The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry on July 12 accused the two U.S. Embassy employees of conducting activities that were incompatible with their diplomatic status.
Today, the Foreign Ministry said it hopes relations between Bishkek and Washington will continue to develop, despite the tit-for-tat expulsion of embassy personnel.
Reports that six Kyrgyz security officers who were undergoing training in the United States were recently asked to leave the country cannot be officially confirmed.
(AKIpress, Kabar. 24.kg)
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