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KYRGYZSTAN DOES NOT SEE GEORGIAN PRESIDENT AS PEACEMAKER

RIA Novosti

BISHKEK, March 23 (RIA Novosti) - Kyrgyzstan president's press secretary Abdil Segizbaev is sceptical about the proposal of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili to be a go-between in negotiations between the Kyrgyz authorities and the opposition.

Asked by journalists to comment on the Georgian initiative, Segizbaev said that, according to the Kyrgyz authorities, some nationals of Georgia, including some deputies of the Georgian parliament, have "galvanized unrest in the south (of Kyrgyzstan)".

"Now they want to be the peacemakers", Segizbaev said.

"The point is that criminal groups are in control of the situation in the south of our republic. If he (Saakashvili) can talk their language, he is welcome", the press secretary said.

On Tuesday Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili sent a message to his Kyrgyz colleague Askar Akaev.

"If you find it necessary, I'm ready to be of use to you in any quality. In particular, I would be able to come to Kyrgyzstan as a go-between in the talks and take part in a constructive discussion with the opposition", the message reads.



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