OSCE Offering Technical Assistance

by Nathan Hamm on 3/27/2005

AP via CBC:

he Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will send contitutional and legal experts to Kyrgyzstan amid a struggle for legitimacy between rival parliaments following the governmment’s ouster, an OSCE envoy said Sunday.

Alojz Peterle, an envoy for the current OSCE chairman, said that the European security organization planned to send three independent experts “because we think that the need for them is urgent.” He called the parliamentary conflict “a very, very sensitive issue.”

Xinhua says that OSCE Secretary-General Jan Kubis is in Bishkek to meet with the new government and promote negotiation between the new and old parliaments.

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