BISHKEK. According to a decree signed by President Askar Akayev today, Abdil Segizbaev was appointed the Presidential Press Secretary. Segizbaev had worked for the Soros Kyrgyzstan Foundation in 1990s. The previous Press Secretary, Ilyas Bekbolotov had been appointed a chief of the Protocol department of the Presidential administration last November.
Compiled and translated by Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev and edited by Bruce Pannier in Prague