Otunbayeva favors OSCE help in settling Kyrgyz conflict

08:32, June 28, 2010      

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Kyrgyz interim leader Roza Otunbayeva on Sunday welcomed the idea of sending police forces of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to help maintain stability in the country's southern part.

"Currently, an OSCE assessing commission is working in southern Kyrgyzstan to consider the possibility of the OSCE police forces' involvement in resolving the crisis," Otunbayeva told a press conference.

"The interim government is favoring this idea and believes that participation of third forces in settling the conflict appears to be necessary," she said.

A spokeswoman for Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said Friday that the OSCE police assessment mission would carry out three main tasks: monitoring, supervisory control and consultations in the framework of a package of measures adopted by the OSCE Secretariat.

Otunbayeva said at the press conference that Kyrgyz voters have approved a draft constitution for the country through Sunday's referendum.

The referendum came only two weeks after deadly ethnic clashes in Osh and Jalalabad killed nearly 300 people and displaced thousands of others.

Source: Xinhua


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