50,000 people annually leave
According to him, in some years, up to 170,000 Kyrgyz citizens left the country for this purpose.
At present, 710,000 of our citizens are in external labor migration, 616,000 of whom are in Russia, in Kazakhstan — 30,000, in South Korea — 14,000, in Turkey — 30,000 and 20,000 people work in other countries.Alexander Koak
He noted that the amount of remittances from migrants increases every year.
«In 2015, they transferred $ 1,683,600, in 2016 — by $ 300 million more, and for 8 months of 2017 the transfers amounted to $ 1.5 billion,» the expert said.
Large Public Council was formed in 2012 within the framework of the project «Promoting the Rights of Families Affected by Migration». Meetings of the council address issues faced by migrant workers and members of their families that have not been resolved at the local government level. The council includes members of the Parliament, representatives of ministries, international organizations, diasporas, trade unions and others.