Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
August 4, 2010

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) David T. Johnson will travel to Vienna and Bishkek August 4-7, 2010.

On August 4 in Vienna, Assistant Secretary Johnson will meet with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Kazakhstan’s Permanent Representative to the OSCE and Chairman in Office Ambassador Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Permanent Representative of Belgium/European Union Ambassador Geneviéve Renaux, and other senior OSCE officials to discuss the U.S. contribution to the OSCE Police Advisory Group to Kyrgyzstan and U.S. bilateral assistance to law enforcement and criminal justice institutions in Kyrgyzstan.

While in Kyrgyzstan on August 6-7, Assistant Secretary Johnson will meet with the Minister of Internal Affairs Kubatbek Baibolov, the Minister of Justice Aida Salianova, OSCE officials, and members of civil society to discuss U.S. support for criminal justice sector reform in Kyrgyzstan and potential U.S. training and technical assistance for police and prosecutors prior to the October parliamentary elections.

PRN: 2010/1055