Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States and Canada B.Amanbaev met with the U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State/Head of the Bureau of the Department of State for South and Central Asia D.Thompson

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On June 10, 2021, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States and Canada B.Amanbaev, met with the U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State/Head of the Bureau of the Department of State for South and Central Asia D.Thompson. During the conversation, Bakyt Amanbaev, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States and Canada, informed the American side about the political changes that have taken place in Kyrgyzstan in recent years. He noted that the main goal of the current government is to establish democratic values in Kyrgyzstan and the rule of law. In his statement, he noted that for the first time in the history of Kyrgyzstan since the new government came to power, presidential elections were very clean and fair. B.Amanbaev noted that the biggest problems facing the world today are global warming, environmental pollution and pandemic, in connection with which Kyrgyzstan is interested in cooperation with the United States in the specified directions.

The sides also exchanged views on ways to intensify bilateral relations between Kyrgyzstan and the United States. B.Amanbaev stressed the importance for cooperation on the return of assets stolen from Kyrgyzstan and the resumption of educational programs for students and teachers.

D.Thompson noted that the United States is closely monitoring the situation in the Kyrgyz Republic and expressed his readiness for constructive cooperation in all areas, including post-covid economic recovery, as well as the provision of vaccines against COVID-19 through the COVAX program.

During the talks, the U.S. side informed the Kyrgyz side that the resumption of all educational programs in the near future is under consideration.