Writing in an article, which was published in the Ozbekiston Ovozi newspaper on 1 March on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s joining the UN, Karimbekov praised Uzbekistan’s cooperation with the UN over these 16 years and said: "Uzbekistan considers the UN a unique and matchless organization in the world. Indeed, there is no other organization in the world that can replace the UN."
The commentator also hoped for the further development of the Uzbek-UN cooperation. He particularly said: "Based on 16-year cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United Nations, one can express confidence that our cooperation will further strengthen in ensuring peace, equality and stability, as well as accord between the world’s nations in the conditions of world integration and globalization."
Karimbekov also stressed that "the UN highly assesses Uzbekistan’s role in the region and sees Uzbekistan as a guarantee of stability in the region".