|16 Jan. 2017 ||
Central Asian experts discuss energy security issues
A conference entitled “25 Years of Independence: Energy Security Issues in Central Asia and Beyond” took place in Ashgabat on 14-15 December 2016 with the participation of experts from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The event in Turkmenistan provided an opportunity to reflect on security challenges and regional cooperation strategies in particular in the energy sector.
|27 Apr. 2016 ||
Kyrgyz officers graduate from NATO-supported courses
The NATO Liaison Officer for Central Asia, Rosaria Puglisi, and the Deputy Chairman of the Kyrgyz Republic State Committee of Defence, Colonel Adylbek Kurbanov, attended the graduation ceremony of the first NATO-funded English language course for serving military personnel in the country on 27 April 2016. Inaugurated in February 2015, the pilot project was supported by the State Committee of Defence and conducted by the Center for Continuing Education of the American University in Central Asia (AUCA).
|15 Jun. 2015 ||
NATO supports first regional summer school for junior diplomats from Central Asia and Afghanistan
The first regional summer school for junior diplomats from Central Asian countries, Afghanistan and Mongolia was launched on 7 June on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. The theme of the 10-day course was “Diplomacy of the 21st Century: Central Asia in the Context of Globalization”.
|20 May. 2015 ||
NATO and UNODC launch counter-narcotics training in Central Asia
NATO and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced the launch of a new NATO counter-narcotics training project at a conference in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan in May 2015. The project involves five Central Asian states -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan -- as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan. It follows up on a similar initiative developed under the umbrella of the NATO-Russia Council which was suspended in the wake of Russian aggressive action in Ukraine.
|11 Feb. 2015 ||
Launch of language training for key Kyrgyz military staff
A delegation headed by the NATO Liaison Officer in Central Asia visited the Kyrgyz Republic from 9 to 12 February to launch a new English-language training programme for selected active military staff. During their visit, the delegation also attended graduation ceremonies of NATO’s long-running resettlement and retraining programme for military personnel transitioning to civilian life, and held meetings with a number of senior Kyrgyz officials.
|14 Nov. 2014 ||
NATO marks two decades of cooperation with Kyrgyzstan
A series of events took place in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, from 10 to 14 November, marking the 20th anniversary this year of NATO’s Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme.
|11 Jul. 2014 ||
NATO Liaison Officer in Central Asia visits Kyrgyzstan
NATO Liaison Officer in Central Asia Alexander Vinnikov visited Kyrgyzstan from 9 to 11 July. It was the fourth visit to the country since his appointment in 2013.
|17 Sep. 2013 ||
Secretary General says NATO is open to expand cooperation with Kyrgyzstan
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev on Tuesday (17 September 2013) that the Alliance is open to expand its cooperation with Kyrgyzstan, as well as providing support to democratic reforms. “Kyrgyzstan is a valuable partner for NATO,” the Secretary General said. “We appreciate your commitment to dialogue and cooperation and we appreciate your commitment to develop your country’s democratic institutions.”
|09 Jul. 2012 ||
Afghan and Central Asian Members of Parliament work to strengthen cooperation
On 5 July 2012, a group of 14 parliamentarians from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The visit - organised by NATO Public Diplomacy Division - was part of a long-standing programme of cooperation in the field of public diplomacy between the Alliance and these countries. The group met with representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, as well as with members of the International Staff, including Ambassador Dirk Brengelmann, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy.
|11 Apr. 2012 ||
NATO-funded programme helps Kyrgyz military personnel transition to civilian life
Helping military personnel facing redundancy adapt to civilian life is a constant problem faced by the Kyrgyz Armed Forces as they undergo reform. With skills that do not always easily translate into the civilian labour market, life after the armed services can be difficult for those searching for a job. However, a three year-old NATO-funded retraining and resettlement programme is helping to mitigate the socio-economic consequences of the defence restructuring.