STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON

Kyrgyz Independence Day On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations and best wishes to the government and people of the Kyrgyz Republic in celebration of the Kyrgyz Republic’s 26th anniversary of independence on August 31st. Today, the United States joins the people of the Kyrgyz Republic in celebrating both this ...
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American Social Entrepreneur Leads Seminars for Young Entrepreneurs of Kyrgyzstan

March 18- 22, 2017 (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic) – Social entrepreneur Rahama Wright is presenting seminars on successful entrepreneurship for entrepreneurs and university and business school students with the support of the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.  Ms. Wright is a social entrepreneur, and is working to innovate the shea butter supply chain in West ...
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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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U.S.-Central Asia (C5+1) Joint Projects

The C5+1 is a platform that brings together the five states of Central Asia and the United States to discuss and work on issues of common concern.  At the first C5+1 ministerial, held in Samarkand in November 2015, the six ministers agreed to develop regional projects to improve security, promote economic connectivity, and increase resilience ...
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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.  We will work together to enhance a spirit of cooperation and foster an open environment for international trade and investment through two efforts: the U.S. – Central ...
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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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Celebrating International Education Week, November 16-20, 2015

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by promoting programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry Speech at AUCA Commemorative Ceremony (excerpts)

Minister Sarieva, President Wachtel, Faculty and Students:  Good afternoon, and welcome to you all. I am delighted to be here in Bishkek and to be the first U.S. Secretary of State to travel to all five Central Asian countries on a single trip. Today, we inaugurate a new facility at a flagship institution that is ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry’s Press Availability in Bishkek

Mr. Foreign Minister, I thank you very much for your very, very generous welcome, to all of your delegations and President Atambaev. And it’s a pleasure for me to be here, and I would say to the people of Kyrgyzstan that I wish I was able to stay longer. I know what a beautiful country ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry’s Remarks at the Dedication of the New Embassy Compound in Bishkek

Thank you, Ambassador. Thank you very much. Salamatsyzdarby. I’m happy to be here. Thank you very, very much. I want to express my appreciation to everybody. Thank you for sitting out here for a little while. Mr. Foreign Minister, Erlan, my friend, I’m happy to be here with you. And we had a chance just to ...
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United States Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

In an important symbol of our commitment and enduring friendship with the Kyrgyz Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney alongside local officials, dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in Bishkek today. The new $163 million campus is situated on an 11-acre site in the Leninsky District.  Sustainable features to conserve resources ...
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Secretary Kerry Travels to Vienna, Bishkek, Samarkand, Astana, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Austria, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan from October 28 to November 3. While in Vienna, Secretary Kerry will hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with foreign counterparts to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria. The Secretary will then travel to Bishkek, Samarkand, Astana, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat ...
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Ambassador Gwaltney Presents Credentials to President Atambaev

Today, I presented my credentials as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kyrgyz Republic.  I am grateful to President Obama and Secretary Kerry for entrusting me with this important duty.  I am also grateful to President Atambaev for granting agrément and receiving me today to fulfill the last step of my appointment. ...
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U.S. Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney Arrives in the Kyrgyz Republic

Sheila Gwaltney arrived in Bishkek on September 5 to serve as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic. President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Sheila Gwaltney, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, on August 28, 2014, and the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination on August 5, 2015. Ms. Gwaltney previously served ...
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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 ...
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Embassy Statement on Libel Legislation

We are concerned by the passage of legislation that makes libel a criminal offense.  This legislation purports to counter false media information, but instead may have a chilling effect on free speech in Kyrgyzstan. The U.S. Embassy urges that this amendment not be signed into law. Instead, we urge the President, government and Parliament to ...
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Meeting with American University of Central Asia Students

Assistant Secretary Biswal:  Let me start by saying how much I’ve looked forward to this all day.  I think this is such a tremendous opportunity to be able to not only share with you my thoughts and ideas, but really to hear from you about what are the challenges and concerns that you’re facing, and ...
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Press Conference by President Obama, European Council President Van Rompuy, and European Commission President Barroso

PRESIDENT VAN ROMPUY: Good afternoon. It has been a great pleasure to welcome President Obama to this EU-U.S. Summit in Brussels. We meet at a hugely important moment, certainly for peace and security on the European continent. Events in Ukraine and elsewhere go to show that there are many unsettling uncertainties, and that’s why the ...
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Letter — Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Mr. President:) Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), I hereby report that I have issued an Executive Order (the “order”) further expanding the scope of the national emergency I declared in Executive Order 13660 of March 6, 2014, and expanded in Executive Order 13661 ...
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Op Ed from Secretary of State Kerry on International Women’s Day 2014

Women Key to Peace and Security International Women’s Day is more than a moment marked on a calendar. It is a day not just to renew our determination to make the world a more peaceful and prosperous place — but to recognize that a world where opportunities for women grow, is a world where the ...
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Secretary Kerry on the Situation in Ukraine

Situation in Ukraine The United States condemns the Russian Federation’s invasion and occupation of Ukrainian territory, and its violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity in full contravention of Russia’s obligations under the UN Charter, the Helsinki Final Act, its 1997 military basing agreement with Ukraine, and the 1994 Budapest Memorandum. This action is a ...
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President Obama’s Remarks on Ukraine

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary February 28, 2014   Over the last several days, the United States has been responding to events as they unfold in Ukraine. Throughout this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental principle: The Ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. Together with ...
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