Message from Mr José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission, to His Excellency Mr. Almazbek Atambaev, President-elect of the Kyrgyz Republic (21/11/2011)

"Dear Mr President,

On my own behalf and on behalf of the European Commission, I would like to congratulate you on your election as the President of the Kyrgyz Republic and on the peaceful conduct of the Presidential Elections. They are a landmark in the democratic history of your country and in the Central Asia Region. I also praise your determination to pursue the democratization process and your commitment to an orderly transition of power in the Kyrgyz Republic.

On this occasion, I wish to confirm to you the European Union's willingness to continue supporting necessary reforms in the Kyrgyz Republic, in particular in the areas of socio-economic development, national reconciliation, rule of law and further democratic consolidation.

I look forward to working closely with you to strenghten our relationship further and wish you every success in your new role as President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Yours sincerely,


José Manuel Durão Barroso”