The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Berlin to establish comprehensive migration cooperation with Kyrgyzstan. The agreement was signed on behalf of the Federal Government by Dr Joachim Stamp, Special Representative for Migration Agreements, and on behalf of Kyrgyzstan by Foreign Minister Dscheenbek Kulubajew.
In view of Germany’s need for skilled labour, the intended migration agreement is to create further opportunities for legal labour migration and at the same time include the readmission of persons without a right of residence. The agreement was prepared by Stamp’s visit to Kyrgyzstan in early August.
The Special Representative said: “With Uzbekistan and now also Kyrgyzstan, we are on the right track with two potential partners in Central Asia for urgently needed regular immigration into the German labour market. Not only the states but also hard-working and qualified young people could benefit from this. On the other hand, we will always be concerned with clear rules for the readmission of people without the right to stay.” The Federal Government is also holding talks with Uzbekistan on migration cooperation.