Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

Kyrgyz president pledges cooperation with Uzbekistan on fight against extremism - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
Select Page

Bishke- Kyrgyzstan”s President Kurmanbek Bakiyev on Monday pledged that his country was ready to cooperate with neighboring Uzbekistan in fighting terrorism and religious extremism.

&#34Kyrgyzstan shares Uzbekistan”s concern over growing threats from religious extremism, including from Hizb-ut-Tahrir and other religious extremist organizations,&#34 Bakiyev said in a statement. &#34We express solidarity with Uzbekistan over the necessity to step up joint efforts in the fight against international terrorism and religious extremism that threaten regional security and stability.&#34

Bakiyev said that both sides should take additional measures to stabilize the situation on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border.

Bakiyev also said that expanding trade and economic relations with Uzbekistan &#34has been, and still remains, a main priority in Kyrgyzstan”s foreign economic activities.&#34

Bakiyev”s statement comes a day before a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who has praised Kyrgyz government for complying with its international obligations when dealing with Uzbek refugees.

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

More Posts

Follow Me:
FacebookGoogle PlusYouTube