Political collaboration

Kyrgyz-German relations

The legal basis for the relations is formed by the Joint Statement on the Fundamentals of Relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Federal

Republic of Germany of July 4, 1992 and the Document on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Federal Republic of Germany of February 3, 1992.

Kyrgyzstan regards Germany as one of the most important partners in Europe. Bilateral relations have a solid foundation of traditionally strong and friendly partnerships.

The visit of the German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel to Kyrgyzstan in July 2016 was of great and fundamental importance in the history of bilateral relations.

Germany is the initiator of the "European Union Strategy for Central Asia", adopted in 2007 during the German Presidency in the EU. Kyrgyzstan attaches great importance to cooperation within the framework of this strategy under the program "Water Initiative for Central Asia" ("The Berlin Process"), which is aimed at developing interaction and partnership between the countries of Central Asia.

Mutual visits and regular bilateral contacts on the governmental, departmental and inter-parliamentary levels are the evidence of mutual interest and close cooperation.

The active interaction in the political sphere of Kyrgyzstan with Germany largely predetermines the successful implementation of financial and technical cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany.

Kyrgyzstan is interested in successful economic cooperation with Germany, which is one of the most economically developed country in Europe and the world. Perspective areas of cooperation are agriculture, energy, tourism, etc.

At the present stage Kyrgyzstan is interested in cooperation with Germany and Europe on the basis of the GSP + status of granted by the European Union to Kyrgyzstan, according to which the products produced in Kyrgyzstan can enter the EU market with the preferential conditions.

An important incentive for rapprochement between the two countries is the existence of historical ties with ethnic Germans. Spiritual and cultural ties between peoples form an integral part of our relations. The presence of ethnic Germans in Kyrgyzstan, which have become the basis for our relations, form a bridge of cooperation in this sphere.

Cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian sphere occupies a central place in the structure of our bilateral relations. This type of cooperation includes various activities, including concerts, exhibitions, active interuniversity partnership, academic and educational exchanges.

The contractual and legal base of Kyrgyzstan with Germany is the most extensive among all the EU countries and covers practically all areas of
cooperation.

Kyrgyz-Polish relations

The Republic of Poland recognized the independence of the Kyrgyz Republic in December 27, 1991.

Diplomatic relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Poland were established on February 10, 1992.

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the Republic of Kazakhstan is accredited to the Kyrgyz Republic (residence in Astana).

The Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Federal Republic of Germany accredited in the Republic of Poland.

During the years of cooperation, two official visits took place at the presidential level: in 1998 and 2004. In 2002 the official visit of the President of Poland to the Kyrgyz Republic took place. In 2008, the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic visited Poland.

On the inter-parliamentary level, in 2012 a Polish delegation headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Seimas of Poland visited Kyrgyzstan.

There is a Kyrgyz-Polish intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation. The co-chairman from the Kyrgyz side is the Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic, the co-chairman from the Polish side - the Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Poland.

In 1999 with the active assistance of the Embassy of Poland in Almaty, the Department of Philology of the Kyrgyz National University opened a branch of the Polish language.

Since 1998, the Polish cultural and educational association Odrodzenie (Revival) has been operating in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyz-Vatican relations

The Vatican recognized the independence of the Kyrgyz Republic on January 1, 1992.

Diplomatic relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Vatican were established on August 27, 1992.

The Vatican's representation in the Kyrgyz Republic has residenced in Astana.

The Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Federal Republic of Germany accredited in Vatican.

In 1992, Bishop Francesca Colasoonna, appointed Special Envoy of the Holy See in the Kyrgyz Republic, visited Bishkek.

In 1994, Archbishop Marian Olesh of the Holy See visited Bishkek.

In 1999, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic made an official visit to the Italian Republic, where he met with the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II, and the State Secretary (Head of the Government) of the Vatican Cardinal Sodano.

There is a Roman Catholic Apostolic Nunciature for Catholics in the Kyrgyz Republic, established by Pope Benedict XVI.