On 3 February 2022, a round table entitled “30 years of diplomatic relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany: the status and prospects of mutually beneficial cooperation” was held at the Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy.

Organisers of the event:

– Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic

– Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Federal Republic of Germany

– Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Kyrgyz Republic

– Moderator of the event Professor L.A. Imanalieva, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Welcoming speeches were made to the conference by Chinara Adamkulova, Rector of the Diplomatic Academy, Nuran Niyazaliev, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Gabriela Gellil, Ambassador of Germany to the Kyrgyz Republic, Leila Lourova, Deputy Chair of the Jogorku Kenesh Committee on International Affairs, Defence, Security and Migration, Member of the Jogorku Kenesh, Askar Beshimov, Head of the Department of Research, Policy Development and Reform Implementation – Deputy Head of the Political and Economic Research Department of the Presidential Administration KR, Kuban Kabaev, expert in the foreign policy department of the Presidential Administration.

Presentations were made by Ambassador of Germany to the Kyrgyz Republic Gabriela Gellil, Former ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Federal Republic of Germany – Apas Jumagulov, chairman of the “People’s Council of the Germans of the Kyrgyz Republic” NGO – Valery Diehl, Former ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Federal Republic of Germany – Bolot Otunbaev, Former ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Federal Republic of Germany – Ernis Otorbaev, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic – Nadira Zhusupbekova, Head of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Central Asia Office – Ronny Heine, Rector of the Kyrgyz-German Institute of Applied Informatics – Aida Tologonova, Head of the Centre for Business Education at the Kyrgyz Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Coordinator of the Management Training Programme of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection – Cholpon Beishenalieva

The round table were well attended by Muratbek Imanaliev, Director of the Centre for Analysis of International Relations of the MA of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic, Max Georg Meyer, Resident Representative of the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Central Asia, Rustam Asizbaev, Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies of the Kyrgyz Republic, Philip Jahn Head of the Representative Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tolkunbek Asykulov, director of the branch of the Nature Conservation Union of Germany (NABU) in the Kyrgyz Republic, Joachim Fritz, Head of the IRGC Delegation to the KR, Bolot Moldobekov, co-director of the Central-Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences (CAIAG) in Bishkek, Katya Teves, Head of the DAAD Information Centre in Bishkek, Hovsep Voskanyan, Head of the German Economic Mission in Central Asia, Anipa Usupkojoeva, Director of the Kyrgyz-German Technical Institute at KSTU, Andreas Schneider, Director of the KfW Regional Office for Central Asia, Edil Osmonbetov, advisor to the Director of the Kyrgyz Institute for Strategic Studies, Professor Ainur Jorobekova, Head of the International Relations and Law Department, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Irina Orolbaeva, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic, acting Professor, David Westenfelder, Deputy Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kyrgyz Republic, representatives: Laura Kunkel from the Cultural Section of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Kyrgyz Republic and Torge Matthiesen from the Development Cooperation Section of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Kyrgyz Republic, Anvar Anarbaev, Director of the Department of Analysis, Planning and Co-ordination of Foreign Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Ermek Omuraliev, Director of the Sixth Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mirbek Karybayev, Head of the Department of the Third Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Urmat uulu Mirat, First Secretary of the Third Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Second Secretaries of the Department of Analysis, Planning and Co-ordination of Foreign Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Nurjan uulu Uluqbek and Savitahun Isakov, Asankan kyzy Mahabat Third Secretary of the Sixth Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Elida Akmatbekova, an expert from the Foreign Ministry’s Foreign Policy Analysis, Planning and Co-ordination Department.

On 3 February 1992, Kyrgyzstan and Germany established diplomatic relations. Germany was among the first western countries to recognize Kyrgyzstan’s independence and opened a diplomatic mission in Bishkek.

During the event, the round table participants exchanged views on the high achievements in the political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres during the 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and stated that the multifaceted relations between Kyrgyzstan and the Federal Republic of Germany will continue to develop.