Cooperation of Switzerland and Kyrgyzstan
Swiss Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan began in 1993 shortly after Kyrgyzstan became independent and joined the Swiss-led voting group at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. This special relationship was one of the reasons Kyrgyzstan became one of the focal partners for Swiss Cooperation in Central Asia.
On 14th of November 1994 an official cooperation agreement was signed between the Swiss and Kyrgyz Governments and in 1996the Swiss Cooperation Office was opened in Bishkek. Later, the Swiss Government decided to elevate the level of Switzerland’s representation in the Kyrgyz Republic by opening an embassy. On 5th November 2012 the Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic was inaugurated.
Today the Swiss Embassy supports and supervises projects of two Swiss Federal Agencies – the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
Swiss assistance in Kyrgyzstan
Since 1994Switzerland has provided around CHF 350 million to Kyrgyzstan in the form of technical, financial and humanitarian support.
Switzerland supportsKyrgyzstan in itseconomic, social and political transitions. The overall goal is to support the transition process in Kyrgyzstan by assisting public and private institutions at all levels to deliver better services in an equitable and effective way in the three domains of health, public sector reformand infrastructure,andprivate sector development.
In theHealthdomain, Switzerland aims toensure equitable access and to improve the quality of health services delivered countrywide, with a focus on rural areas.
In thePublic Sector Reform and Infrastructuredomain, Switzerlandaims to increase equitable access for citizens to services through transparent and efficient use of public resources.
In thePrivate Sector Developmentdomain, Switzerland aims to strengthen the private sector, which leads to job creation, economic growth, and ultimately poverty reduction.
 Members in the Swiss led constituencies at the Bretton Woods Institutions: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Montenegro, Poland
 Members in the Swiss led constituency at the EBRD: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey, Lichtenstein