Uzbekistan and Russia Presidents Reinforce Commitment to Strengthen Cooperation

In a cordial meeting at the Kuksaroy residence, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of the Republic of Uzbekistan welcomed President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation, highlighting the significance of Putin's visit as one of his first foreign trips after reelection.

The discussions centered on enhancing the already robust Uzbek-Russian relations, emphasizing the comprehensive strategic partnership and alliance between the two nations.

Both leaders commended the recent series of fruitful engagements, including parliamentary meetings, political consultations, exhibitions, and academic conferences, which have contributed to the deepening of bilateral ties. Notably, the ongoing Week of Russian Art in Tashkent further underscores the cultural bonds between the two countries.

The substantial growth in trade and economic cooperation, marked by increasing trade turnover and Russian investments in Uzbekistan, was hailed. The burgeoning industrial cooperation, with a portfolio of joint projects amounting to $45 billion, reflects the mutual commitment to economic collaboration. An agreement to establish a Joint Investment Platform to support these projects was also reached.

Acknowledging the importance of interregional cooperation, the presidents announced the inaugural meeting of the Council of Regions of Uzbekistan and Russia, to be chaired by the heads of both states.

Discussions also encompassed cooperation in energy, agriculture, innovation, migration, security, and other fields, emphasizing the shared commitment to mutual benefit and progress.

Cultural and humanitarian exchanges were lauded, with plans for a Cultural Cooperation Program during the visit. Education and training of engineering personnel were highlighted, with agreements to establish branches of prestigious Russian universities in Uzbekistan.

The leaders exchanged views on regional and international matters of mutual interest, affirming their commitment to ongoing collaboration and dialogue.




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