Russia, US agree to work jointly for Kyrgyz stability

Russia and the US have agreed to work jointly to help stabilise the situation in Kyrgyzstan, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Moscow: Russia and the US have agreed to
work jointly to help stabilise the situation in Kyrgyzstan,
according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The decision to the effect was taken at a meeting
between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and US
Assistant Secretary of State George Kroll, the ministry said
in a statement.

Both the leaders have agreed to "coordinate their
efforts for stabilising the situation in the former Soviet
republic," it said.

"The situation in the Kyrgyz Republic, including
preparations for the forthcoming referendum on the country`s
new Constitution and parliamentary elections were discussed,"
the statement said.

In early April, bloody uprisings swept Kyrgyzstan
killing over 80 people and leading to ouster former President
Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

An interim government, headed by former Foreign
Minister Roza Otunbayeva, was formed by the opposition but
discontent continues.

The interim government had announced a referendum on
the new Constitution of the country on June 27 and elections
of the Kyrgyz Parliament on October 10.

PTI

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