Growth of nationalist sentiments in the country is fraught with a threat to the young Kyrgyz democracy - Roza Otunbayeva
Growth of nationalist sentiments in the country is fraught with a threat to the young Kyrgyz democracy, ITAR-TASS reported president for transitional period of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva as saying in the capital of Austria.
According to her, new president of the KR, which to be elected in November, must fight against nationalism. Roza Otunbayeva confirmed that she did not intend to participate in the presidential elections. "I should like to be an example of the fact that it is possible to part with power," said the president, news agency "24.kg" reported.
In addition to nationalism, Kyrgyz president considered "radical Islamization" that was coming from Afghanistan as a serious threat. In connection to this, she complained that "external borders of Kyrgyzstan are becoming more and more fragile," and spoke for improvement of Tajik - Afghan border.
Talking about the fate of the U.S. military base, Kyrgyz president noted that the base might receive "strategic importance" after withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan in 2014. She expressed hope that Russia, that also has military base in Kyrgyzstan, would manage to reach "consensus" with the U.S. on this issue.
On Wednesday, president for transitional period of the KR will participate in Global Economic Forum, devoted to Europe and Central Asia. She will also hold working meetings with president of Austria Heinz Fischer, Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann and Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger.