The IARU member-societies have voted to admit the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society (BARS) and the Amateur Radio Union of the Kyrgyz Republic (ARUKR) to membership. IARU congratulates both ARUKR and BARS and welcomes them and their entire membership.
BARS was founded on 23 July 2020 and is legally registered/recognized to represent the amateurs of Bahrain. As of September there were 15 members out of a total of 88 licensed radio amateurs in the country.
ARUKR was founded on 25 October 2013 and is legally registered/recognized to represent the amateurs of Kyrgyzstan. As of October 2019 all 110 licensed amateurs in the country were member of ARUKR.