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					  Measures regarding Kyrgyzstan taken by the OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office
                      (Events in chronological order)

April    President Nazarbayev expressed his regret about the new cases of
8th      instability and blood-shedding in the fraternal country. He strongly
         disapproved the ongoing violence and looting in the neighbouring republic.
         ‘The Kyrgyz Republic is our neighbour. I look with regret at these
         developments. I feel pity for the brotherly and so close to us Kyrgyz people
         who are being constantly thrown into this turmoil. At the same time, all
         politicians claim that they care about their people, and wish them every
         success. But in reality looting is going on for the second day. Shops are
         being smashed and burnt, banks are closed, business deserts the city, and
         capital disappears from Kyrgyzstan. Nothing is possible if there is no
         stability. It is not the politics or the barricades that one must think of.
         Instead one should think first of all of feeding the people, and giving them
         jobs. As a result, one quarter of the Kyrgyz population lives today below
         the poverty line. The unemployment is huge. Just for comparison, the GDP
         per inhabitant in Kyrgyzstan is 800 USD, while in Kazakhstan it is 8.000
         USD. During the recent years Kazakhstan has simply been enjoying a
         peaceful existence; when people could work safely and raise their children.
         The country has stability. Despite the multiethnic situation people respect
         each other and show a high degree of tolerance. This gives us the
         opportunity to develop and attract investments. All this demonstrates that
         the stability and the people’s peaceful existence are most important’ –
         underlined the RK President N. Nazarbayev.
April    A telephone conversation between the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office,
8th      Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State and Foreign Minister K.Saudabayev and
         the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
         Both expressed their concern about the situation in Kyrgyzstan, sorrow
         about the lost lives and readiness to assist in reconciliation.
         The UN Secretary-General decided to delegate to Kyrgyzstan his Special
         Representative – the Deputy UN Secretary-General, the Executive
         Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe Ján Kubiš. In 2005
         J. Kubiš was the OSCE Secretary-General and participated in settling of the
         situation in Kyrgyzstan.
         The OSCE Chairman-in-Office and the UN Secretary-General agreed to
         closely coordinate their activities also those of their respective Special
         Representatives in Kyrgyzstan
         ‘I deeply regret about the lives lost during the riots and appeal to the
         Kyrgyz people to refrain from violence and through an extensive dialogue
         to reach a rapid stabilization of the situation in the country’ – declared K.
         Saudabayev.
April    The OSCE CiO delegated his Special Representative Zh. Karibzhanov,
8th      Deputy Chairman of the RK Parliament Mazhilis, Head of the Kazakh-
         Kyrgyz Inter-Parliamentary Group, RK Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
         Ambassador. Also Herbert Salber, Director of the OSCE Conflict
         Prevention Centre was delegated to Kyrgyzstan
April    The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State and
8th      Foreign Minister K.Saudabayev phoned the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of
         Russia – Mr.Sergey Lavrov, the Kingdom of Spain (EU Chairmanship) –
        Mr.Miguel Moratinos, the Lithuanian Republic – Mr.Audronius Ažubalis
        and Deputy UN Secretary-General, Executive Secretary of the UN
        Economic Commission for Europe – Mr. Ján Kubiš delegated to
        Kyrgyzstan as UN General Secretary’s Special Representative.
        They supported the Kazakh Chairmanship’s position about the necessity to
        settle the situation in Kyrgyzstan by means of a broad dialogue between all
        countries and highly approved the appointment by the Chairman in Office
        of the Vice-Speaker of the RK Parliament Mazhilis, K. Karibzhanov as
        Special Representative to Kyrgyzstan
        The same day a special session of the OSCE Standing Council was held in
        Vienna on Kazakhstan’s initiative dedicated to the situation in the Kyrgyz
        Republic.
April   A telephone conversation between the OSCE CiO, Kazakhstan’s Secretary
9th     of State and Foreign Minister K. Saudabayev and Minister of Foreign and
        European Affairs of the French Republic Bernard Couchner.
