We are celebrating the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, raising awareness for an issue many times invisible, but still present in our societies. The EU has been working on the prevention and fight against human trafficking through its actions on the ground and through the collaboration at local and international levels.
We have learnt the news of the passing of Azimjan Askarov. The European Union expresses its condolences to Mr. Askarov’s family and friends.
The EU had followed the judicial process against Mr. Askarov since his arrest in 2010. On the basis of the opinion of the UN Human Rights Committee, we had expressed repeatedly our opinion on the court proceedings and had called for Mr. Askarov’s release.
The European Union has launched a comprehensive EUR 3 million (KGS 265 Million) Central Asia COVID-19 Crisis Response (CACCR) solidarity package, addressing the health system challenges of Central Asian countries.
As the world’s largest regional security organisation, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is a cornerstone of the multilateral rules-based order and the European security architecture. The effective functioning of the OSCE is central to ensuring that our European continent develops into a pillar for peace, prosperity and justice for the rest of the world.
A 24.8 million euro was received by the treasury account of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic last week from the European Union as budget support grants for education and social protection sectors.
The following projects are currently implemented in Kyrgyzstan: Strengthening civil society organisations' and youth' participation in local socio-economic development and Enhancing CBO and LA to promote socio-economic development in Leilek district