On the morning of June 3, before the take-off to the city of Urgench, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Foreign Minister of Poland Zbigniew Rau.
Further development of Uzbekistan’s multifaceted cooperation with the OSCE, expansion of the Uzbek-Polish relations, as well as the current international agenda were discussed.
The quality new level of partnership achieved with the OSCE in recent years was noted with great satisfaction. This is evidenced by an open and productive dialogue in all three dimensions of the Organization’s operations, active high-level contacts and exchanges, as well as successful implementation of joint activities in accordance with the adopted Roadmap.
The OSCE Chairman-in-Office has praised the results of the ongoing strategy of irreversible reforms in the New Uzbekistan and the country’s pragmatic foreign policy, above all in strengthening relations of friendship, good-neighborliness and trust in Central Asia.
The strengthening of practical cooperation of Uzbekistan with all institutions of this high-profile international structure, expansion of expert support for democratic reforms, including a constitutional reform, and deepening of cooperation through the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization.
In the economic and environmental dimensions, a special attention was paid to promotion of projects in the field of «green» development, digitalization, poverty reduction through job creation and support of business initiatives, implementation of important environmental measures, including in the Aral Sea region.
There was also an exchange of views on the international policy issues, including the development of multilateral relations with the European Union, promotion of peace and socio-economic reconstruction in Afghanistan.
The Leader of Uzbekistan has highlighted the prospects of expanding the Uzbek-Polish practical cooperation.
Thus, the bilateral trade turnover rose last year by a third, and has risen by nearly 50% since the year’s beginning. A range of joint projects in agriculture, food, chemical, electrical and other industries has been underway with leading Polish companies.
The important humanitarian programs are being carried out, including a branch of Warsaw University of Management that has launched its activity in Uzbekistan.
During the meeting, the importance of establishing direct contacts between businesses and intensifying the cultural and humanitarian exchanges was underscored.
An agreement has been reached to adopt a joint roadmap on the outcomes of Zbigniew Rau’s current visit to Uzbekistan.