The meeting of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier took place at Bellevue Palace.
At the meeting, the parties discussed issues of further deepening political dialogue and mutually beneficial cooperation on bilateral and multilateral basis on a wide range of issues of mutual interest.
The desire to continue mutual support within the framework of the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and other authoritative international structures was confirmed.
Presidents reaffirmed the importance of strengthening relations based on implementation of the new EU Strategy for Central Asia, which is being developed on Berlin’s initiative.
The President of Uzbekistan proposed to establish a dialogue in “Central Asia + Germany” format.
It was noted that attracting advanced German experience and technologies is of particular importance in the process of radical modernization of Uzbekistan’s economy.
Сooperation in cultural-humanitarian field was also discussed. The perspectives of using effective German pedagogical technologies in school education, including implementation of “Schools: Partners of the Future” (PASCH) initiative, as well as opening German universities’ branches in Uzbekistan and deepening cultural ties between people of the two countries were noted.
In conclusion, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev invited Frank-Walter Steinmeier to pay a return visit to Uzbekistan. The Federal President expressed his readiness to visit Uzbekistan in spring this year.