President Kurmanbek Bakiyev of Kyrgyzstan, President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, President Emomali Rakhmonov of Tajikistan arrived in the capital of Kazakhstan to take part in the summit.
Questions on developing multilateral collaboration and situation in the region were discussed during the meeting of the heads of the Central Asian states.
- I would like to greet all of you in Astana and to thank you that you have accepted my invitation and have come here, in order to spent this weekend together and to discuss our affairs, - the President of Kazakhstan said while opening the meeting.
- I would like to express the feeling of deep appreciation to Nursultan Abishevich for the warm welcome and brotherly feelings. We always consider those as a sign of unity in our interests, - President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan pointed out.
The Leader of Kazakhstan congratulated the Presidents of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan on Independence Day and wished prosperity, stability and well-being for the brotherly nations.