Press Statement
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
June 28, 2010

The United States welcomes the peaceful, orderly conduct of the constitutional referendum held June 27 in Kyrgyzstan and notes the positive assessment by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, which commended the Provisional Government for organizing a peaceful process that allowed for a high turnout. The United States commends the civic participation and peaceful conduct of ordinary citizens who voted without incident.

The United States calls on the Provisional Government and all citizens of Kyrgyzstan to use this opportunity to advance the process of reconciliation and accountability to ensure future interethnic harmony and move Kyrgyzstan forward on the path toward stability, security, democracy and prosperity for all citizens of the republic. The United States, working with the international community and our partners will provide all appropriate support and assistance to the people and Government of Kyrgyzstan in these efforts.

PRN: 2010/865