July 4, 2022
Today, on July 4, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
The leaders considered topical issues of further strengthening the Uzbek-Kazakh relations of strategic partnership and alliance.
July 4, 2022
Representatives of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization condemned the attempts to destabilize the situation in Uzbekistan and expressed support to the authorities of Uzbekistan in restoration of rule of law and order after protests in Karakalpakstan.
“The Executive Committee of SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure condemns any unconstitutional actions….In connection with the events that occurred on July 1 in Karakalpakstan, the Executive Committee of SCO RATS expresses support to the measures adopted by the government of Uzbekistan….”
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states include China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
July 18, 2022
Protests broke out in the autonomous Karakalpakstan province over plans for constitutional amendments that would chop away secession rights.
The rare protests which broke out in Uzbekistan’s autonomous Karakalpakstan province last Friday have left 18 people killed, Uzbek authorities said on Monday.
Protests erupted in the northwestern province’s capital Nukus after news that fresh constitutional amendments would curtail the province’s autonomy by taking away its right to secede.
Some 243 were also wounded, and authorities detained 516, before releasing most of them, as per a press briefing by the national guard press office.
Local media in Karakalpakstan had earlier cited opposition figures as saying “thousands” had been hospitalized.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has reversed the decision to curtail Karakalpakstan’s autonomy in the new constitution after the protests