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UK Minister of Justice visited the Kyrgyz Republic

The purpose of his visit was to learn more about the country's ongoing justice sector reform and to reiterate UK support for the process.

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Lord Faulks speaks at the Law Academy in Bishkek
Lord Faulks speaks at the Law Academy in Bishkek

On 9-10 October Lord Faulks, QC, became the first UK justice minister to visit the Kyrgyz Republic. The purpose of his visit was to learn more about the ongoing justice sector reform in the Kyrgyz Republic and to reiterate UK support for the process.

During his visit Lord Faulks met Head of Presidential Administration Narymbaev, Minister of Justice Shykmamatov, Interior Minister Turganbaev, General Prosecutor Salyanova, Supreme Court Chief Djamasheva and Deputy Foreign Minister Otorbaev. Lord Faulks also met representatives of business and civil society. He delivered a speech on “Justice and Human Rights: A UK Perspective” at the Law Academy of the Kyrgyz Republic and gave a range of media interviews.

At the end of his visit, Lord Faulks said:

I have detected a determination to complete ambitious rule of law reform in the Kyrgyz Republic. The UK is ready to support the complex and challenging justice sector reform in Kyrgyzstan, and to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Please click on the link to see the photos from his meetings.

Published 24 October 2014