Kyrgyz President: No need to switch to Latin alphabet
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 16
President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov received today Chairman of the National Commission on the State Language under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Nazarkul Ishekeyev, Trend reports citing Kabar.
The meeting was held on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Law “On the State Language of the Kyrgyz Republic,” the President’s press service reported.
Chairman of the National Commission for the State Language Nazarkul Ishekeyev provided information on planned activities within the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Law “On the State Language of the Kyrgyz Republic”.
He also spoke about the measures implemented in the National Program for the Development of the State Language and Improvement of the Language Policy in the Kyrgyz Republic for 2014–2020.
The measures to further develop and popularize the state language among citizens and improve language policy were discussed at the meeting.
Jeenbekov, noting the special role of the state language in the life of the country, emphasized that language policy is a relevant and significant direction of state policy.
He also noted the need for widespread use of the state language not only in everyday life, but also in all sectors. “It is necessary to increase the importance of the Kyrgyz language and use it in all spheres of public life, especially in the system of public administration,” the president said.
The head of state expressed his opinion on the transition to the Latin alphabet, which has recently been discussed in society. The President noted that there is no need to switch to the Latin alphabet.
“The cultural and scientific potential of our country has achieved success in the conditions when it relied on the Cyrillic alphabet. Without wasting time on unnecessary discussions, we must use the available opportunities to achieve our goals and development,” Jeenbekov emphasized.
The state language in Kyrgyzstan is the Kyrgyz and the official language is Russian.