Number of Kyrgyzstanis abroad increases to 850 thsd – Foreign Ministry
850 thousand Kyrgyz citizens stay abroad with temporary and permanent residence, Director of the Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Almaz Imangaziyev said at the press conference at Kabar News Agency.
According to his data, the largest number of Kyrgyzstanis is in the Russian Federation.
“As of Sep. 1, 2019, according to the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, 571 thousand citizens of Kyrgyzstan are on migration registration. That’s a big difference compared to previous years. This is due to the fact that our country has become a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, and Kyrgyzstan has preference for workers,” he said.
Imangaziyev added there are between 35 thousand to 45 thousand Kyrgyz in Kazakhstan, the U.S. and Canada have 15 thousand to 20 thousand, 5,5 thousand to 6 thousand stay in Italy, the UAE has 4 thousand to 5 thousand, there are about 2 thousand Kyrgyzstanis in the UK, and other countries together have about 10 thousand Kyrgyz citizens.
In addition, the head of the department said there are 60 thousand blacklisted Kyrgyz in the Russia’s Federal Migration Service, while in 2017 there were more than 100 thousand people
Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency