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Youth associations are against NATO mission in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Materials 31 May 2011 11:33
Youth associations are speaking against opening NATO mission in Kyrgyzstan
Youth associations are against NATO mission in Kyrgyzstan

Youth associations are speaking against opening NATO mission in Kyrgyzstan, 24.kg reported. The member of Kyrgyzstan Zhashtar Keneshi public association Almazbek Dzhasybayev stated at the press conference today.

According to him, mass media published the information that NATO's the Special Envoy for Central Asia and Caucasus James Appathurai visited the country. He met with the president for transitional period Roza Otunbayeva behind the closed doors. "They decided to open NATO mission in Kyrgyzstan. We are urging the people, the head of the state, MPs not to allow this," said Almazbek Dzhasybayev.

"Russia is a strategic partner of the Kyrgyz Republic; it export 80-90 percent of POL to Kyrgyzstan. In the case of confrontation Russia may apply economic sanctions that will impact on the level of living of Kyrgyzstanis. Besides, tens of thousands of Kyrgyz migrants are living and working in Russia. Such betrayal from our side will impact on them. Besides, our pro-Russian neighbors can close borders under various pretences," explained Almazbek Dzhasybayev.

He noted that the republic is a member of UN, CSTO, SCO and this is enough to maintain the security in the region.

"We think that the report of the Kyrgyzstan Inquiry Commission, statements of the U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen, construction of the biolaboratory of third security level, opening NATO mission are links of the one chain. The report can cause unpredictable consequences that will give occasion to enlargement of the foreign military commitment in Kyrgyzstan," added he.

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