As part of working visit to the Osh region, on July 22,
2013 Indonesian Ambassador for Kyrgyzstan H.E. Mohamad Asruchin has met Head of
Plenipotentiary Representative in the South of Kyrgyzstan, Mr.. Daniar B.
Sydykov to discuss the improvement of relations between Indonesia and
Kyrgyzstan in various fields as well as the monitoring of security-related
political situation in Osh, after the riots of 2010. On the same day the
Ambassador also met with Osh Deputy
Mayor for Foreign Relations Affairs, H.E. Salkynbek Tashabaev.
When meeting Mr. Sydykov said that the good relations
between the two countries are currently
heading a new stage. He hoped the visit is not only directed at the Central
Government level but also with regional level such as Osh Province. Osh region
are now carrying out development in all sectors and areas of cooperation with
various parties from other countries. Osh society area also determined to
forget and leave the bad memories and instead continue to move forward.
Meanwhile, Mr Tashabaev said that Osh regional
authorities in coordination with the Central Government held cultural
performances on the centers of conflicto right after the conflict broke out.
The cultural performances held together by feuding, Kyrgyz and Uzbeks turned
out to be the most effective way for reuniting the two groups in an uniting
atmosphere. He called the group that sparked perisitwa 2010 as a 'separatist',
the people who resided in the Osh region but wanted to spark enmity between the
two ethnic groups. As a result of the conflict, many aggrieved for both
material and non-material loss, and therefore the current authorities are
conducting compensation program for victims of the riots.
The Indonesian Ambassador expressed gratitude for the
reception and said that the visit to the Osh had been planned since long ago
but can only be made possible currently for a number of matters including
inter-ethnic rioting in Osh in June 2010. He hoped that the situation in Osh
already improving and back to normal as before so that all parties can re-run
partnership with all partners including Indonesia. The Ambassador expressed the
relationship between the two countries could be further enhanced through real
opportunities for cooperation in the field of economic-trade and socio-cultural
Given the successful conduct of the performing arts
culture in Bishkek as the result of collaboration bewteen the Kyrgyz Government
and the Indonesian Embassy on April 27, 2013, Ambassador Asruchin expressed
intentions to hold similar events in Osh. He also extended an invitation for
participation in the 28th Trade Expo Indonesia in Jakarta on 16-20 October
2013. Acknowledging that the trade economic progress in Osh region already seem
significant, participation in TEI would furhter be beneficial trade-economic
cooperation and opportunities even further. The Ambassador also stressed on the
assessment plan of cooperation with Osh State University with partners from
Indonesia. (Source : Indonesian Embassy in Tashkent).