Russian prime minister declares 3rd Winter World Military Games openMilitary & Defense February 24, 22:33
Russia to veto UNSC resolution imposing sanctions on Syria — envoyRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 22:29
Ukrainian MP Savchenko arrives in Donetsk republic to visit Ukrainian prisoners — agencyWorld February 24, 22:25
Russian Defense Ministry surprised over German MPs reaction to Reichstag miniature plansRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 16:32
Iraq's PM orders airstrikes on IS positions in SyriaWorld February 24, 16:09
Nord Stream 2 financing model to be ready by year end - OMVBusiness & Economy February 24, 13:44
Churkin left bright mark in history of Russian diplomacy, Lavrov saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 12:20
Cargo spacecraft docks ISS in automatic modeScience & Space February 24, 11:58
Belarus to present to European Commission report on NPP stress tests' results - ministryBusiness & Economy February 24, 11:36
SAMARKAND, September 6 /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Uzbekistan expressed his attitude to the nation and its late President Islam Karimov, Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
"Your visit today to Uzbekistan speaks volumes. We are extremely grateful to you for that. It is the shoulder of a true friend lent during times of trouble when the republic is grieving for its first President Islam Karimov," the Uzbek prime minister said at a meeting with Putin.
The Uzbek prime minister said he was grateful to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev who attended Islam Karimov’s funeral on Monday.
"Yesterday, we all watched the interview you gave in China and heard what you said about our much esteemed (late President) Islam Abduganiyevich (Karimov). You were right when you said that over the years (that he was in power) Uzbekistan and Russia had built solid ties," Mirziyoyev said.
He added that Uzbekistan had always regarded Russia as an ally and a strategic partner.
"I think that everybody knows that. Islam Abduganiyevich (Karimov) also thought that way. We will continue developing up our relations. The nature of our relations with Russia and our foreign policy have always been strategic," the Uzbek prime minister said adding that the two countries would continue strengthening the bridge of friendship, which Vladimir Putin and the late President Karimov had built for years.
"Your visit today to Uzbekistan reflects your personal attitude to our much revered president (Islam Karimov) and to the people of Uzbekistan. Today, people in Tashkent, Samarkand and elsewhere around the country are saying with pride that your visit and your arrival are worth a lot," the Uzbek prime minister stressed.