Press Releases

    SG/SM/9996
    12 July 2005

    Secretary-General Welcomes Kyrgyzstan’s Peaceful, Credible Presidential Elections

    NEW YORK, 11 July (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General welcomes the peaceful conduct of the presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan on 10 July 2005.  Preliminary reports indicate that the elections were held in a credible manner and with strengthened commitment to upholding international standards.  The holding of these elections is an important step in the consolidation of political institutions in Kyrgyzstan.  The Secretary-General looks forward to partnership and cooperation with the new Government.

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