FMs of Kyrgyzstan and Qatar discuss topical issues of cooperation

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Jeenbek Kulubaev paid an official visit to the State of Qatar on October 8-9, 2022 at the invitation of his counterpart. During the visit, Kulubaev met with Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdurakhman Al Thani.


According to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, during the meeting the sidesdiscussed topical issues of Kyrgyz-Qatari relations, in particular, the organization of mutual visits at the highest and high levels, the development of trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation. The sides focused their attention on issues of trade, investment, opening of direct flights, implementation of joint projects and participation of the Kyrgyz side in international events taking place in Qatar.


The recent military conflict with Tajikistan was discussed, in connection with which the Kyrgyz minister appealed to the Qatari side to assist in the restoration of destroyed houses and social infrastructure of the Batken region. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar assured that he would carefully study the request of the Kyrgyz side.


Kulubaev invited his counterpart to pay an official visit to Kyrgyzstan in 2023, timed to coincide with the anniversary date – the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries.


In the context of preparations for holding the World Cup in Qatar in November-December of this year, the head of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry wished success to the Qatari side, noting that this event is historical not only for Qatar, but for the entire Muslim world.


As a result, the sides agreed to speed up the implementation of the plans and maintain constant contacts between the foreign ministries of the two countries.




Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

Kyrgyzstan invited to participate in two forums in Qatar

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Jeenbek Kulubaev met with Minister of Trade and Industry of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Kassim Al-Abdullah Al Thani, where they discussed issues of cooperation.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan said that the sides stressed the importance of holding the next meeting of the intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific, technical, cultural and humanitarian cooperation, a business forum and other events at the beginning of 2023 and agreed to form special working groups to prepare for their holding.


Sheikh Al-Thani, in order to expand bilateral cooperation, invited the Kyrgyz side to take part in the economic forum and Expo 2023 dedicated to agriculture and the environment, which will be held next year in Doha. Kulubaev assured that the Kyrgyz side would take part in these events at the highest level, the report said.


The visit of the Minister of Trade and Industry of the State of Qatar to Kyrgyzstan in 2023 is also planned.




Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

The Senate will consider amendments to the treaty on combating money laundering

Members of the Bureau of the Senate of the Parliament approved the agenda of the meeting of the Chamber, scheduled for October 13, 2022.


At the meeting of the Chamber, which will be held on Thursday, the bill ” On Ratification of the Protocol on Amendments to the Treaty on Combating the Legalization (Laundering) of Proceeds from Crime and the Financing of Terrorism when Moving Cash and (or) Monetary Instruments through the Customs border of the Customs Union of December 19, 2011 ” .


The document is aimed at improving the mechanism of interaction between the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union in combating the legalization of criminal proceeds and the financing of terrorism .


The deputies will also consider the draft law “On ratification of the Agreement on the exchange of information in the field of combating the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime and the financing of terrorism when moving cash and (or) monetary instruments across the customs border of the Eurasian Economic Union”.


The purpose of the development of the agreement is the exchange of information on the movement of cash by individuals outside the EAEU.


During the meeting , members of the Bureau also distributed among the standing committees of the Senate the bills received from the Mazhilis.



Source: Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Russian academician says coronavirus could mutate into more virulent strain

With quite a benign forecast for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the emergence of a new and potentially more virulent strain cannot be ruled out, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Gennady Onishchenko, told TASS on Monday.


“Speaking of likelihoods, the [coronavirus] could mutate into a new strain that would have altered properties and could even be more virulent,” the academician warned.


According to Onishchenko, “for the time being, the forecast is quite benign in terms of potential mutations and the emergence of new strains.” However, “nothing can be ruled out,” he emphasized.


On October 5, the World Health Organization’s Maria Van Kerkhove said the COVID-19 continued to evolve and was “for sure going into the future.”.




Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

CSTO exercises “Indestructible Brotherhood-2022” canceled in Kyrgyzstan

The command and staff exercises “Indestructible Brotherhood-2022” with the Peacekeeping Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have been canceled in Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Defense of the Kyrgyz Republic confirmed this information to Kabar.


