BISHKEK, September 16 /TASS/. The participants in the CIS summit in Bishkek decided to address the people of Uzbekistan to urge them to stay united ahead of new presidential elections slated for December 4, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Akayev said on Friday.
Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, suggested sending an address to the fraternal people of Uzbekistan to call on them to stay united so that the elections of a new president could pass in a stable atmosphere.
President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan died at the age of 78 as a result of brain haemorrhage on September 2, 2016. He was buried in his native city of Samarkand on September 3.
President Atambayev also said that the CIS summit in Bishkek had paid much attention to ways of optimizing the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) work.
"We are grateful to all CIS countries for reaching a compromise. We can now sign the documents, which will lead us to reforms. It was a very big job especially on the part of the ministries of foreign affairs and the heads of stated," Atambayev said.
The president of Kyrgyzstan said that in a modern world it was necessary to preserve any floor for maintaining any full-format CIS dialogue. He expressed the hope that the CIS borders would start uniting people instead of dividing them one day.