On October 30, First Deputy Prosecutor General Nurlan Dardanov, Director of the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) Training Center Gulmira Davletbaeva and Director of the Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek Sandeep Paul will participate in an official handover ceremony of approximately $20,000 of state-of-the-art classroom and office computers, projectors and other equipment. This equipment will not only strengthen the institutional capacity of the PGO Training Center but also support the training of current and newly minted prosecutors on the newly developed Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code, both of which are slated to enter into force on January 1, 2019. The ceremony will be held at 3 pm at the PGO Training Center located at 276 Abdymomunov Street.
Since 2001, the State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) program has provided over $25 million in technical assistance and material support to the Kyrgyz Republic, which has led to significant achievements in five key areas: counter narcotics, rule of law, police reform and community policing, anti-corruption, and trafficking-in-persons.
Media representatives interested in covering the events may contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office by email at BishkekPAS@state.gov or by phone at 0312 597000, 0770 770299.