Kazakhstan pledges 10-mln-USD aid for Kyrgyzstan
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Saturday announced that his country will offer 10 million U.S. dollars in emergency aid for Kyrgyzstan.
The promise came at a plenary session of an informal meeting of top diplomats from the members and partners of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) held outside Almaty, Xinhua reported.
Noting that the Kyrgyz government has been toppled down twice in five years, Nazarbayev stressed that the political instability roots in poverty, stagnation of economic development and inadequate action of the government.
As competition among Kyrgyzstan's political parties heats up in the run-up to the October parliamentary elections, the tentative stability in the country might break up anytime, warned the president, whose country holds the rotating OSCE presidency.
The 56-member organization is mulling a plan to send a police mission to the violence-battered Central Asian state and help control the situation.
Over 300 People have been killed since a casino brawl between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek youngsters escalated into massive clashes last month in southern Kyrgyzstan.
The flare-up came two months after a bloody revolt ousted former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in early April and triggered waves of nationwide riots.
Kyrgyzstan's interim leadership has installed a new constitution through a referendum and changed the country into a parliamentary republic. Following the parliamentary polls, a new government will formally take over the reins.