Invitation to the III Forum of Compatriots “Mekendeshter 2016”

International Public Foundation “Initiative of Roza Otunbayeva” invites compatriots to take part in the Third Forum of Compatriots “Mekendeshter – 2016”, which will take place August 1-2, 2016 on the basis of the Osh State University, Osh.

Forum of Compatriots “Mekendeshter – 2016” – is a regular event (every two years), which has proven to be a successful platform for effective dialogue between compatriots, government and businesses. The forum was set up to discuss real business projects and prospects of socio – economic development, investment and innovative future of the Kyrgyz Republic.

During the Forum, our compatriots living and working abroad in all parts of the world, as well as representatives of business groups, mainly from three areas – Osh, Jalalabad and Batken – will hear presentations from government members on the state of each sector, prospects and ways of doing business in the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as investment climate. In addition, participants will have an opportunity of exchanging ideas, discuss the possibilities in implementing various projects for the country, region, district and city.

One and half day Forum will incorporate plenary and breakout sessions on topical issues of development of the country with the participation of our fellow citizens temporarily living away from the homeland, discussions, exhibition space, the fair of local souvenirs. Participants of the forum will be able to enjoy the performance by the folk groups, to meet and to get samples of arts and crafts, felt carpets, leather goods, jewelry, cheegrass handcrafts, ceramic products.

One of the main partners of the Forum “Mekendeshter – 2016” is the Osh State University, which is creating a great cultural program. A wide range of tourist programs will be offered for forum participants. All three regions – Osh, Jalalabad, Batken – are known for their unique cultural and natural attractions. Osh tourism companies developed a catalog of tourist routes, which you can find on websites, and

This event is held by the International Public Foundation “Initiative of Roza Otunbayeva” in partnership and with the direct participation of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic represented by the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, the State Migration Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the mayor’s office of Osh city, Osh State University, the Association ” Zamandash “and is aimed at improving the investment climate and to further encourage the inflow of domestic and foreign investments in the region.

For more information about the forum and registration, you can find on the website: