On the Occasion of the Inauguration of the New President of the Kyrgyz Republic

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 24, 2017

The United States government congratulates the Kyrgyz Republic’s newly elected President, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, on his inauguration, which took place today in Bishkek. The United States commends President Jeenbekov and the Kyrgyz people on their commitment to democracy, the orderly election process, and a peaceful transfer of power, the first such transition between democratically elected leaders in Central Asian history. The United States has been a friend and partner of the Kyrgyz Republic for more than 25 years, and we remain committed to the Kyrgyz Republic’s success as a democratic, prosperous, and stable country. The United States looks forward to working with the newly elected President and his administration in the spirit of equality, trust, and mutual respect.