        The ministers expressed their concern about the situation in Kyrgyzstan and
        underlined the importance for all parties to the conflict to understand their
        responsibility for restoration of peace and prevention of further loss of
        lives. Mr. Bernard Couchner expressed France’s support to the OSCE’s
        measures in solving the conflict and informed about the measures used by
        the EU. The French Minister also underlined the importance of efforts of
        such organizations as the OSCE, UN and the European Union in
        stabilization of the situation in Kyrgyzstan observing all constitutional and
        democratic principles.
April   The Special Representatives – from the OSCE CiO’s, Mr. Zh.
12th    Karibzhanov, the CSTO PA – Mr. A. Akhmetov, the UN Secretary-General
        – Mr. J. Kubiš and from the EU - Mr. Pierre Morrel - held a meeting with
        representatives from the EU countries in the Kyrgyz Republic. The issues
        discussed concerned the situation in the KR and harmonization of further
        actions of the parties in order to achieve peace and concord in the country.
        Zh.Karibzhanov informed about the agreement reached between the Special
        Representatives from the OSCE, UN, EU and CSTO on coordination of
        efforts in order to reach an early stabilization in Kyrgyzstan. The world
        community also offered the Interim Government its assistance in
        transferring to the legal environment. It was noted that one gets an
        impression that only the Decree unites the Interim Government while its
        individual members pursue separate goals. Mr.Karibzhanov underlined that
        for the sake of stability in Kyrgyzstan the Interim Government must
        establish control over the Kyrgyz territory as a whole, and in the regions.
        He noted that the situation in the south and in the country in general
        remains difficult. At present the IG does not possess full control over the
        regions, the vertical power could also be better. The Special
        Representatives tabled their proposals and recommendations, and now it is
        up to the IG to take a decision in order to preserve the fragile peace and
        develop further. Mr.Karibzhanov informed that the representatives from the
        OSCE, UN, EU and CSTO share his opinion that without transfer to the
        legal environment the situation in the country shall aggravate. In this
        context the IG should expedite its legitimization without which the
        international donors will not be able to provide it with a due financial and
        economic assistance. This would lead to escalation of social and economic
          tension in the country.
April     The joint efforts taken by President of the Republic of Kazakhstan,
15th      Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the US, Barak Obama, and President of
          the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, and through the intermediary of
          the OSCE, UN and EU, enabled to come to an agreement with the Interim
          Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and with President K.Bakiev
          regarding his departure from the country.
April     A visit by the OSCE CiO, Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State and Foreign
20th      Minister K. Saudabayev to Bishkek.
          During the visit he had meetings with the Interim Government, public and
          political activists and NGOs
April     A telephone conversation between the OSCE CiO, Kazakhstan’s Secretary
27th      of State and Foreign Minister K. Saudabayev and the Minister of Foreign
          Affairs of the Italian Republic, F.Frattini.
          The Ministers of the two countries discussed issues of interaction within
          the OSCE framework. Mr. F.Frattini praised the Kazakh OSCE
          Chairmanship, particularly the leading role of the RK President N.
          Nazarbayev in settling of the crisis in the Kyrgyz Republic
April     Following the order of the RK President N. Nazarbayev the RK
28th      Government took a special decision to allocate 3000 t of diesel fuel as
          humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan. ‘This was done so that the Kyrgyz could
          timely cope with the sowing season’ – explained the RK Prime Minister K.
          Maximov during the telephone conference.
May 7th   OSCE CiO, Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State and Foreign Minister K.
          Saudabayev had a meeting with US President’s Special Assistant Michael
          McFaul. Mr.McFaul expressed US special acknowledgement to the RK
          President N. Nazarbayev for his efforts, jointly with the Presidents of the
          US and Russia, in settling of the situation in Kyrgyzstan. Both sides
          confirmed Astana and Washington’s readiness to provide further assistance,
          both on a bilateral basis and within the OSCE framework, in establishment
          of law and order, implementation of the constitutional reform and solving
          of social and economic problems in Kyrgyzstan.
