Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry Summons US, UK Ambassadors Over Possible Terror Acts

Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry Summons US, UK Ambassadors Over Possible Terror Acts

ASIA & PACIFIC 18:17 10.10.2016

The deputy foreign minister of Kyrgyzstan is concerned about the high probability of terrorist attacks in the Kyrgyz Republic, the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

BISHKEK (Sputnik) — The deputy foreign minister of Kyrgyzstan met with US Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney and UK Ambassador Robin Ord-Smith to discuss the information about the high probability of terrorist attacks in the Kyrgyz Republic published on the websites of both embassies, the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

“Due to information regarding possible terrorist attacks on the territory of Kyrgyzstan in October, published by the embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom in the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyz Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Emil Kajkiev held a meeting with US Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney and UK Ambassador Robin Ord-Smith,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website.

Over the weekend, the websites of the US and UK embassies in Bishkek published warnings to their citizens, claiming that they had received messages about an increased threat of terrorist acts in October against the Kyrgyz authorities and foreign diplomats, possibly including kidnapping and hostage-taking.

The State National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan reported that it had no information related to the matter, while the embassies did not provide any information to the security service of the republic. The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said it was early to talk about the reality of the terrorist threat.

During the meeting, the parties agreed to exchange information and continue to work together to combat terrorism.

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