Meeting with Belgium’s Senate President
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Ambassador of Uzbekistan Dilyor Khakimov met with the President of the Senate of Belgium Sabine Laruelle, in Brussels.
According to Uzbekistan MFA, at the meeting, the parties discussed the state and prospects of expanding bilateral relations, as well as issues of inter-parliamentary dialogue.
Sabine Laruelle noted that Brussels highly appreciates the nature and content of large-scale reforms carried out at the initiative of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, his open policy.
The President of the Senate expressed hope that during the upcoming visit to Brussels, the President of Uzbekistan will visit the Senate of Belgium, which will contribute to the expansion of inter-parliamentary cooperation. In this context, she welcomed the successful conduction of parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan on December 22 last year based on universally recognized democratic principles.
The Belgian side supported the proposal on paying more attention to issues of trade-economic cooperation between the parties, in particular between the regions of Belgium and Uzbekistan, representatives of small and medium business.
Tourism and the increase in the number of Belgian travelers in Uzbekistan should also become one of the key areas for development of relations. Sabine Laruelle welcomed the abolition of entry visas for citizens of EU countries and noted that she warmly remembers her trip to Uzbekistan.
The Senate President expressed great interest in the efforts of Uzbekistan to overcome the consequences of the Aral Sea tragedy. In this regard, she noted that she would take all necessary measures to achieve Belgium’s involvement in efforts to internationally support for the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund.