Kyrgyzstan, USA discuss new visa restrictions on citizens of Kyrgyzstan AKIPRESS.COM - Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov met with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Feb.
3 to discuss joint steps to cancel recently imposed new US visa restrictions, Kyrgyz foreign ministry said. US President Donald Trump administration announced Jan 31 various visa restrictions on immigrants from Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania.
It is not a total travel ban, business, student, and tourist visas are still issued. In Tashkent, Aidarbekov said the US visa restrictions on Kyrgyzstan directly affect the interests of citizens of Kyrgyzstan.
"Kyrgyz side expressed dismay that Kyrgyzstan and a few other nations were the only ones among 80 nations of the world, which haven't yet introduced biometric passports, to face new US visa restrictions, which contradict to the...