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President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, during a trip to the Tashkent province on Thursday, commented on reports that the Shovvozsoy resort was built for the leadership of Uzbekistan.

“This is a state-owned company belonging to the railway authorities. No one lives there, and it has not been transferred to anyone. This is a state-owned area. The president has nothing to do with it. " - said Shavkat Mirziyoyev, answering a question from journalist Aziza Kurbanova.

“If the president goes there, then it is with some high-ranking official, cooperation with whom can benefit Uzbekistan,” he added.

“Why don’t you tell those people: the president and we are walking long distances, you also come and try to walk with him at least once,” the head of state joked.

“And then, how many times in five years did the president have vacation? Why don't you ask this question? " - noted Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

At the end of February, Radio Liberty Uzbek Service launched investigation poking into the Uzbek president’s alleged secret resort within the mountains.

Uzbekistan Railways, a state-owned firm that controls the protected land on which the compound was constructed, released a statement in response to RFE/RL’s investigation, which it referred to obliquely as “unfounded and unfaithful stories.”

On the safety angle, for instance, the location sits inside certainly one of simply six no-fly zones in Uzbekistan. 4 of the opposite registered no-fly zones cowl 5 recognized presidential residences; the ultimate no-fly zone covers Uzbekistan’s Nuclear Physics Institute. 

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