here and now (2000) 10.07.2000
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Video communication with Askar Akayev is carried out from the studio in Bishkek.
The President of Kyrgyzstan speaks about his decision to give the Russian language official state status.
For several years the parliament did not approve the changes proposed by the president, but the new convocation supported this initiative.
Askar Akaev talks about a planned visit to Moscow, during which it is expected to sign an agreement on trade and economic cooperation.
Indicates broad cultural ties between Kyrgyzstan and Russia, close interaction in the field of education.
PersonnelAkayev Askar is the president of Kyrgyzstan.