The first National Kurultai is held in the Sports Palace of Bishkek today. A total of about 500 people have gathered to participate in it.
«We invited the mayor’s office of Bishkek, the government, all the mass media to the Kurultai. We sent invitations to all 120 deputies of Parliament. But, as far as I know, no one from the mayor’s office, the government, the Parliament is present here today, «Azimbek Beknazarov said, opening the Kurultai.
The Kurultai, represented by Azimbek Beknazarov and seven delegates — one from each region, puts forward two demands to the Kyrgyz authorities. The first is to recognize the institution of the national Kurultai as an independent higher political public organization that will control the power and include it in the Constitution. The second: to preserve in the passports of the Kyrgyz citizens «nationality» column.