10 February, 10:00

Meeting of compatriots in honour of Kyrgyz writer Ch.Aitmatov

On February 7, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, with the assistance of the Kyrgyz Embassy in Malaysia was organized a meeting of compatriots residing in Malaysia. The meeting was organized by joint efforts of active members of the Kyrgyz diaspora in Malaysia. The events took place in honor of the 90th anniversary of the birth of the great Kyrgyz writer Chyngyz Aitmatov.

At the beginning of the event, the Embassy informed the audience of the main events taking place in the Kyrgyz Republic. It was noted that the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic H.E. Mr. Sooronbay Zheenbekov, 2018 was declared the Year of Regional Development. The representative of the Embassy added that the decree implies special attention to the creation of new jobs in the regions, which will lead to a reduction in internal and external migration processes, and efforts will be directed to the development of road transport infrastructure, supporting the export potential of the regions, creating conditions for supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, attracting investments for the economic development of the regions of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Further, the Chairman of the Kyrgyz Diaspora in Malaysia, Ms. A. Akimalieva said that 2018 will be the 90th anniversary of the birth of kyrgyz writer Chyngyz Aitmatov which will be celebrated in the Kyrgyz Republic and, in this connection, called upon the attendees to contribute to the popularization of the Kyrgyz writer's novels in higher education institutions and among citizens of Malaysia. Also, A. Akimalieva shared plans of the Kyrgyz Diaspora to organize similar meetings during 2018.

Then the guests of the event were offered national dishes, and a concert program. The program included the performance of famous comedy artists from Kyrgyzstan and games among guests of the evening.

The event also provided an opportunity to exchange views on pressing consular issues among Kyrgyz citizens living in Malaysia.

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