"The Kyrgyz authorities should establish relations with Uzbekistan, and not to wait for an invitation to the table," the professor, doctor of historical sciences Zainidin Kurmanov believes.
He is confident that the country's leaders should go to Tashkent and begin to negotiate with the new president on borders and other sharp and controversial aspects of bilateral relations.
"I do not think that the political course of Uzbekistan will change much after Karimov in relation to partners on the international arena," Zainidin Kurmanov said.
"It is impossible to imagine Central Asia without Uzbekistan. This state will continue its policy of building up the dominance in the region. Do not forget about the demographic growth of the population of this country. We, definitely, have to be friends with the Uzbeks. There is simply no other way out," Zainidin Kurmanov said.
Official announcement of the Uzbek leader's death was made the day before. Islam Karimov was hospitalized on August 28 with a brain hemorrhage. He will be buried in Samarkand today, September 3.