May       By RK President N. Nazarbayev’s order Bulat Utemuratov is appointed
11th      Special Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan President on issues
          of cooperation with the Kyrgyz Republic
May       200.000 EUR are allocated from the OSCE Reserve Fund to support public
14th      order and security, and to strengthen the supremacy of law and democracy
          in Kyrgyzstan
May       The Special Representative of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
14th      on issues of cooperation with the Kyrgyz Republic Bulat Utemuratov
          arrives at Bishkek
May       Meetings between the Special Representative of the Republic of
15th      Kazakhstan President on issues of cooperation with the Kyrgyz Republic
          B.Utemuratov with the Chairman of the Interim Government of the Kyrgyz
          Republic Roza Otunbayeva and Deputy Chairman of the Interim
          Government of the Kyrgyz Republic Omurbek Tekebayev.
          The meetings included consultations on issues regarding the scope of
          bilateral cooperation and joint solutions to the most critical problems of the
          day.
          They also discussed possibilities for establishment of regulatory
           mechanisms to deal with labour migration from Kyrgyzstan as well as
           issues of improvement of commercial and economic relations by opening
           of cargo traffic over the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border, both for public
           consumption goods and fuel and lubricants.
May        The OSCE CiO, Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State and Foreign Minister K.
19th       Saudabayev expressed his deep concern about the tragic events in the
           southern Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan.
           K. Saudabayev made the following statement, ’I call upon all parties to
           refrain from violence and do everything possible to avoid further
           confrontation, to solve the emerging problems on the basis of tolerance and
           compromise. The interethnic conflicts should be particularly unallowable.
           It is required to ensure as soon as possible the order and supremacy of law,
           concord and stability in the society which can create conditions enabling
           Kyrgyzstan to come out of the crisis.
           From the earliest days of crisis in Kyrgyzstan Kazakhstan as the OSCE
           Chairman-in-Office has been applying all possible efforts to solve it.
           Kazakhstan, after President Nazarbayev’s decision, removed as of May 20th
           2010 the temporary restrictions at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border introduced
           during the April 6th crisis.
           The OSCE Centre in Bishkek actively participates in solving the problems
           both in the north and in the south of the country and organizes a constant
           monitoring of the situation.
           In order to provide the necessary assistance in settling of the situation
           Kyrgyzstan was visited by the OSCE CiO, the OSCE Secretary-General
           M.P. de Brichambaut, Chairman of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
           J.Soares, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities K.Vollebaek
           and other high-ranking OSCE officials.
           A telephone conversation with the Head of the Interim Government of
           Kyrgyzstan Mrs.Roza Otunbayeva. Expressed concern about the non-
           stopping conflicts in Kyrgyzstan, and the OSCE’s, its institutions’ and the
           Bishkek Centre’s readiness also in the future to provide all possible help to
           Kyrgyzstan, to assist it in coming out of the crisis and in its subsequent
           constitutional development’.
May        A meeting between the Kyrgyz Republic President for the interim period,
24th       Chairman of the KR Interim Government Roza Otunbayeva with the First
           Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakshtan Nurtay
           Abykayev and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian
           Federation Grigory Krasin.
           They emphasized the interest of both Russia and Kazakhstan in an early
           stabilization of the situation in the republic and discussed issues related to
           the development of relations between the countries and providing of
           necessary help to Kyrgyzstan.
June 9th   The Special Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan President on
           issues of cooperation with the Kyrgyz Republic B.Utemuratov arrives at
           Bishkek
June       A meeting between the Special Representative of the Republic of
10th       Kazakhstan President on issues of cooperation with the Kyrgyz Republic
           B.Utemuratov and the Kyrgyz Republic President for the interim period,
           Chairman of the KR Interim Government Roza Otunbayeva.
