In Bishkek, the State Agency for Local Government and Inter-Ethnic Relations (SALGIER) under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic together with the State Personnel Service of the Kyrgyz Republic (SPS) and the representative office of Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSS) held a conference on “Prospects for Applying the Bavarian Experience in Rural Development in the Kyrgyz Republic”, kabar.kg reports.
The press service of the institution reported that a representative of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kyrgyz Republic Monika Iversen and representatives of local governments of all the regions of the republic took part in the conference.
During the Conference, Director of the SALGIER Bakhtiyar Saliev welcomed the participants and noted that the main goal of the regional policy of Kyrgyzstan is to ensure the accelerated socio-economic development of the republic’s regions in order to improve the well-being and quality of life of the population through support of the development of key areas, including development centers and respective aiyl aimaks.
“The experience of developing rural areas in Bavaria is useful for us, since 65% of the population of Kyrgyzstan lives in rural areas, where local self-government bodies solve local issues and exercise state powers entrusted to them. In all the issues of local communities, local governments cannot stand aside, whether they are issues of farming, land management, subsoil use or other issues,” Saliev said.
The conference program also presents other experience on local development in Bavaria.