Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Kyrgyz Republic Independence Day

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On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I send best wishes to the people of the Kyrgyz Republic as you celebrate the 29th anniversary of your independence.

The United States values the Kyrgyz Republic as a partner in advancing our mutual goals in the region.  Since your independence, we have supported the Kyrgyz Republic’s efforts to develop its economy and build a dynamic civil society with over two billion dollars in assistance.  Our support has continued during the current global pandemic, with the United States providing over four million dollars in COVID-19 specific assistance.  We remain firmly committed to supporting the Kyrgyz Republic’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.

The United States looks forward to deepening our cooperation over the coming year.  I congratulate the people of the Kyrgyz Republic as you celebrate your nation’s independence.