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Summary: 18 December 2010, Brussels - Catherine Ashton, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, made today the following statement welcoming the establishment of new coalition government in the Kyrgyz Republic:
“I welcome the establishment of the new coalition government of the Kyrgyz Republic following the adoption of the new Constitution and the parliamentary elections held on 10 October 2010. This constitutes an important milestone towards the reestablishment of constitutional order and further democratic consolidation in the country.
I wish to reiterate to the Kyrgyz people and to the new Kyrgyz government the EU’s readiness to continue supporting necessary reforms in the country, in particular in the areas of socio-economic development and national reconciliation, which should go hand-in-hand with progress on democratic reforms, full respect for human rights and the rule of law in Kyrgyzstan.”