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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Johannesburg-New York, 11 June 2010 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the violence in Southern Kyrgyzstan

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about reports of renewed violence and several deaths in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. He calls for calm to be restored and urges all involved to show the utmost restraint to prevent further losses of life.

The Secretary-General reiterates the need to respect the rule of law and to resolve issues peacefully through dialogue. He urges the Interim Government to pay particular attention to inter-ethnic relations in the country and to take measures to ensure the peaceful coexistence of all citizens in Kyrgyzstan.

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Miroslav Jenca, was in Osh last Sunday and will continue his efforts to ensure the peace and stability of Kyrgyzstan.

Statements on 11 June 2010