Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) — The development of events and the tense situation in the Kyrgyz Republic are of serious concern in the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Uzbekistan, as the closest neighbor and strategic partner, expresses hope for the earliest possible stabilization of the situation in fraternal Kyrgyzstan in accordance with the norms of the Constitution and the country’s national legislation.
“We reaffirm our strong commitment to the further development and strengthening of Uzbek-Kyrgyz relations of friendship, good-neighborliness and multifaceted cooperation,” the statement reads.
The stability and sustainable development of Kyrgyzstan is an important factor in the security and prosperity of the entire Central Asian region, the ministry stated.
“In this difficult time, we in Uzbekistan are ready to provide all-round support to the fraternal people of Kyrgyzstan, with whom we are firmly bound by centuries-old historical and kinship ties, common cultural and spiritual values,” the Uzbek Foreign Ministry added.