Press Statement
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
April 10, 2010

Secretary Clinton spoke to Ms. Roza Otunbayeva to support the efforts of the Kyrgyz administration to resolve peacefully Kyrgyzstan’s current political problems and renew Kyrgyzstan’s path to democracy, economic prosperity and respect for human rights. The Secretary offered continued humanitarian assistance and United States support for Kyrgyz efforts to stabilize their political and economic situation. The Secretary spoke about regional security and the important role Kyrgyzstan plays in hosting the Transit Center at the Manas Airport. Ms. Otunbayeva confirmed the Kyrgyz administration will abide by previous agreements regarding the Center. The Secretary is dispatching Assistant Secretary Robert Blake out to Kyrgyzstan to follow up on her discussion.

PRN: 2010/417