           The issues discussed covered cooperation in preparation and execution of
       the referendum, finding solutions to social and economic problems,
       facilitating, among others, of a tourist season.
       The Kazakh side expressed its preparedness to assist in creating of
       conditions for participation in the referendum by the Kyrgyz citizens
       present on the Kazakhstan territory.
       B.Utemuratov informed about the measures taken to satisfy the request of
       the Kyrgyz side regarding the opening of checkpoints at the Kyrgyz-
       Kazakh border as well as expanding of the list of public consumption goods
       crossing this border.
June   A telephone conversation between the OSCE CiO, Kazakhstan’s Secretary
12th   of State and Foreign Minister K. Saudabayev and the Kyrgyz Republic
       President for the interim period, Chairman of the KR Interim Government
       Roza Otunbayeva.
       K. Saudabayev expressed his deep regret concerning the dead and the
       wounded during the riots in Osh and his big concern about continuing
       violence.
       The same day K. Saudabayev has telephone conversations with the UN
       Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the EU High Representative for
       international affairs C.Ashton, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Spain (the
       EU Chairmanship), M.Moratinos, Russia – S.Lavrov, and Turkey –
       A.Davutoglu.
       There was a wide exchange of opinions about the situation in the south of
       Kyrgyzstan. The OSCE CiO informed about the decision taken to delegate
       to Kyrgyzstan his own representative, Deputy Chairman of the RK
       Parliament Mazhilis, Ambassador Zh. Karibzhanov, and leaders for the
       Conflict Prevention Centre of the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna.
June   The Special Representative of the OSCE CiO Zh. Karibzhanov arrives in
12th   Kyrgyzstan.
June   A special session of the OSCE Standing Council was held on Kazakhstan’s
14th   initiative in Vienna dedicated to the situation in the Kyrgyz Republic.
       The OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities Knut Vollebaek
       made a speech during the session.
June   A telephone conversation between the OSCE CiO, Kazakhstan’s Secretary
14th   of State and Foreign Minister K. Saudabayev and the US Secretary of State
       Hillary Clinton. The parties expressed their deep concern regarding further
       escalation of violence resulting in loss of many human lives.
       The US Secretary of State praised the efforts of the RK President Nursultan
       Nazarbayev both as the leader of the neighbouring state and as the OSCE
       Chairman.
       The parties agreed to consolidate both the OSCE’s and the UN’s efforts to
       help Kyrgyzstan to come out of the heavy crisis. At the same time they
       called upon the Interim Government to engage in a more active and
       efficient work with other parties to the conflict, and establish the
       atmosphere of interethnic tolerance, trust and concord in the interest of all
       people in Kyrgyzstan
       In the end they agreed to further monitor the situation and continue the
       consultations for better coordination of actions aimed at stabilisation of the
       situation in Kyrgyzstan
June   The Coordinating Meeting in Bishkek chaired by Zh.Karibzhanov with
15th   participation of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General M.
       Jenča, the KR Security Secretary A. Orozov, heads of diplomatic missions
       and offices of international organizations. The participants discussed issues
       of stabilization of the political situation in KR assisted by the OSCE, UN
       and other organizations. They also conducted comprehensive talks on the
       emergency aid from the world community to the suffering population in the
       southern regions of the republic as well as on the ways of Kyrgyzstan’s
       subsequent public development.
       Mr. Zh.Karibzhanov had a meeting with the Special Representative of the
       RF President V.Rushailo where they exchanged opinions regarding the
       situation in the KR, the measures taken by the world community, an
       expedient stabilization of situation in the country as well as the emergency
       aid to Kyrgyzstan provided by the OSCE, Russia, other countries and the
       world community.
       Based on the results, Mr. Zh.Karibzhanov jointly with the Special
       Representative of the UN Secretary-General M. Jenča and the Special
       Representative of the European Union, Ambassador of the FRG to the KR,
       H. Green, conducted a media briefing for the Kyrgyz and foreign media.
June   The OSCE CiO, Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State and Foreign Minister K.
