Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan are interested in developing comprehensive interactions
Kabar: The next round of Kyrgyz-Uzbek inter-MFA political consultations was held in Tashkent on March 13-14, 2017. This was reported in the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was headed by First Deputy Foreign Minister Dinara Kemelova, the delegation of the Uzbek side was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan A. Nasyrov.
The sides exchanged views on topical issues on the bilateral agenda in the political, trade-economic, transport-communication, cultural, humanitarian and other fields, as well as international and regional issues.
As noted, the summit meeting held on December 24, 2016 in Samarkand, followed by mutual visits of government delegations with the participation of the leaders of the border regions of the regions, representatives of the public of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, interested contacts of business sphere, ongoing negotiations on the legal registration of the interstate border indicate New dynamics of the Uzbek-Kyrgyz multifaceted relations.
The sides confirmed their interest in the progressive development of cooperation in all spheres of mutual interest, including further deepening and expanding cooperation between the border regions of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
During the visit of the Kyrgyz delegation, separate inter-MFA consultations on consular issues and interaction in the information sphere were held.
In the consular sphere, the parties signed the Protocol, which reflects the current issues of mutual trips of citizens, interaction of diplomatic missions with the competent authorities of countries.
The same work was carried out by the intergovernmental commission and also in the second half of 2016. The question of opening the border between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan was brought to the forefront. However, by the end of the year, almost all the jointly developed projects were stopped.
In the implementation of this project, Uzbekistan has a decisive role. All agreements unilaterally were suspended for an indefinite period by the Uzbek side. Even from the delegation that went to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbek entrepreneurs were withdrawn on the border and returned back. Instead, they sent artists to Kyrgyzstan. Any self-respecting state would respond in a proper way for such an insulting and disparaging attitude towards itself. However, the Kyrgyz government did not realize this. They even danced to the songs of Uzbek art workers.
There was an internal split in the ruling elite of the Uzbek regime. One the one side there has been Formed and growing big gap between the security service, which Karimov gave wide powers and capabilities and the team of the current president on the other side. Mirziyoevsky team, acting as an initiative for economic reforms, intends to withdraw entrepreneurs from the influence of the old regime and take them under their control. However, the Karimov’s regime for many years ruled the country through the national security service. This has transformed the system of national security into a government machine of political pressure on the country. Karimov died, but the military security car is still working. Mirziyoyev realized that he could not get behind the wheel of this car and therefore tries to change this mechanism and create a new one that would be submissive to him. And this split will lead the regime to collapse, insha Allaah.
Kyrgyzstan is not capable of correctly measuring the political situation. Whenever the issue of cooperation with Uzbekistan is raised, Kyrgyzstan begins to fulfill all their conditions. The Uzbek side will first introduce its security service to Kyrgyzstan and will demand from the Kyrgyz authorities to strengthen the fight against the religious situation in the country. The Kyrgyz government is not taking into account the fact that these requirements may contradict the interests of the country, and will begin to fulfill all their conditions. The doors will be widely opened for agents of the Uzbek security services.
The political situation in Uzbekistan is in limbo until the conflict between Mirziyoyev and Inoyatov is resolved. In order to implement the reforms of economic cooperation between the both countries, which Kyrgyzstan hopes for, it is necessary that the president of Uzbekistan would win in his internal reforms. But in the current situation, this is hardly feasible.
Therefore, we would like to advise the Kyrgyz government not to hurry. Kyrgyzstan’s influence on Kyrgyz-Uzbek cooperation is very weak. The implementation of economic cooperation projects depends almost entirely on the wishes of the Uzbek side. If so, before agreeing to their dastardly conditions, it would be worthwhile to pay attention to internal conflicts of the Uzbek regime.