However, the ministry did not specify the reason.


Recall that the exercises “Indestructible Brotherhood-2022” were planned to be held from October 10 to 14 this year in the training center “Edelweiss” in Balykchy.




Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

Global Media Congress to attract distinguished speakers from media sector

Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, ADNEC Group has announced a list of speakers for the three-day conference held as part of the Global Media Congress during November 15-17, 2022. The list includes several top media executives from across the world, representing multiple continents and regions, and making the event a truly global platform for a vibrant dialogue on the future of the media industry.


Organised by ADNEC Group in strategic partnership with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), the first edition of the Global Media Congress will see an exhibition and a specialised conference that focuses on the latest developments in and the future of the media sector.


The event provides opportunities for various media institutions to discuss partnerships and collaborative ventures that will bolster the development of the media sector, ensuring its long-term sustainability, and the continued provision of solid, reliable and highly credible content. The conference hosted as part of the event’s agenda, the first-of-its-kind in the Middle East, under the theme “Shaping the Future of the Media Industry,” aims to unite the entire media sector to exchange groundbreaking ideas and cutting-edge solutions shaping the future of the industry.


Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director General of the Emirates News Agency (WAM) and Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of the Global Media Congress, said, “The lineup of speakers for the Conference represents governments, multiple media platforms, and academic specialisations. Our aim is to foster a dialogue across media practitioners and regulators that will result in effective solutions for the challenges and a comprehensive roadmap for a bright future.”


Saeed Al Mansoori, CEO of Capital Events, a subsidiary of ADNEC Group, said, “The distinguished speakers of the Global Media Congress, drawn from a variety of geographies and platforms, will offer invaluable insights for members of the media. Bringing a galaxy of top media experts from across the globe will facilitate transfer and exchange of knowledge and ideas that can contribute to the development of the media sector.”


The list of confirmed speakers includes, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence; Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Teleworking Applications; Monica Mutsvangwa , Minister – Information, Publicity & Broadcasting Services from Zimbabwe; Wayne Borg, Managing Director, Media, Entertainment, Culture & Fashion Industries of NEOM from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Najib Gouiaa, CEO of MediaCity from Mauritius; Adrian Monck, Managing Director, Head of Public & Social Engagement at the World Economic Forum from Switzerland; Zubair Timol, Vice President, Culture, at Meltwater from the UAE; Javier Villanueva, CEO of Mega Media from Chile; Sofie Hvitved, Futurist, Senior Advisor & Head of Media, at Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies from Denmark; Sanjay Sindhwani, CEO at Indian Express Online from India; Philippe Petitpont, Co-Founder and CEO of Newsbridge from France; and Adrian Wells, Managing Director of ENEX from Luxembourg.


With over 150 companies specialised in the media and production industry participating, the Congress is a world-class stage where buyers and sellers can meet, learn, network, do business, and explore new products, solutions, and technologies, providing an unmissable opportunity to take a great leap forward for the region’s and the world’s media sector.




Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to pay state visit to Kyrgyzstan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will pay a state visit to Kyrgyzstan on October 11-12 this year.


As part of his visit, President Sadyr Zhaparov will hold bilateral talks with Ilham Aliyev.


The leaders of the countries will discuss topical issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, as well as prospects for further development and building effective cooperation.


During the visit, it is also planned to hold the first meeting of the Interstate Council.


In addition, within the framework of the upcoming state visit, the opening of the Friendship Park of Kyrgyzstan-Azerbaijan, as well as secondary schools named after Heydar Aliyev and Nizami Ganjavi are planned.




Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

Kyrgyzstan reports 90 COVID-19 cases in one week

From October 4 to October 10, 90 COVID-19 cases were registered in Kyrgyzstan. 10 of them hospitalized, 80 receive treatment at home, the Department of Disease Prevention and State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance said.


Todate, all regions are in the green zone. The effective reproductive number for the last week is less than 1, which indicates a decline in the incidence.


For 9 months and 8 days of 2022, a total of 21,502 COVID-19 cases were registered.




Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency