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March 25, 2005
Question Taken at March 25, 2005 Daily Press Briefing

U.S. Contact with Interim Leader of Kyrgyzstan (Taken Question)

Question:   Has the United States made formal contact with the reported interim leader of Kyrgyzstan, Kurmanbek Bakiyev?

Answer:   Ambassador Stephen Young met with Mr. Bakiyev on the evening of March 24. At that time Mr. Bakiyev was serving as Chairman of the Committee for National Unity and had not yet been named Prime Minister and President. Ambassador Young has been in regular telephone contact with him and other interim leaders.

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