Bishkek, 31 August 2022 (TDI): The Republic of Kyrgyzstan is celebrating its 31st Independence today on August 31. On this occasion, Kyrgyzstan received wishes from all over the world.

The Ambassador of Estonia to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, Toomas Tirs, wished Kyrgyzstan on its 31st  Independence day.

Bilateral Relations between Estonia and Kyrgyzstan

Estonia’s first honorary consulate was opened in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on December 13, 2013. The bilateral relations between Estonia and Kyrgyzstan have always been good and practical.

Kyrgyzstan is the main recipient in Central Asia of Estonia’s development cooperation policy. The first Kyrgyz visit to Estonia at the Foreign Minister level took place in April 2017.

The Foreign Ministers of the two countries signed a convention for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion during the visit.

Different dignitaries from the European Union (EU) also sent their felicitations to Kyrgyzstan on its Independence day.

History of Kyrgyz Independence day

The Independence day of Kyrgyzstan is its National Day and commemorates independence from the Soviet Union on 31 August 1991.

Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked region in central Asia and lies at the crossroads of the ancient Silk Road trade route between Europe and China.

The eastern part of modern-day Kyrgyzstan was ceded to the Russian Empire by the Chinese under the Treaty of Tarbagatai after the middle of the 19th century. The territory was formally incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1876.

The country became part of the Soviet Union after the Russian revolution, going through different national statuses until 5 December 1936, when the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic became a full republic of the Soviet Union.

On 31 August 1991, an extraordinary session of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan adopted a resolution on the “Declaration on State Independence of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan” following the collapse of the Soviet Union.