20th   Saudabayev had telephone conversations with the Head of the Interim
       Government of the Kyrgyz Republic R.Otunbayeva regarding the scope
       and content of the required aid to the brotherly people of Kyrgyzstan.
       The parties focused on issues regarding safety, integrity and delivery of the
       aid provided directly to those in need in Kyrgyzstan. The Head of the
       Interim Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, after having expressed her
       gratitude to the Kazakhstan President, promised that she will send her
       proposals regarding the aid and the ways by which it can be delivered to
       those who need it.
       R.Otunbayeva also informed the CiO about the situation in Kyrgyzstan in
       general, and in Osh in particular from where she had just returned. She
       stated that although there was a certain decrease in tension, many concerns
       and problems still remained.
June   The RK President N.Nazarbayev, in his interview to the Khabar News
21st   Agency commented on situation in Kyrgyzstan. He noted that Kazakhstan
       stands for a sooner stabilization of the situation in Kyrgyzstan and is
       prepared to provide the necessary help to the neighbouring state.
       ‘Kazakhstan is a state which wishes stability to Kyrgyzstan. I, as Head of
       the State which holds the OSCE Chairmanship, shall do everything for
       consolidation of humanitarian and other forms of aid. Kyrgyzstan has been
       already receiving help through the CSTO from Russia, Kazakhstan and
       Uzbekistan. I think that Uzbekistan is also facing now enormous problems.
       And we must express our gratitude to both President Islam Karimov and to
       Uzbekistan which took upon itself the heaviest load. Almost 100 thousand
       people came there during one day, and they were to be accommodated,
       given food and provided with necessary medical assistance. I can imagine
       how difficult it is for Uzbekistan and what problems it had to solve.
       We as neighbouring states – Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan - jointly
       provide aid, and solve various problems. But I want to speak of something
       else. There is an opinion that Kyrgyzstan is a poor country and cannot be a
       successful state. I do not think so. Kyrgyzstan’s subsoil is rich in gold, iron,
       silver, copper and other resources. Mountain rivers possess a formidable
       potential. Tourism has enormous possibilities. All this must be developed.
       No humanitarian aid of other countries can develop a country.
       The first issue is whether the state is able to develop its economy, give jobs
       to people and feed them. It is only then that it can become stable. That is
       why it is necessary to prepare a program for economic revival of
       Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan is prepared to assist in its preparation. My
       strong wish is to see in Kyrgyzstan a strategic policy of economic revival
       and development,’ – underlined the RK President N.Nazarbayev.
June   The OSCE CiO, Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State and Foreign Minister K.
21st   Saudabayev conducted negotiations with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of
       Turkey A.Davutoglu in Astana.
       Substantial exchange of opinions on joint efforts and first of all
       stabilization of the situation in Kyrgyzstan. K.Saudabayev said in his
       statement, ’As you know, from the earliest days of this heavy crisis in the
       neighbouring republic the head of our state Nursultan Nazarbayev has been
       doing everything possible to lessen the tension and reach stabilization. He
       is doing it both as the head of the state chairing the OSCE, and at a bilateral
       level. And today I got an opportunity together with my esteemed colleague
       to harmonize and unite our efforts not only as ministers of foreign affairs of
       the two states but also as the OSCE CiO from the Kazakh side and the
       CICA CiO from the Turkish side.
June   A project is distributed among the OSCE delegations - the Concept of
22nd   strengthening of the OSCE’s current response to the situation in the south
       of Kyrgyzstan.
       This proposal implies –
           1. Strengthening of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek.
           2. Deployment of an operative OSCE Police Force in Kyrgyzstan.
       The first priority of the operative OSCE Police Force shall be to strengthen
       the potential of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek and provide support to Kyrgyz
       authorities in establishment of the public order, strengthening of legal
       potential of local authorities and lessening of interethnic tension helping
       thus to ease the humanitarian crisis and establish conditions for
       continuation of a political dialogue aimed at reaching of a long-term
       solution to the crisis.
