Chronology of bilateral relations

2015

18 May

The EU – KR sixth annual Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels

12 May

Europe Day celebrated in Bishkek

15-16 April

EU-KR Higher-Education Cooperation Conference in Bishkek

9 April

The 10th EU-KR Parliamentary Cooperation Committee meeting in Bishkek

26-27 March

Official visit of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambaev to Brussels, where he met with the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, the Vice-President of the European Commission Andrus Ansip, and King Philippe of Belgium

24 March

The 13th EU-KR Cooperation Committee meeting in Bishkek

23 March

The 14th EU-KR Sub-Committee on Trade and Investment meeting in Bishkek

23 March

A photo exhibition dedicated to the 20th anniversary of cooperation between the European Union and the Kyrgyz Republic

2014

 

18 November

The 13th EU-KR Cooperation Council in Brussels

29-30 October

EU-KR Civil Society Seminar on Human Rights

15 October

The 4th regional meeting of anti-narcotics laboratories of member countries of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in Bishkek

17 September

Regional Seminar on Constitutional Law within the EU Rule of Law Initiative for Central Asia in Helsinki

12 May

Europe Day celebrated in Bishkek

8 April

The EU – KR fifth annual Human Rights Dialogue in Bishkek

26-28 March

Visit of  the Working Party on Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the European Council (COEST)

20 February

The 13th EU-KR Sub-Committee on Trade and Investment meeting in Brussels

19 February

The 12th  EU-KR Cooperation Committee meeting in Brussels

2013

 

21 November

The 12th EU-KR Cooperation Council in Brussels

20 November

EU-CA Ministerial Meeting in Brussels chaired by the EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs

14 November

Steering Committee Meeting chaired by the First Vice Prime-Minister Joomart Otorbaev, in the framework of EU CA Invest programme

30 October

New Head of the EU Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic, Ambassador Cesare de Montis presented his Letters of Credence to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambaev

26 September

EU-KR Civil Society Seminar on Human Rights

19 September

Official visit of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambaev to Brussels, where he met with the President of the European Commission José Manuel Durão Barroso, the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton

27 June

The EU - Kyrgyz Republic Cooperation Day and Europe Day celebrated in Bishkek

11-12 April

Concluding Conference CADAP-5

4-5 April

Rule of Law Platform: Regional Seminar on fair trial

3 April

EU-KR information meeting – administrations of President, Parliament, Government, ministries

13-14 February

Platform for water and environment cooperation: High-level Meeting on environment governance, climate change and water

2012

 

27 November

The EU - Central Asia Ministerial meeting held in Bishkek chaired by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission Catherine Ashton

23-24 October

The EU - Kyrgyz Republic eleventh meeting of the Cooperation Committee held in Bishkek

19 September

The EU - Kyrgyz Republic fourth annual Human Rights Dialogue held in Brussels

7 June

The EU - Kyrgyz Republic Cooperation Day and Europe Day celebrated in Bishkek

21-23 February

The EU-Kyrgyz Republic Eighth Parliamentary Cooperation Committee meeting held in Bishkek.

8-9 February

The EU-Kyrgyz Republic Civil Society Seminar on "The Role of Civil Society in the Implementation of the Rule of Law and Human Rights" was held in Bishkek.

2011

26 December

Local EU statement was issued on the Kyrgyz Supreme Court's decision on the life imprisonment against Azimjan Askarov to call upon the Kyrgyz authorities to consider all possible ways to re-examine the case of Askarov and his co-defendants. 

15 December

The European Parliament adopted a Resolution on the state of implementation of the EU Strategy for Central Asia.

6 December

Local EU statement was issued to congratulate Almazbek Atambaev on taking office as the President of the Kyrgyz Republic. 

21 November

The President of the European Commission José Manuel Durão Barroso congratulates the President-elect of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambaev on the peaceful conduct of the Presidential Elections.

