Ambassador Donald Lu’s Remarks at the 2020 Internews Stremlenie Awards

Dear colleagues, What has been the most important Kyrgyz news story of the past 18 months since our last awards ceremony?  Elections?  Coronavirus?  Revolution?  No. The single most important story of the past 18 months has been the investigative journalism about the criminal empire of Raim Million.  But why was it so important? Organized crime ...
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Readout of U.S. Ambassador Donald Lu’s Meeting with Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbaev

At a virtual meeting today, Ambassador Lu met with Foreign Minister Kazakbaev and discussed political and economic cooperation.  Ambassador Lu noted progress in negotiations towards a Bilateral Cooperation Agreement, and both sides expressed hope of resolving the remaining issues quickly.  He also offered the assistance of U.S. law enforcement agencies in investigating and prosecuting major organized crime figures, and U.S. support in the ...
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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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