The Prime Minister Temir Sariev yesterday signed a decree of the government of Kyrgyzstan "On denunciation of the Agreement between the governments of Kyrgyzstan and the United States concerning cooperation on facilitation dated May 19, 1993, signed in Washington."
According to the press service of the Cabinet, in accordance with the decree and the Article 39 of the law "On international treaties of the Kyrgyz Republic" the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic denounces the agreement from August 20, 2015.
After commencement of this regulation the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic should inform the government of the United States of America in accordance with established order.
The Kyrgyz government explained that the agreement provides as follows:
Products, supplies or other property provided or utilized in connection with United States assistance programs may be imported into or exported from, or be used in the Kyrgyz Republic without imposition of any fees, taxes, customs duties, import taxes or other similar taxes or charges, established by KR;
Any government or private US organization, responsible for implementation of promotion programs of the states, as well as every employee of such private organization who are not citizens or permanent residents of Kyrgyzstan and dwell there, will be exempt from any tax on income, social security and other taxes, payment of any tariffs, fees, customs duties, import taxes and other similar taxes or charges imposed on personal and household property etc.
In addition, the civilian and military personnel of the US government, located in the Kyrgyz Republic in connection with the programs of the United States, are provide for status, equal to the status assignable to administrative and technical personnel within Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April 18, 1961.
Recall, the government announced its intention to unilaterally denounce the agreement with the United States on cooperation of 1993 in protest against the award given to the convicted human rights activist Azimzhan Askarov.