The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has extended invitations to several leaders across the globe to participate in the Victory Day Parade of the country.
Accepting President Vladimir Putin’s invitation, Uzbekistan’s President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, will pay a two-day working visit to Russia on June 23 and June 24. The confirmation came from Uzbek President’s press service on June 22.
In his visit, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is to hold talks with his Russian counterpart along with participating in the ceremonies being held in Russia to commemorate the 75th anniversary of victory in World War II.
Uzbekistan played a crucial role during the World War II as it fought alongside other former republics of the Soviet Union that claimed the lives of more than 538,000 Uzbeks. According to official statistics, more than 158,000 Uzbeks were missing after the war.
Uzbekistan became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991 after the break of the USSR.