"Fall of exchange rate of tenge and currencies of other countries of the world is connected with the U.S. foreign exchange policy and the world financial crisis in general, including in the U.S.," Prof. Aiylchy Sarybayev, Doctor of Economics, said in an interview with Tazabek. "Tenge mainly impacts export and import relations of Kazakhstan. All monetary transactions in Kyrgyzstan are carried out officially in soms and US dollars. Tenge is almost not used in our country. So, there isn't any any particular influence on us, our foreign exchange and economic policies," he added. When asked whether the fall of tenge will impact US dollar exchange rate in Kyrgyzstan, Prof. Dr. Sarybayev replied: "Tenge is unlikely to cause raise of US dollar exchange rate, on the contrary, it will strengthen more, since trade is carried out in our country in US dollars." Dollar exchange rate is strengthening in Kazakhstan, which will require more tenge to buy more dollars. Such possibility lessens in Kazakhstan, as tenge in cash is not already the money it used to be. So, any special changes in som-U.S. dollar exchange rate because of tenge should not take place. This may happen due to other world factors, the expert explained. When asked why som exchange rate is kept, while tenge has fallen, whereas economy of Kazakhstan is stronger than that of Kyrgyzstan, Prof. Satrybayev said the som exchange rate is regulated in Kyrgyzstan for more than 20 years and up to date with loans of international financial institutions. "We have no real sector of economy, we have no economic base of som exchange rate, som rate is absolutely free... This is why we have more or less calm situation. The world trends in dollar exchange rate influence on the situation," he explained. Prof. Dr. Sarybayev said the observed growth of exchange rate of U.S. dollars, Euros occurs in Russia and other countries of the world, which is connected with foreign exchange transactions and policy of the United States.