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President of Kyrgyzstan promised to maintain official status of Russian language

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President of Kyrgyzstan promised to maintain official status of Russian language


Photo: © Press office of President of Kyrgyzstan . 

Russian language will remain the official language in Kyrgyzstan, Head of state Sooronbai Jeenbekov promised. He said this during his speech at the opening ceremony of Russian-Kyrgyz forum of university rectors, RIA Novosti reports. According to him, Russian language had, has and will have the official status. 

President of Kyrgyzstan is convinced that education promotes respect for other cultures and languages. 

There is no doubt that integration in educational sphere is a condition for successful development, Jeenbekov added. President recalled that three decades ago, both countries were part of a single educational space, which was a successful competitor to others. Today, after so many years, it became clear that it must be returned. “Our strategic partnership forms the human capital we have,” President summed up. 

The official status of the Russian language in Kyrgyzstan is enshrined in the Constitution. State documents of the Republic are published in Russian and Kyrgyz. Schools also teach students in two languages. 

Representatives of the opposition proposed to submit the question of the status of Russian language to referendum, but abandoned this idea later. 

Note, the forum of heads of higher educational institutions of the two countries is held in Bishkek for the first time. It is dedicated to the state visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Kyrgyzstan, which is scheduled for March 28. The Development of Science and Education - Investment in the Future is the theme of the forum. The main goal is to strengthen cooperation in field of science and education. 

Heads of departments of science and higher education Olga Vasilyeva and Mikhail Kotyukov represent our country. The delegation includes heads of several dozen Russian universities. Rector of Moscow State University, Chairman of Russian Union of Rectors Viktor Sadovnichy heads the delegation.

Russian Language as the Basis for Scientific and Educational Integration of Russia and Kyrgyzstan will be one of the issues submitted for discussion.

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