Dispatch of an Observation Mission from Japan for the Presidential Election in the Kyrgyz Republic

October 13, 2011
Japanese

  1. The Government of Japan decided to dispatch four persons to take part in the presidential election observation mission in order to support the fair conduct of the presidential election in the Kyrgyz Republic scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 30. The four members are: two experts chosen among the public through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website — Mr. Tadato OKURA, Canon Inc./Hosei University; and Ms. Yukiko KIKUCHI, Osaka University — and two officials from the Embassy of Japan in the Kyrgyz Republic. The four observers are to be dispatched to the major international election observation mission for this presidential election organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) / Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) international election observation mission.

  2. This presidential election is the first to be held since the political upheaval in April 2010. Success of the upcoming election is of critical importance for the democratization and stability of the country. The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic is exerting utmost efforts to ensure a fair and smooth implementation of the election in cooperation with the international community. Japan has been supporting the Kyrgyz Republic's nation building efforts since its independence and the assistance for the upcoming presidential election is part of it.

  3. Japan expects that a fair and smooth implementation of the presidential election will bring stability and democratic consolidation to the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as result in the contribution to the peace and stability in Central Asia, a neighboring region of Afghanistan.
    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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