JOINT STATEMENT OF THE HEADS OF STATES OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN, THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN, TURKMENISTAN AND THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN ON EVENTS IN THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

The events taking place in brotherly Kyrgyzstan cause our serious concern.

We, as close neighbors, bound by centuries-old bonds 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.

We express 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 prosperity of Kyrgyzstan is an important factor in regional security and sustainable development of 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 and cultural-humanitarian ties, cross-border, and interregional interaction.

Moving along the path of further strengthening Central Asian solidarity, we will always support the people of Kyrgyzstan in their strive for unity, peace, independent development, and prosperity.