BISHKEK. President of France Jaques Chirac commended the resolution of UN's General Assembly declaring 2003 the Year of the Kyrgyz Statehood. The Foreign Ministry's press service said today that Chirac wrote a letter to President Akayev expressing his support for the resolution. The resolution was adopted last December on the proposal of Kyrgyzstan. The year will see the celebrations devoted to 2200th anniversary of the Kyrgyz Statehood.
The Year of the Kyrgyz Statehood will have primarily symbolic and cultural value as scholars welcome the promised funding of research work.
Last year was declared by UN the Year of Mountains, also by the initiative of Kyrgyzstan.
Compiled and translated by Chytyrbaeva Janyl and edited by Tchoroev Tynchtykbek in Prague