OREANDA-NEWS. President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Thursday in a telephone conversation with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed support for the people and leadership of the neighboring country, the press service of the Uzbek leader said.

According to the press service, during the conversation the heads of state exchanged views on the development of the situation in Kazakhstan, measures taken to stabilize the situation and restore peace and tranquility in the republic as soon as possible.

"The leader of Uzbekistan once again confirmed the unwavering support of the fraternal people and the leadership of Kazakhstan in their striving to ensure stability and prosperity in the country," the message says.

Kyrgyzstan also confirms its readiness to fulfill its allied obligations within the framework of the CSTO in connection with the appeal of President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev to the necessary extent, Prime Minister of the Republic Akylbek Zhaparov said at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of the country on Thursday.

"In accordance with the decision of the head of state and the Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Kyrgyz Republic confirms its readiness to provide all-round support to fraternal Kazakhstan and, to the extent necessary, fulfill its allied obligations within the framework of the CSTO in connection with the appeal of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev." , - the prime minister is quoted by his press service.

On Thursday, the government of Kyrgyzstan gathered for an extraordinary meeting. According to the press service, the meeting discussed the current socio-political situation in the country, "which has developed in connection with the escalation of tension and the introduction of a state of emergency throughout the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan."

"The Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers heard reports from the heads of law enforcement agencies on the situation on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border and possible threats to move criminal elements and weapons to the territory of Kyrgyzstan. Instructions were also given to the ministries of the financial and economic block to take the necessary measures to ensure the smooth functioning of the banking system, and also food and fuel security of the republic ", - noted in the press service.