|KYRGYZSTAN: Reclamation of uranium tailings can be implemented under the debt for environment swap initiative|
First Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Mukhtar Djumaliev spoke at the special session "Kyrgyzstan after the election - to democracy and stability", which was held in Brussels on the initiative of Hans Seidel Foundation. The session was attended by MEPs, independent experts, political scientists, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps.
In his speech M. Djumaliev informed the meeting about political events in the country, democratic reforms and the current status of the debriefing of the parliamentary elections, as well as about the social and economic development.
EU Special Representative for Central Asia Mr. Pierre Morel, who acted as moderator of the session, noted that the European Union commended the reforms carried out by the government. The EU is closely following the election of the Kyrgyz Republic and the current economic and political reforms in Kyrgyzstan are evaluated by EU countries very positively.
Kyrgyz delegation also held bilateral meetings with representatives of the European Parliament and the NATO.
During the conversation with Mr. Simmons, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Central Asia at the headquarters of NATO there have also been discussed regional security issues, as well as security and political situation in Tajikistan.
The sides discussed issues of cooperation on implementation of the initiative announced by the President R. Otunbayeva on the 65 th UN General Assembly session in New York to write off debts in exchange for environmental sustainability.
As possible projects were discussed the reclamation and rehabilitation of radioactive substances within the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic. Ms. Elizabeth Yegle, a member of the European Parliament and the Committee on Cooperation with the countries of Central Asia and Mongolia, noted that this project would be the best practice of regional cooperation between the EU and all countries of Central Asian region.
Source: on Internet materials
|Last updated: 2010-11-18 13:32:23||