We welcome the decision of the Kyrgyz Government to allow the Kyrgyzstan Inquiry Commission (KIC) to conduct its work unhindered, and its willingness to accept responsibility for some of the issues identified in the KIC’s subsequent report. We understand that the Kyrgyz Government intend to establish a special commission for discharging the report’s recommendations. We believe this provides an opportunity for the Kyrgyz authorities to focus on the process of rehabilitation that is much needed in Kyrgyzstan, including in respect of the report’s recommendations on accountability and impunity. This can make an important contribution to a peaceful, stable, democratic and prosperous future for all the people of Kyrgyzstan. We will continue to monitor developments closely. We will also consider ways in which we can build on our existing support for Kyrgyzstan-including, for example, a recent commitment of £200,000 to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s community security initiative, which is designed to reduce inter-ethnic tensions by promoting respect for human rights and providing advice on community policing principles.