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U.S. Official Meets Kyrgyz NGO Leaders

(RFE/RL) BISHKEK, June 7, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher has met with several leaders of Kyrgyz nongovernmental organizations, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.

Boucher met them at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek after his arrival in Kyrgyzstan today.

They discussed the latest political developments in Kyrgyzstan, including constitutional-reform efforts and press freedom.

Boucher said the United States will give Kyrgyzstan some $20 million to help to reform the Kyrgyz judiciary system.

Boucher is set to meet with Kyrgyz officials to discuss bilateral relations issues during his visit.

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