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Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Ambassador Toktogulov on Central Asian security, Kyrgyz-U.S. relations, and Kyrgyzstan’s democracy.

Diplomatic Access

The Diplomat presents “Diplomatic Access,” a ongoing series of exclusive interviews with ambassadors from the Asia-Pacific region. By talking to these diplomats, we’ll give readers a sense of each country’s perspective on various regional economic and security trends — from TPP to the Silk Road Economic Belt; from the South China Sea disputes to the Islamic State. Check out the whole series to date here.

In this interview, His Excellency Kadyr M. Toktogulov, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the U.S., discusses Central Asian security, Kyrgyz-U.S. relations, and Kyrgyzstan’s 25th year as an independent state.