Japarov approves communique on establishment of diplomatic ties with Antigua and Barbuda.
President Sadyr Japarov has signed the resolution approving the joint communique on establishment of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and Antigua and Barbuda, the president’s press service reported.
The Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to UK is authorized to sign the above joint communique with the right to make minor changes and additions.
A Central Asian state bordering China, Kyrgyzstan became independent with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
It has some oil and gas and a developing gold mining sector, but relies on imports for most of its energy needs.
Resentment at widespread poverty and ethnic divisions between north and south have spilled over into violence, and the country’s first two post-Soviet presidents were swept from power by popular discontent.
Settled by Kyrgyz tribes from southern Siberia in the 17th century, the area was ruled by various regional powers before coming under Russian and then Soviet rule.
Most of its six million people are Turkic-speaking Muslims.
In 2014 Kyrgyzstan shut a US military base which had supplied US troops in Afghanistan with personnel and cargo since 2001. Russia retains a military airbase in the country.
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