The Kyrgyz Republic acceded to the ISTC Agreement Republic in 1995 upon decision of the Kyrgyz Assembly of National Representatives and Legislative Assembly "Zhogorku Kenesha" of the. This was realized based on the policy pursued by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, directed to support of former weapon scientists and engineers of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Kyrgyz Information Office of the ISTC was set up in February 1996 based on Joint Agreement between the ISTC Secretariat and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Taking into account the tendency of growing number of project proposals from the Kyrgyz Republic and large scientific potential of the Republic, the ISTC Governing Board-XX decided to open the ISTC Branch Office in the Kyrgyz Republic (KyrBO). On December 21, 1999 the Agreement between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the ISTC "On conditions of the ISTC Kyrgyz Branch Office was signed in Bishkek, later ratified by the Governmental Decision.
As of today, the Kyrgyz Republic has received financing for 44 ISTC projects with total funding exceeding $9,7 million. The key directions of R&D in the financed projects are Environment (42 %), Fundamental Sciences (19 %), Biotechnology (13 %), Physics (10 %), Technologies (6 %), other (10 %).
About 50 new project proposals submitted by the Kyrgyz Republic are now at different stages of processing at the ISTC. New Kyrgyz projects extend existing R&D areas of undergoing ISTC projects in the Republic to other areas, such as the problems of medicine in conditions of high mountains, new technologies of processing of geotechnical raw materials, creation of new highly productive sorts of animals and plants.electric wheel chair