Chargé d’Affaires Visits Osh, Jalalabad and Batken

On September 3-5, Chargé d’Affaires Laura Griesmer visited the cities of Osh, Jalalabad, Uzgen, Kyzyl-Kiya, and Kara-Suu to meet with government officials and civil society activists in the three provinces of Batken, Osh, and Jalalabad. Chargé Griesmer appreciated hearing from the many local officials, journalists, and representatives from NGOs and international organizations who shared their views on important issues affecting the region.

Highlights of her trip included discussions with high school and university students at the American Corner in Jalalabad and the American pilot school in Kyzyl-Kia.  The Chargé was especially impressed by these students’ willingness to share their ideas on education, their eagerness to improve their English skills, and their desire to pursue advanced study in the United States.