1 November

The EU High Representative Catherine Ashton makes a statement on the peaceful conduct of the Presidential elections in the Kyrgyz Republic.

14 October

The Development and Cooperation Instrument Day was held in Bishkek. The forum was moderated by the Head of the EU Delegation Ambassador Chantal Hebberecht and the Head of Department of Economic and Strategic Development of the Government Administration Tolkunbek Abdygulov.

26 September

Local EU statement was issued to welcome the start of the official presidential electoral campaign in the Kyrgyz Republic.

8 September

The UN, OSCE and EU Special Envoys visit the Kyrgyz Republic in the wake of presidential elections. Meetings were held with President Roza Otunbayeva, Prime Minister Almazbek Atambaev, Speaker of the Parliament Akhmatbek Keldibekov, and Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev.

1 September

The President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso congratulates President Roza Otunbayeva on the 20th anniversary of independence of the Kyrgyz Republic. 

22 August

Local EU statement was issued to welcome the positive steps taken by the Kyrgyz Republic to further reform the Criminal Code, commending in particular the decriminalization of libel.

29 June

The EU-Kyrgyz Republic third annual Human Rights Dialogue was held in Bishkek.

24 June

The 10th EU-Kyrgyz Republic Cooperation Committee meeting was held in Brussels.

23 June

The 11th EU-Kyrgyz Republic Sub-Committee on Trade and Investment meeting was held in Brussels.

6 May

The EU High Representative Catherine Ashton makes a statement on the publication of the report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry into the Events in Southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010.

14 April

The UN, OSCE and EU Special Envoys visit the Kyrgyz Republic to mark the anniversary of the April 2010 events. Meetings were held with President Roza Otunbayeva, Vice-Speaker of the Parliament Asilbek Jeenbekov, and Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev.

9 April

The EU High Representative Catherine Ashton makes a statement to mark the anniversary of the April 2010 events in the Kyrgyz Republic that led to the establishment of a democratic constitutional order in the country.

7 April

EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The EU was represented by the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Janos Martonyi, the EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs, and the EU Special Representative for Central Asia Ambassador Pierre Morel. The Kyrgyz Republic was represented by Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev. 

3 March

The President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbayeva visits Brussels and meets with the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso to discuss an ambitious reform agenda for the stabilization and democratization of the Kyrgyz Republic.

2010

20 November

The EU High Representative Catherine Ashton makes a statement on the establishment of the new coalition government of the Kyrgyz Republic, which constitutes an important milestone towards the reestablishment of constitutional order and further democratic consolidation of the country.

16-17 November

The EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs visits the Kyrgyz Republic to discuss the EU assistance provided in response to the April and June 2010 crisis, as well as current and future cooperation and assistance to Kyrgyzstan in the areas of social protection and food security, education, infrastructure rehabilitation, and the promotion of good governance and the rule of law.

11 October

The EU High Representative Catherine Ashton makes a statement on the peaceful conduct of the Parliamentary elections in the Kyrgyz Republic, which constitute an important milestone towards the democratic stabilisation of the country.

18 September

The EU High Representative Catherine Ashton makes a statement on the conviction of human rights defender Azimjan Askarov and urges the authorities to do everything in their power to ensure that his right to a fair trial is respected.

14 September

The UN, OSCE and EU Special Envoys visit the Kyrgyz Republic to declare that the international community stands ready to provide its full support to Kyrgyzstan's government in its work to reconstruct the affected areas and to create a stable and prosperous future for the country and its people.

27 July

 

High-Level Donors Meeting in support of the Kyrgyz Republic was held in Bishkek. The EU pledged €118 million in support to humanitarian recovery and reconstruction efforts of the country following the April and June crisis 2010.

26 July

The EU Council adopts conclusions on the Kyrgyz Republic on the overall successful conduct of the Constitutional referendum in Kyrgyzstan, which is an important step in the ongoing process aiming at the establishment of a democratic institutional framework and the rule of law. 

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