On the One-Year Anniversary of the Constitutional Referendum

Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 30, 2011

The United States Government congratulates the people of the Kyrgyz Republic on their achievements in the year since the successful referendum that approved the new constitution. In the past year, the Kyrgyz Republic held competitive parliamentary elections, the political parties in Parliament successfully formed a coalition government in accordance with the constitution, and Parliament actively pursued its constitutional responsibilities of developing and adopting legislation and providing oversight of government activities.

These positive developments demonstrate continued commitment by the people and leaders of the Kyrgyz Republic to upholding the spirit of the constitution they approved last year. The United States looks forward to working with the Kyrgyz Republic to strengthen its democratic development.

PRN: 2011/ 1096