Nazarbayev calls for Kyrgyz aid plan

    By Stan Rogers
    Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev called for an international plan to aid Kyrgyzstan, news media reported June 8.
    Nazarbayev, speaking at the third summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), also urged a forum between CICA and the OSCE, which Kazakhstan chairs this year.
    CICA has 20 member states, including the Central Asian countries except Turkmenistan. The summit runs June 7-9. Kazakhstan is handing the rotating CICA chairmanship to Turkey this year, according to Central Asia Online.