Uzbekistan takes a balanced, neutral position on the current situation in Ukraine, the spokesperson of the President of Uzbekistan Sherzod Asadov said in a statement. “Since yesterday, I have been receiving requests from our media outlets and bloggers to comment on the results of a recent telephone conversation between the Presidents of Uzbekistan and Russia. In this regard, I would like to inform our colleagues the following,” he said.
Asadov said that besides the contemporary issues on a dense bilateral agenda, the leaders of Uzbekistan and Russia also exchanged views on the current situation around Ukraine. The President of Russia informed the head of our state on the reasons and circumstances of the decision to launch a special operation, he noted.
In his turn, the leader of Uzbekistan expressed hope that the parties will soon find mutually acceptable ways to resolve the situation and prevent its further escalation, Asadov stated. “I would like to emphasize that Uzbekistan takes a balanced, neutral position on this matter,” he underlined.
“Our country traditionally has close, friendly relations with both Russia and Ukraine. We are interested in ensuring peace, stability and sustainable development in our vast region. All disputes and disagreements that arise must be addressed solely on the basis of the international law norms,” Asadov concluded.