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STATE DUMA SPEAKER ON SETTLEMENT IN KYRGYZSTAN

RIA Novosti

ST. PETERSBURG, April 14 (RIA Novosti) - The situation in Kyrgyzstan is gradually calming down, Russian State Duma Boris Gryzlov said after the session of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) on Thursday.

Gryzlov sees elements of political stability in Kyrgyzstan owing to efforts taken by the new parliament.

The situation in Kyrgyzstan was on the agenda of the Thursday session of the EurAsEC Inter-parliamentary Assembly's bureau, the speaker said. According to Gryzlov he already met with the speaker of Kyrgyzstan's parliament in Moscow to discuss bilateral cooperation.

"All EurAsEC countries are ready to render humanitarian assistance to Kyrgyzstan," Gryzlov stressed.

Today the speaker of Kyrgyzstan's parliament was elected deputy chairman of the EurAsEC Inter-parliamentary Assembly in absentia, he reported.

The Inter-parliamentary Assembly comprises Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine have the status of observers.



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