Kyrgyzstan is a member of the Swiss voting constituencies in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the Global Environment Fund (GEF).
In the spring of 2012, the Federal Council upgraded the Swiss cooperation office in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, to embassy status. The embassy was officially opened in November 2012.
The embassy is responsible for safeguarding Switzerland's interests and facilitating technical and economic cooperation projects carried out by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
A consular section that provides visa services was opened in Bishkek in November 2013.
Switzerland is also active in Central Asia in the field of water diplomacy. The 'Blue Peace Central Asia' initiative promotes regional cooperation among the five Central Asian countries and provides political and technical support for transboundary water management. A regional adviser based in Almaty (Kazakhstan) coordinates Switzerland's activities in the region.
International Monetary Fund
Global Environment Facility
Blue Peace: Water as an element of security