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Last Updated: 12 August 2010

Cluster Munition Ban Policy

The Kyrgyz Republic has not acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. In April 2010, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor that adherence to the convention “is actually under consideration.”[1]

Kyrgyzstan did not participate did not participate in any of the regional or international meetings on cluster munitions in 2009 or 2010 through July. 

Kyrgyzstan participated in the work of the Oslo Process that led to the creation of the convention. It attended two of the international diplomatic conferences to develop the convention text, in Vienna in December 2007 and Wellington in February 2008. At the conclusion of the Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions, Kyrgyzstan made a statement welcoming progress made during the meeting and expressed its support for the Oslo Process and intention to continue to participate in its work. It endorsed the Wellington Declaration, which enabled states to be full participants in the negotiations on the convention text in Dublin in May 2008.[2] Kyrgyzstan attended the negotiations, but did not express its views on the text.

While Kyrgyzstan was among the 107 countries that adopted the convention text in Dublin, it did not sign the convention in Oslo in December 2008. Prior to the signing ceremony, Kyrgyz officials informed the CMC that they were still studying the convention text.[3]

Kyrgyzstan is not party to the Mine Ban Treaty or the Convention on Conventional Weapons.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared in April 2010 that Kyrgyzstan has never used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.[4]

[1] Letter No. 011-14/809 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, 30 April 2010.

[2] Statement of Kyrgyzstan, Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions, 22 February 2008. Notes by the CMC.

[3] Email from Laura Cheeseman, Campaigning Officer, CMC, 12 December 2008.

[4] Letter No. 011-14/809 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, 30 April 2010.