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COVID-19 Kyrgyzstan Update September 28

NEW PCR Testing Requirement As of September 25, Kyrgyzstan now requires travelers to have negative PCR test results dated no more than 72 hours before arrival into Kyrgyzstan.  Passengers must hand-carry original test results.  Travelers without valid PCR results will be denied boarding or entry.  Passengers may be required to take another PCR test upon ...
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USAID donates 285,000 children’s books to schools and libraries in the Kyrgyz Republic

On September 23, 2020, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated 285,000 children’s books to more than 1,000 public schools and libraries across the Kyrgyz Republic. These books include 45 new and adapted titles in Kyrgyz and Russian languages appropriate for primary grade students. The official handover ceremony took place today at the ...
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U.S. Embassy Provides Free English Language Training to Government, Media, and Civil Society

On September 23, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic together with Lingua Foundation for Innovative Education will launch the third cohort of the English for Young Professionals Program in Bishkek and all regions throughout the Kyrgyz Republic. The program will provide one-year English language courses free of charge for over 1,500 government employees, press, ...
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Statement on arrest, detention, and extradition of Bobomurad Abdullaev

The United States remains concerned about the arrest, detention, and extradition of Mr. Bobomurad Abdullaev, an Uzbekistani journalist who had been enrolled in a journalism program at the American University of Central Asia in the Kyrgyz Republic. Kyrgyz authorities extradited Mr. Abdullaev at the request of the Government of Uzbekistan, based on vague and unsubstantiated ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 30, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I send best wishes to the people of the Kyrgyz Republic as you celebrate the 29th anniversary of your independence. The United States values the Kyrgyz Republic as a partner in advancing our mutual goals in the ...
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