Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Uzbekistan's Foreign Ministry has given a harsh response to Russia, criticizing the draft law that mandates the Speaking of Uzbek in state agencies.
Recently, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that supporters of working in the Uzbek language had a minority status in Uzbek society. Russia also invited Uzbekistan, a former Soviet republic, to preserve the official use of Russian for the purpose of maintaining and improving History, time and bilateral relations.
The government of Uzbekistan interpreted this statement by Russia as interference in their state's internal affairs.
Russia's intervention is unacceptable, the new regulations, which have not yet come into force, aim to enforce long-standing rules, and such decisions are the state's internal policy, the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement. While the statement did not directly refer to Russia, the statement of comments made by 'some foreign officials' drew attention.