The new President of Kyrgyzstan has promised to fight corruption

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Activesprite in photobacteria-Minister of Kyrgyzstan Jeenbekov Sooronbai. Archival photoThe new President of Kyrgyzstan has promised to fight corruption© RIA Novosti / Alexander Activesprite the image Bank

Newly appointed fifth President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov believes that the most priority direction in its activity on a post of the head of state should be the fight against corruption.

Jeenbekov, who was elected during nationwide elections on 15 October, was sworn in and officially took office as head of state on Friday.

«The priority during my presidency will be the fight against corruption among officials. The main essence of this struggle – all are equal before the law. We do not and will not be untouchable. The country can not develop, while the government will not be transparent,» said Jeenbekov during the inauguration ceremony.

In his words, «ruthless fight against corruption» initiated under former President Almazbek Atambaev, created the conditions for the purification of society. «People with a lot of confidence began to refer to the government because sooner or later, «the thief will sit in prison.» As President, I will put strict requirements to all branches of government,» said Jeenbekov.