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Meeting with President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva

August 20, 2010, Yerevan

The two leaders discussed the development of economic and humanitarian ties. The meeting took place on the sidelines of CSTO’s informal summit.

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President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev: Ms Otunbayeva, I'm very glad to be having this meeting with you in a bilateral format. We have just discussed the current situation in Kyrgyzstan in a multilateral format, with other CSTO heads of state. But we also have our own dimension, our bilateral relations, which have intensified recently. I hope that as a result of this joint work the problems faced by the people of Kyrgyzstan will be overcome.

Of course, a great deal remains to be done. You can rely on the assistance and support of the Russian Federation as a partner of Kyrgyzstan and as its CSTO ally.

So, let's discuss our economic and humanitarian ties.

President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva: Thank you. I am glad to be having this meeting. We discussed the crisis in Kyrgyzstan earlier today in the CSTO framework, and I must say that we felt Russia’s support throughout these difficult past four months. Now the parliamentary elections lie ahead for us. This is a very complicated period in our political development, and the overall development of Kyrgyzstan. In fact, I would also like to talk with you about how we will tackle all these challenges and prepare for the autumn and winter season.

August 20, 2010, Yerevan