18/08 18:26

Kyrgyz police should be truly national, open and transparent - Z. Rysaliev

Bishkek, August 18/ Kabar /. Minister of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Zarylbek Rysaliev met with U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Pamela Spratlen.

The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that, during the meeting, the head of a law enforcement agency expressed gratitude to the U.S. side for the assistance and cooperation, particularly in combating organized crime and cooperation in training police employees of Kyrgyzstan.

The Minister informed the Ambassador about the steps taken to police reforms, the results of the fight against organized crime, public safety and preparation for the upcoming presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan. Z. Rysaliev assured P. Spratlen that the Kyrgyz police should be open and transparent, to do everything possible to ensure public order in the state, to defend peace and security of citizens.

U.S. Ambassador expressed understanding of difficulties faced by the police in carrying out its internal reform, expressed concern about the use of torture during detention of suspects, in particular actions of police in the southern regions.

During meeting the U.S. side informed about readiness to conduct the second phase of a program to assist law enforcement bodies of Kyrgyzstan in conducting training and seminars for police officers to maintain public order.

 In conclusion, the sides noted the importance of comprehensive development and deepening of cooperation between the two countries, particularly in law enforcement, and expressed hope for further fruitful cooperation in this regard.



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