OSCE Special Envoy: Our task has been to develop concrete measures to stabilize the situation
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 16 / Trend, I.Huseynov/
"Our task has been to assess the situation and "the scale of the tragedy" on the ground, and to develop concrete measures to stabilize the situation", - said Zhanybek Karibzhanov, the Special Envoy of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office yesterday, speaking at a joint news briefing in Bishkek with the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative Miroslav Jenca and the European Union representative, Ambassador of Germany to Kyrgyzstan Holger Green, the press release of OSCE said.
"Stopping the violence, preventing the escalation of tensions, helping to alleviate the humanitarian situation and laying the groundwork for post-conflict rehabilitation are priorities for the international community's work to help contain the crisis in Kyrgyzstan", - Zhanybek Karibzhanov said.
Karibzhanov said that despite the work carried out by the interim government of Kyrgyzstan to restore stability in the whole of the country, "the situation is very vulnerable and could seriously regress".
During his visit, Karibzhanov met Roza Otunbaeva, President of the Interim Government of Kyrgyzstan; Alik Orozov, the Secretary of the Security Council; Keneshbek Duishebaev, the Acting Minister of the State Service for National Security ; Bolot Sherniyazov, the Acting Interior Minister; the Ambassadors of France, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and the United States; and representatives of civil society.
"We discussed in the first place ways to stop the violence, stabilize the situation and prevent the spill-over of the conflict to other territories, as well as matters related to ensuring the inalienable rights of people - above all, the right to life," Karibzhanov said.
"Other important questions include the humanitarian situation in the zone of the conflict, which has deteriorated greatly, and the problem of refugees who require serious help and attention."
Karibzhanov, who was dispatched by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, State Secretary and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Kanat Saudabayev on 12 June, is working in close co-operation with the UN and the EU Special Representatives.
The 56 OSCE participating States offered to build on assistance to resolve the crisis in a statement adopted at a special session of the Permanent Council in Vienna yesterday.