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Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Kyrgyz / Dutch Relations

H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Erlan Abdyldaev.

Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Kingdom of the Netherlands celebrates the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and the Netherlands.

This year Kyrgyzstan celebrates the 25th anniversary of its official relations with the Netherlands. On 10th of June 1992 the parties exchanged verbal notes confirming the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and the Netherlands.

H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Erlan Abdyldaev and H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mr. Bert Koenders exchanged congratulatory messages

Bishkek, June 10, 2017

Your Excellency,

Accept my sincerely congratulations on occasion of 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyz Republic and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Stressing the interest of the Kyrgyz Republic in strengthening the Kyrgyz-Dutch cooperation in areas of mutual interest, I express my hope for the ongoing development of relations between our countries, which have an untapped potential for further deepening and expansion.

In the current instability, the development of our bilateral relations assumes even greater importance, while respecting such values ​​as the rule of law, a free market and cooperation in multilateral format on issues of peace and security.

Your Excellency, please accept my best wishes of good health, prosperity and success in Your activity, and to the people of the Netherlands – peace and prosperity.

Yours sincerely,

Erlan Abdyldaev

H.E. Bert Kunders , Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingom of The Netherlands. Photography by Henry Arvidson.

Hague, June 2017

His Excellency Mr. Abdyldaev Erlan Bekeshovich

To the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic

Bishkek

Your Excellency, Dear Erlan,

Allow me to extend my warmest congratulations on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kyrgyz Republic collaborate in a wide range of areas through a number of international platforms, including the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Our economic ties have strengthened in the past year, especially in the field of agriculture. An important aspect of our relationship are the people-to-people contacts. A noteworthy example is the diplomatic training that young Kyrgyz diplomats receive every year at the Clingendael Institute for International Relations.

The Netherlands welcomes the close ties between the European Union and Kyrgyzstan, that have developed over the years, in areas of mutual interest, such as security, sustainable development, democracy, and human rights.

Once again, please accept my best wishes on the occasion of this important milestone.

Yours sincerely,

Bert Kunders

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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For additional pictures on the 25th Anniversary, please open the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/121611753@N07/albums/72157685558172286

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary was held the evening of Kyrgyz culture evening at the office of the “Tribes” Dutch company – “Kyrgyz Amsterdam SOM”, designed in Kyrgyz style. National decorations, stylized by yurt cabin, bar stools from the saddles, pictures and photographs from Kyrgyzstan – everywhere the Kyrgyz color is traced.

Ms Aijan Azizova, Third Secretary at the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Brussels.

The welcoming speech was delivered by  the representatives of the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The official part of the event presented the tourism and investment potential of Kyrgyzstan.

Guests of the evening had the opportunity to ask interested questions to official representatives of Kyrgyz and Dutch tourism companies, get advice from specialists, plan their holidays and book a tour to the Kyrgyz Republic.

Dutch musician Daniel Hentschel impressed foreign guests with his virtuosic play on the kygyz national instrument – ooz komuz. Each of those wishing to test their musical abilities, was able to take part at the flashmob arranged by him on the national instrument. During the whole evening, were shown videos about Kyrgyzstan and popular kyrgyz songs.

In honor of the holiday, was launched photo exhibition and exhibition-fair of samples of Kyrgyz folk-applied art from leather and felt (shyrdaks, slippers, silk scarves with felt ornament, etc.).

Kyrgyz cuisine was represented by traditional dishes: pilaf, samsa, chuchuk, kurut, etc. In order to promote kyrgyz agriculture food products to the Dutch market, the Embassy presented natural juices from Kyrgyzstan, which already presented on the Belgian market, traditional drinks “Shoro” and “Tan“, famous Kyrgyz cognac, as well as different varieties of honey and dried fruits.

Representatives of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, international organizations, business, science and cultural circles, friends and partners of the Embassy, ​​as well as compatriots living in the Benelux countries took part in that event.

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All the pictures are by the Press service of the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the kingdom of Belgium.
Kyrgyz Minister’s picture by the Press service of the MFA of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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