Bishkek, being the administrative, political and economic center of the republic, attaches great importance to international cooperation with foreign cities and regions, which began on August 14, 1991, when the first city with which contacts were established was the city of Kumi of the Republic of Korea.

At present, the legal framework of modern relations of the capital municipality consists of agreements with 20 twin cities and 24 partner cities: CIS - 16, Europe and America - 9, Asia 14, Middle East 4. Bishkek is a member of such international intercity associations, as International Assembly of Capitals and Large Cities of the CIS (IPA), World Organization of Capitals "United Cities and Local Governments", Union of Municipalities of Turk's world etc.

Within its competence, the mayor's office of Bishkek establishes and maintains contact with embassies, consulates, honorary consuls and international organizations accredited in the capital. The Mayor's Office of Bishkek city, on the basis of partnership, twinning and mutual benefit, ensures the implementation of the policy of the capital municipality in the field of international relations.  The legal basis for the international activities of the mayor's office of Bishkek is the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Interaction of State Bodies in the Sphere of Foreign Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic "and other regulatory legal acts of the Kyrgyz Republic.  

In addition to the generally accepted goals in the field of international relations - international understanding and international exchange, the work of the metropolitan municipality is primarily aimed at strengthening the positive image of the capital, both within the country and abroad, by creating and maintaining favorable conditions for the sustainable development of the city and further growth in the well-being of its residents. 

Department of international cooperation and protocol

Tel.: +996 312-62-61-71

Email: oms@meria.kg

166, Chui Ave., Bishkek 720001, Kyrgyz Republic

Staff members:

Head of Department

Bekkul Dzhekshenkulov

+996 312 979195 (ext.1017)

bekkul@meria.kg 

Chief Specialist

Meerim Kydyralieva 

+996 312 979195 (ext. 1046)

kydyralieva@meria.kg 

Leading Specialist

Aiperi Sydykova

On maternity leave

sydykova@meria.kg 

Specialist 

Elvira Rahimova

+996 312 979195 (ext. 1045)

rahimova@meria.kg 

Specialist

Ayim Turmanova

On maternity leave



 Countries in alphabetical order 
No.Country
City
Date of commencement
1Belarus
Minsk
August 11, 1997
2Federal Republic of GermanyChemnitz
March 19,1997
3Islamic Republic of Iran
Kazvin
April 15, 2003


Tehran
May 23, 1994
4Kazakhstan
Almaty
June 3, 1993

Nursultan
September 8, 2011
5Kingdom of Belgium
Liege
October 23, 2012
6People's Republic of China
Lianyungang
October 21, 2014

Shenzhen
November 17, 2013

Wuhan
July 22, 2016

Yinchuan Ningxi
May 23, 2000
7Republic of Korea
Kumi
August 14, 1991
8Republic of Turkey
Ankara
June 26, 1992

Samsun
November 1, 2013

Trabzon
September 3, 2014
9Russian Federation
Chelyabinsk
June 15, 2018

Ufa (Bashkortostan)
July 13, 2017
10The State of Qatar
Doha
December 8, 2014
11Turkmenistan
Ashgabat
August 23, 2018
12United States of America
Colorado Springs
February 22, 1994