be here today to open the roundtable on anticorruption. I thank the representatives from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Prosecutors from the Kyrgyz Republic for their work to organize the event. We look forward to hearing as well from Latvian and Ukrainian experts, who ...
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Op-Ed Remarks of Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney on International Human Rights Day

This year, in marking International Human Rights Day on December 10, we also celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.  In 1945, World leaders, in the aftermath of the horrors of WW2, based the UN’s Charter on their shared desire to foster peace, promote human rights, and chart a path forward ...
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