I am pleased to address the representatives of Kyrgyzstan’s vibrant civil society.
I am told the number of registered civil society organizations in this country runs into the thousands.
This is a healthy sign, setting Kyrgyzstan apart, and speaking to the openness and democratic space of your country.
I want to thank you for your leadership and strong commitment -- in particular -- for your contributions in the wake of the tragic events of 2010.
You worked closely and broadly for conflict-prevention and early recovery.