Links to the State Department’s website for background on the country’s political environment.
The United States established diplomatic relations with the Kyrgyz Republic in 1991 following The Kyrgyz Republic’s independence from the Soviet Union. The United States supports The Kyrgyz Republic in its development of an inclusive democracy based upon the rule of law and respect for human rights. The Kyrgyz Republic’s 2017 presidential election marked the first peaceful transfer of presidential power from one democratically-elected President to another in post-Soviet Central Asia. Significant impediments to The Kyrgyz Republic’s development include corruption, aging infrastructure, high unemployment, and endemic poverty. The Kyrgyz Republic, however, benefits from a robust civil society and a relatively free media sector.
U.S. Government assistance goals in the Kyrgyz Republic are to strengthen democratic institutions, support broad-based economic opportunity, enhance regional security, promote greater respect for human rights and the rule of law, and address development challenges in health and education.
For more background information on the political and economic environment of the country, please click on the link below to the U.S. Department of State website.