Kyrgyz Interim PM Thanks EBRD for Help Offer

Kyrgyz Interim Prime Minister Roza Otunbayeva has thanked the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for offering assistance following following April 7 protests that prompted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to flee the country.

During an April 28 meeting between representatives of EBRD and the Kyrgyz interim government, EBRD chief Thomas Mirow proposed the creation of a special international panel to handle aid to Kyrgyzstan, according to Xinhua, which cited a report by the Kabar news agency.

Almazbek Atambayev, first deputy prime minister of the interim government, disclosed that the current Kyrgyz leadership has begun discussions with international organizations to address the country’s social and economic issues.

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