Felix Kulov (file photo) (RFE/RL)
September 1, 2006 -- Kyrgyz Prime Minister Feliks Kulov flew today to Moscow on a working visit.
Kulov held talks with Sergei Kiriyenko, the head of Russia's Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom).
The two men discussed joint plans to rehabilitate Kyrgyz lands polluted by uranium extraction, as well as a number of other issues.
Kulov and Kiriyenko cochair the joint Kyrgyz-Russian intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation.
An Increasingly Thirsty World
An Iraqi boy drinks from a waste-water reservoir near Baghdad (epa file photo)
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH. Disputes about access to water are increasingly coming to the center of global attention, especially in China, India, and Central Asia. Writing about the 1967 Six Day War in his 2001 memoirs, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that "while border disputes between Syria and ourselves were of great significance, the matter of water diversion was a stark issue of life and death." (more)