The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan issued a statement on the events in Karakalpakstan, where on the eve separatist unrest took place:
Uzbekistan is a fraternal state, a reliable ally and strategic partner of Kazakhstan.
Therefore, in Kazakhstan, the events in the neighboring friendly country were perceived with concern.
We welcome and support the decisions of the highest leadership of Uzbekistan to stabilize the situation in Karakalpakstan.
We are confident that peace and tranquility will reign in fraternal Uzbekistan on the eve of the most important political event - the referendum on amendments to the Constitution.
Kazakhstan firmly adheres to the course of developing and strengthening comprehensive cooperation with Uzbekistan in the spirit of the Treaties of Eternal Friendship of October 31, 1998 and Strategic Partnership of June 14, 2013, as well as the Alliance Ties Declaration of December 6, 2021.