The EU welcomed Saturday the establishment of the new coalition government in Kyrgyzstan Friday following the adoption of the new Constitution and the parliamentary elections held on 10 October.
“This constitutes an important milestone towards the reestablishment of constitutional order and further democratic consolidation in the country,” noted EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in a written statement.
Ashton reiterated the EU’s readiness to continue supporting necessary reforms in the country, in particular in the areas of socio-economic development and national reconciliation, which, she added, “should go hand-in-hand with progress on democratic reforms, full respect for human rights and the rule of law in Kyrgyzstan.”
After two months of political uncertainty, a new parliamentary coalition was formed on Friday after the October elections failed to produce an outright winner.
Three out of the five political parties that won seats in the Kyrgyz parliament have agreed to form a coalition government.