Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Destabilization of the Situation in the Kyrgyz Republic

April 8, 2010

  1. On April 7, clashes broke out in Bishkek, the capital city of the Kyrgyz Republic, between the security forces and anti-government protesters including members of the opposition parties, and as the result of open fire by the government side, over forty individuals were killed and hundreds injured. The Government of Japan is carefully observing the development with concern.

  2. The Government of Japan expects that all involved parties concerned make efforts towards resolving this matter peacefully through dialogues, and that democracy and constitutional order are restored as soon as possible.