Negotiations between the Presidents of Uzbekistan and Russia has begun
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On October 19, the main events within the framework of the state visit of the President of the Russian Federation began at Kuksaroy residence.
After the official welcoming ceremony, Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Vladimir Putin held negotiations in a narrow format.
The President of Uzbekistan, warmly welcoming the distinguished guest, noted that relations between Uzbekistan and Russia over the past two years have further strengthened.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed sincere appreciation for establishment and solemn opening of the monument to the First President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov in Moscow.
“Russia is a strategic partner of Uzbekistan. Our partnership has reached a qualitatively new level and is dynamically developing in all areas by joint efforts. More than eighty high-level visits were conducted last year. We have established close cooperation between the regions. For the first time, Tashkent hosts Interregional Cooperation Forum between the two countries. More than a thousand representatives of Russia’s entities, public and business representatives are attending the event. The trade turnover has grown by thirty percent since the beginning of the year. Large investment projects are being implemented”, said the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev also noted with great satisfaction that another strategic project is being launched – construction of the first nuclear power station in Uzbekistan.
Cultural and humanitarian exchange is expanding. This year, for the first time, Uzbekistan – Russia Media Forum was held, on the eve of the visit an Educational Forum was conducted with participation of 80 heads of leading Russian universities.
“And this is only a number of examples of the breakthrough that has been achieved recently. I am confident that your state visit will give a powerful impetus to relations between Uzbekistan and Russia”, emphasized Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Vladimir Putin expressed his gratitude to Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the invitation and noted that Uzbekistan is a reliable ally, a strategic partner of Russia. He emphasized that after last year’s state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Russia, bilateral contacts in all areas have fundamentally changed for the better, as well as expressed readiness of Russia to further develop relations.
At the meeting, issues of expanding practical cooperation, implementation of promising projects and programs in various fields were discussed, views were exchanged on international and regional issues.