Georgian PM: We are very saddened by the tragic events that took place in Kazakhstan

  • A state of emergency and curfew has been declared in Kazakhstan from January 5 to 19. Photo: Pavel Mikheyev/Reuters. 

Agenda.ge, 10 Jan 2022 - 16:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

"We are deeply saddened by the tragic events that have taken place in Kazakhstan, as a result of which dozens of people have died," the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili stated at a government meeting earlier today. 

PM Garibashvili also spoke about Georgian citizens in Kazakhstan and noted that some of them have returned to Georgia, and the Georgian Embassy there continues to communicate actively with Georgian citizens who remain in the country, providing assistance if needed.

We hope that all measures will be taken as soon as possible for the final de-escalation of the situation, security and stability”, Garibashvili said, adding "we wish the country, our brother Kazakhstan, speedy recovery, to be able to overcome the consequences of the crisis very soon and continue to move towards further development.”

Ongoing mass unrest in Kazakhstan began on January 2 over a doubling in the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the country.

The government of Kazakhstan resigned on January 4, but the protests continued.

After the worst violence in independent Kazakhstan’s 30-year history, the situation in Almaty and other cities was mostly calm on Sunday.

A state of emergency and curfew has been declared in Kazakhstan from January 5 to 19.

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