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Atambayev: We have real battleworthy army

«We can say with full confidence: we have a real battleworthy army,» the president of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev said today.

According to him, the defense capability of the country has been radically strengthened, skirmishes on the borders have stopped and the borders have become a gateway to cooperation and friendship.

He added that the country fulfills all social obligations. «International financial institutions have stopped considering us a poor country. Over five years, extreme poverty declined by 4.5 times. We achieved great success in foreign policy. Today we are on an equal footing with foreign partners. We have learned to defend national interests. Now we must actively promote them,» Almazbek Atambayev said.

He noted that he sees a powerful rise in national self-awareness. «The people of Kyrgyzstan overcame for a long time the syndrome of inferiority imposed on us, the habit of living according to strange patterns,» Atambayev said.