On February 17, 2020, Kyrgyzstan hosted a solemn event on the occasion of the awarding of the title “Person of 2019” to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev by Ala-Too Aiymdary (Ala-Too Women) Ecological Movement.
According to Uzbekistan MFA, on behalf of the country’s leadership, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ilkhom Nematov arrived in Bishkek to receive the special award and diploma.
Head of Ala-Too Aiymdary, Jipargul Bargibayeva noted that the main motive for choosing the President of Uzbekistan is to raise Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan relations to a qualitatively new high level, as well as the policy pursued by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to create the atmosphere of friendship, peace, good neighborliness, constructive and fraternal relations between the countries of the region. The award of Ala-Too Aiymdary movement is in fact an expression of the will of the whole people of Kyrgyzstan.
Jipargul Bargibayeva emphasized that fraternal Uzbekistan pays special attention to issues of interethnic harmony, ensuring the rights of ethnic minorities in the country.
In response, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ilkhom Nematov, on behalf of the President of Uzbekistan, expressed sincere gratitude and high respect to Ala-Too Aiymdary movement and in his person the brotherly people of Kyrgyzstan for recognizing the merits of the leader of Uzbekistan in strengthening mutually beneficial Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan cooperation.