500-600 thousand Kyrgyz citizens stay abroad -- State Migration Committee.
According to various estimates, the number of Kyrgyz citizens
staying abroad totals 500-600 thousand, said Vice Chairman of the State
Committee for Migration and Employment Tursun Sabyrov during the 8th
international conference of compatriots "Labor migration:
socio-economic, political implications and prospects".Around 550
thousand Kyrgyz citizens visited Russia in 2008, not all of them were
migrant workers. Approximately 60 thousand Kyrgyz citizens stay in
Kazakhstan.The given conference aims to facilitate efforts of the state
and Kyrgyz Diaspora to mitigate effects and to improve management system
of labor migration processes.Leaders of the Kyrgyz Diasporas in Russia,
Kazakhstan, Italy, South Korea, China, Turkey, Egypt, government
officials from the Kyrgyz government, Russian Federal Migration Service,
international and civil society organizations, business community.
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