A potential ally of David Cameron in Kyrgyzstan


On Wednesday, March 7, member of Kyrgyz parliament Azimbek Beknazarov suggested paying off the country’s foreign debt by planting opium. Beknazarov, who is now a member of opposition faction “For reforms”, used to be Kyrgyzstan’s Prosecutor General.

“To solve this problem [of foreign debt] we need unordinary steps. I know that my suggestion will stir a heated debate. This year Afghanistan announced almost officially that it will increase opium crops. We have to do the same and permit our people to plant opium for a year or two. After that all international organizations will raise havoc and offer themselves to write off out country’s debts,” the deputy said.

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