US reduces fees for Kyrgyz citizens receiving student, work visas


BISHKEK -- A fee reduction for Kyrgyz citizens seeking student and work visas for the United States came into effect Wednesday (August 7).

The agreement emerged from the fourth round of US-Kyrgyz Annual Bilateral Consultations on July 31.

During the consultations, the first since 2015, the two countries agreed on a plan to develop a regional power market for Central Asia.

Officials from the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health and US Agency for International Development signed a Statement of Partnership to battle tuberculosis, and the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry agreed to facilitate visas for more students from Central Asia and Afghanistan to attend the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek.

"This is a new era for our partnership," Henick told the Kyrgyz delegation. "The Kyrgyz Republic has always played a leadership role as a strong democracy in Central Asia."

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