Putin Tells Uzbek Premier Stability Is Key as Succession Begins

  • ‘Strategic partnership’ with Russia will go on, Mirziyoev says
  • Uzbekistan seeks new president after death of Islam Karimov

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President Vladimir Putin told a potential successor to the late Uzbek leader Islam Karimov that stability is the key to governing as he pledged that Russia “will do everything” to maintain ties with the central Asian state.

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