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2020 declared the Year of regional development, digitalization and child support in Kyrgyzstan

January 9, 2020

Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has signed a decree that declares 2020 the Year of regional development, digitalization of the country and child support, the president’s press service said.

In 2018, Kyrgyzstan identified the development of regions as a key priority of the country's state policy. 2019 was declared the Year of regional development and digitalization of the country, the press service said.

According to the presidential decree, an important direction of the state policy will be the support of children, especially orphans, children in difficult situations and children with disabilities.

The state policy on the development of the country's regions includes a set of measures aimed to develop the domestic economy. One goal is to reduce internal migration, which impacts families and the level of social protection of children, the press service said.