Diplomacy Flurry as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan's Leaders Meet
The coming weeks will see a flurry of regional diplomacy in Central Asia as the leader of Uzbekistan visits Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan’s president heads to Uzbekistan.
Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev will be dropping in on his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev next week.
“We have very good relations with him,” Atambayev told a crowd in the southern Kyrgyz town of Uzgen. “Two weeks ago the prime ministers of our countries met and drew up a document on the [demarcation] of 84 percent of our borders. That was the first visit from an Uzbek prime minister in 26 years.”
Much of the heavy lifting appears to have been done in that historic encounter, leaving Atambayev and Mirziyoyev to bask in the satisfying positive press that will accompany their upcoming talks.
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