The order issued today says that, as of April 1, foreign nationals and noncitizens will be barred from working at open-air markets.
It also says that the number of foreigners should not exceed 10 percent of the traders working at any given supermarket or shopping center in Kyrgyzstan.
Authorities have denied the move is aimed at squeezing foreigners out of the country.
(24.kg, AKIpress, Kabar)
Workers preparing for celebrations of the constitutional compromise in Bishkek on November 9 (RFE/RL)
A STABLE FOUNDATION? On November 9, RFE/RL's Washington office hosted a briefing featuring RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service Director Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev and RFE/RL analyst Daniel Kimmage.
LISTENListen to the complete discussion (about 80 minutes):
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