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Chelan County to be sister region with province in Kyrgyzstan

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WENATCHEE — Chelan County is close to becoming a “sister region” with the province of Issyk-Kul in the mountainous Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan.

Chelan County commissioners have agreed to the relationship to encourage friendship, good will and increased tourism among the two regions, which share similar climates, geographies, tree-fruit histories and beautiful lakes.

County commission president, Doug England, and the governor of Issyk-Kul, Emil Kaptagaev, signed an agreement May 22 in Chelan.

“We were careful not to make any…

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