June   The Constitutional Referendum in Kyrgyzstan. The ballot papers contained
27th   the following question, ‘To adopt the Constitution and the Law ‘On
       Enactment of the Constitution’ the drafts of which have been proposed by
       the Interim Government to the Referendum’.
       Based on the preliminary results the new Constitution and appointment of
       Roza Otunbayeva as President for the Interim Period got 90,7% of votes
       against 8%. Those were the results from 96% of polling stations.
       By now more than 99% of ballot papers have been processed but due to
       mudflow in the Kara-Kuldzha district as well as the curfew in Osh it has
       not been possible yet to deliver the rest of the ballot papers for processing.
       The Head of the Kyrgyzstan Central Election Committee for elections and
       referenda A .Sariev declared that the results of the referendum shall be
       pronounced only after all ballots are processed and all original copies of
       records are received from all voting stations also those which are located
       outside the republic.
June   The OSCE tripartite visit to Bishkek headed by the Chairman of the OSCE
28th   Permanent Council Kairat Abdrakhmanov.
       According to the KR IG’s press office Mr.K. Abdrakhmanov highly praised
       the referendum in Kyrgyzstan and congratulated R.Otunbayeva with its
       success. The OSCE tripartite representatives noted that given the
       challenges the Interim Government had, the referendum was held at a
       sufficiently high level.
       It was noted that the OSCE is ready also in the future to provide a
       comprehensive support to the Interim Government in order to stabilize the
       situation in the country, particularly in the south of Kyrgyzstan.
       The parties also discussed the possibilities for dispatching of an OSCE
       Police Mission to Kyrgyzstan
June   A telephone conversation between the OSCE CiO, Kazakhstan’s Secretary
28th   of State and Foreign Minister K. Saudabayev and the President of the
       Kyrgyz Republic for the Interim Period Roza Otunbayeva.
       K. Saudabayev welcomed the successful referendum underlining that it
       symbolized a decisive step on the way to political stability, re-
       establishment of constitutional order and legitimacy of authorities. He also
       noted that he supports the preliminary comments given to the referendum
       by the OSCE Office for democratic institutions and human rights.
       R.Otunbayeva expressed gratitude to Kazakhstan and President Nazarbayev
       for their support to Kyrgyzstan provided both on a bilateral basis and as the
       OSCE Chairmanship from the very first days of the crisis.
       They discussed further concrete actions aimed at consolidation of the
       achieved results and establishment of conditions for a stable social and
       economic development of Kyrgyzstan
June    A telephone conversation between The OSCE CiO, Kazakhstan’s
29th   Secretary of State and Foreign Minister K. Saudabayev and the US
       Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
       Regarding the referendum in Kyrgyzstan on July 27th the parties agreed
       with the comments given by international observers that the referendum
       took place without serious violations and in calm conditions.
       According to the heads of foreign offices of the two countries the
       referendum should become a starting point for normalization of the social
       and economic situation in Kyrgyzstan and the authorities should proceed as
       soon as possible to solving of the most urgent social and economic
       problems. For this purpose the Interim Government of Kyrgyzstan will
       need to expediently develop a relevant action program with support from
       the world community.
       The necessity to re-establish the atmosphere of trust and tolerance was
       particularly emphasized and with this purpose in mind it was planned that
       the OSCE High Commissar for National Minorities Knut Vollebaek shall
       visit Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
       An agreement has been achieved to further coordinate the efforts in support
       of Kyrgyzstan.
       The US Secretary of State expressed her gratitude and support to the efforts
       of the Kazakhstan President N.Nazarbayev and the Kazakh OSCE
       Chairmanship in restoration of peace and security in the neighbouring
       country and in Central Asia.

				
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