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OSCE diplomats lend tepid support to Kyrgyzstan

07-18-2010 13:35 BJT

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Senior diplomats from Western and former Soviet countries have agreed to boost their support for violence-wracked Kyrgyzstan. The officials concluded an informal gathering of diplomats from 56 member states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan says it will give Kyrgyzstan 10 million U.S. dollars worth of emergency assistance.

That comes on top of multimillion-dollar aid packages pledged by the United States, European Union nations and Russia.

The OSCE said it will also provide aid for the country's upcoming parliamentary elections.

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev (C, bottom) and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Foreign Ministers pose for photo during their informal meeting at Ak-Bulak resort, 35 km (22 miles) southeast of Almaty July 17, 2010.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev (C, bottom) and the Organisation for 
Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Foreign Ministers pose for photo during 
their informal meeting at Ak-Bulak resort, 35 km (22 miles) southeast of Almaty 
July 17, 2010.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, said, "It is an important moment for the country now, which is characterized by the escalation of pre-election competition on the eve of parliamentary elections in the Republic."

Kyrgyzstan has returned to relative calm since clashes between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in June claimed hundreds of lives and reduced large parts of southern cities to smoldering ruins.

The OSCE worries the country's fragile stability might deteriorate at any time and threaten regional security.

Marc Perrin De Brichambaut, OSCE Secretary General, said, "Yesterday's debate has shown that these objectives are shared among ministers and that there is a need for intensified cooperation. The time has come to move to concrete actions and to step up the pace."

The 56 diplomats were trying to send a 52-member unarmed police mission to the central Asian nation to monitor the situation for four months to help the interim government maintain its stability.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source:

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