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Parliament adopts draft law on state language in third reading

Deputies adopted a draft law on the state language in the third reading at a meeting of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday.

At least 69 deputies voted for the constitutional bill. Nobody opposed.

Speaker of the Parliament Nurlanbek Shakiev thanked his colleagues and noted that a historic bill had been adopted.

The draft law on the state language establishes the legal framework for the use of the Kyrgyz language, implementation of language policy, obligations of state bodies and local government bodies in creation of conditions for its development.

A list of persons who are required to speak the state language and use it in the performance of their official duties has been determined. These are state and municipal employees, deputies, military, judges, heads and employees of educational institutions of all forms of ownership, state and municipal health care institutions, teachers and scientists, and others.