UN, OSCE, EU back Kyrgyz interim government's efforts for stability

13:39, June 17, 2010      

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The United Nations, OSCE and European Union on Wednesday issued a joint statement backing the Kyrgyz interim government's effort to restore stability to the Central Asian nation.

The statement said the UN, the OSCE and the EU had worked out an emergency action plan with clear-cut moves for helping prevent an escalation of conflict and facilitating reconciliation and reconstruction.

The priority for the time being, the joint statement said, is to set up and secure a corridor for humanitarian aid supplies to the Osh and Jalalabad regions.

Kyrgyzstan's health ministry said Wednesday that almost a week of clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in southern Kyrgyzstan had so far claimed the lives of close to 190 people and wounded nearly 1,900 others.

Source: Xinhua

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