Uzbekistan has allocated $1.5 million to the UN Near East Agency to provide valuable humanitarian assistance to residents of the Gaza Strip. This contribution was announced by the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
President Mirziyoyev addressed the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas movement, acknowledging that the armed clashes exacerbate a humanitarian crisis and result in numerous civilian casualties. He particularly highlighted the tragic loss of innocent lives, including children and women, the displacement of people from their homes, and the dire conditions they face.
President Mirziyoyev extended his sympathies and condolences to the families affected on both the Palestinian and Israeli sides. He expressed unwavering solidarity with the Palestinian people and their legitimate right to establish an independent state, in line with previous resolutions of the General Assembly and the UN Security Council.
Recognizing the potential for further escalation and the far-reaching consequences of the conflict, the Uzbek leader appealed to both sides for an immediate humanitarian truce and cessation of hostilities, stressing the importance of a peaceful resolution.
President Mirziyoyev underscored the unique experience of peaceful coexistence in the Central Asian region, where people of different nationalities and faiths, including Muslims, Christians, and Jews, have lived together in harmony for centuries. This experience serves as a testament to the value of peaceful coexistence and mutual respect.