The Kyrgyz government is sabotaging the integration with the Eurasian Economic Union. Experts of an international forum made such a conclusion.
Moscow, Astana, Minsk and Yerevan use all the opportunities of EEU. Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia have achieved positive performance in many economic positions for a year. This happened in spite of the global crisis and the sanctions policy of the Western countries with regard to the locomotive of the Eurasian Union — Russia.
Kyrgyzstan is the only country that has received no dividends from EEU so far.
Why Kyrgyzstan is still on the periphery of economic cooperation?
The most popular product — Kyrgyz passport
Tajikistan exports Kyrgyz dried fruit posing them as Tajik ones to CIS markets. Local mutton and beef is exported by neighboring Kazakhstan. What does Kyrgyzstan itself offer to EEU? Bishkek has established its state symbols trade.
Kyrgyz passport costs $300 in Moscow. Driver’s license is presented as a gift. Mostly the Tajiks and the Uzbeks want to become new Kyrgyz citizens. Our passport allows citizens of the neighboring countries to work in the capital of the Russian Federation without monthly
Citizens of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan buy Kyrgyz documents already with registration. Almost all of the new Kyrgyzstanis «live» in Osh, Batken and
Under the rule of Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Kyrgyz passports were sold mostly to the natives of Xinjiang. They used them to move to Canada. Passports were issued in Suzak district (home area of Bakiyev’s clan.)
The passport business is put on conveyor now. If earlier the Kyrgyz passports were used by Uighur refugees and Kazakh oligarchs (in 2012, the National Security Committee launched an investigation into the issue of a Kyrgyz passport to disgraced banker Mukhtar Ablyazov), today it is freely bought by migrants from neighboring countries and ISIL terrorists.
The crash of the Turkish cargo plane that fell on Dacha SU village near Manas airport, gave reason to suspect the current authorities of smuggling. Owners of 80 tons of cargo en route from Hong Kong still can be found neither in Turkey, nor in Kyrgyzstan.
Former minister of justice Marat Kaiypov said at an international forum that this was not the first aircraft with smuggled goods. According to him, more than 50 cargo planes with smuggled cargo have landed in Manas airport recently.
In September 2016, during the anniversary summit in Bishkek, Alexander Lukashenko in a private conversation with the presidents said, referring to Almazbek Atambayev: «We know what you’re doing here." Belarusian head of state directly hinted at smuggling, which comes to EEU markets from Kyrgyzstan.
It is all about the people. But not in Kyrgyzstan
In 2016, Russia offered our government to help with the organization of laboratories issuing certificates, needed for the promotion of Kyrgyz goods on the markets of EEU countries.
Moscow was ready to send the necessary experts for training of Kyrgyz workers for a required period.
But Bishkek was busy with other things, the government has been preparing for the 2nd World Nomad Games.
A deputy of the Parliament Kanybek Imanaliev believes that the Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov and his government deliberately sabotage the process of Kyrgyzstan’s integration with the countries of the Eurasian Union.
He cited the words of the Prime Minister at a session of the Parliament.
If God wills, and Kazakhstan helps, then we will build laboratories in 2018.Sooronbay Jeenbekov
The Almighty has not given, and Kazakhstan has not transferred promised $ 100 million so far.
According to Kanybek Imanaliev, not only the Kyrgyz goods, but also the government turned out to be uncompetitive on EEU market.
During December economic summit in 2016 in St. Petersburg, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in response to the claims of the Kyrgyz side said that Kazakhstan was not going to be responsible for inaction of the Kyrgyz government. It is, according to the Kazakh leader, does nothing and waits for Astana to prepare an intergovernmental agreement on the provision of financial assistance without participation of Bishkek.
The President of Kazakhstan was forced to say that he did not have time and desire to do the work of the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan needs EEU, or EEU needs Kyrgyzstan
Taking all the economic parameters into account, Kyrgyzstan is the poorest country in EEU. And for its allies it is ballast, rather than a
But Bishkek can become an equal partner in the long term. And the sooner, as it was stated by the leader of Onuguu Progress party Bakyt Torobaev, the government wakes up, the faster the process of integration in EEU takes place.
Russian, Kazakh and Kyrgyz experts believe that Kyrgyzstan has its own niche in the Eurasian space. It is not necessary to sell its passports and illegally supply Chinese products.
As one of the ideologists of the union with Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia, former prime minister Temir Sariev believes, accession to EEU became a historically correct and politically verified step for Kyrgyzstan.