The leaders of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a joint statement on the events in Kyrgyzstan.
“The events taking place in brotherly Kyrgyzstan are causing serious concern. We, as close neighbors, united by centuries-old ties of friendship, good neighborliness, common cultural and spiritual values, call on the people of Kyrgyzstan in these difficult days to show their inherent wisdom in order to preserve peace and restore stability in the country,” the statement said.
The heads of state expressed the hope that all political parties and public circles of Kyrgyzstan will make the necessary efforts to ensure peace and tranquility, to resolve the issues that have arisen with the indispensable observance of the Constitution and national legislation.
The statement underscored that the well-being of Kyrgyzstan is an important factor in regional security and sustainable development of the entire Central Asia.
“Our countries have one past and are building a common future. The peoples of Central Asia are historically united by the desire for lasting peace, harmony and creation for the benefit of future generations. Sharing common goals, our states are actively strengthening regional cooperation to expand trade, economic, investment, transport, communication, cultural and humanitarian ties, cross-border and interregional interaction,” the leaders said.
They noted that neighboring countries are ready to support the people of Kyrgyzstan.
“Moving along the path of further strengthening Central Asian solidarity, we will always support the people of Kyrgyzstan in their striving for unity, peaceful, independent development and prosperity,” the statement concluded.