On July 24, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a series of telephone conversations with the Presidents and authoritative politicians of foreign countries.
The foreign partners warmly congratulated the President on his birthday, addressing sincere wishes of a sound health, prosperity and great success in implementing the strategy of large-scale reforms and transformations aimed at radically improving the living standards of the population, strengthening the institutions of democratic society, modernizing the economy and strengthening the international authority of the country.
The pragmatic and proactive foreign policy of the Leader of Uzbekistan was particularly noted which has made it possible to significantly raise the level of partnership of Uzbekistan with the countries of the world and multilateral structures in a short time, as well as to fill it with a concrete subctance.
In addition, there was an exchange of views on the current international and regional agenda, the issues of preparation for the upcoming summits, including the SCO, the Organization of Turkic States and others, were discussed.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has emphasized that under the leadership of the President of Uzbekistan, the country is successfully advancing along the path of economic and social development, as well as plays a constructive role in the international affairs.
The President of Russia has also announced the Decree signed the other day on awarding President Shavkat Mirziyoyev a high state award of Russia - the Order of Alexander Nevskiy, for great merits in strengthening friendship and bilateral cooperation.
During the telephone conversation, the implementation of the agreements of the high-level meetings was reviewed. The importance of continuing the active work as a part of effective cooperation mechanisms imposed to maintain the high dynamics of trade and economic cooperation and promote the priority cooperation projects was emphasized.
The Leaders of Uzbekistan and Russia also noted with satisfaction the productive contacts and exchanges at the interregional level, and called for their further expansion.
In a telephone conversation, the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reiterated his full support for the decisive actions of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to ensure stability and sustainable development in the country and the Central Asian region.
The topical issues of development of the Uzbek-Turkish comprehensive strategic partnership were considered.
A special attention was paid to the practical implementation of agreements at the highest level, including on increasing the volume of mutual trade, accelerating the investment projects in the energy sector, agriculture, industry, construction, modernizing tourism infrastructure, as well as intensifying humanitarian exchanges.
The practical significance of the initiative to launch multilateral consultations at the level of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Transport of Uzbekistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan was noted.
The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed confidence that the successful implementation of the large-scale reforms initiated by the President of Uzbekistan shall serve as a guarantee of sustainable growth, contribute to the speedy achievement of high goals and objectives for building a New Uzbekistan.
The issues of further strengthening the Uzbek-Kazakh relations of strategic partnership and alliance, expanding a multifaceted cooperation between the two countries were considered.
The importance of accelerating cooperation projects in the trade and logistics, industry, and the agro-industrial complex was emphasized. An agreement was reached to continue a close cooperation at the level of the governments of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
In addition, a special attention was paid to the early preparation and start of practical implementation of major infrastructure projects in the region.
«The construction and development of the New Uzbekistan, as well as today’s cardinal reforms in the country are inextricably linked with the activities of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev», the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov has emphasized.
During the conversation, the issues of preparing the agenda for the upcoming top-level meetings were discussed.
The importance of the two countries’ governments working out a new package of trade contracts and industrial cooperation agreements, as well as other bilateral documents on the priority areas of the Uzbek-Kyrgyz strategic partnership was noted.
A special attention was paid to the promotion of major regional projects in the energy and transport.
The Leader of Uzbekistan has once again congratulated the President of Kyrgyzstan on the successful holding of the next Consultative Meeting of the Heads of Central Asian States on July 20-21 this year in the town of Cholpon -Ata.
During a telephone conversation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon has noted the special merits of the Leader of Uzbekistan in strengthening and deepening the Uzbek-Tajik relations of friendship, good neighborliness and multifaceted cooperation.
The importance of the timely practical realization of the «road map» for implementing the agreements reached on the outcomes of the official visit of the President of Tajikistan to Uzbekistan on June 2-3 this year was noted.
A particular attention was paid to the acceleration of cooperation projects, primarily in the energy sector.
The issues of preparation for the upcoming Samarkand Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in September this year were also discussed.
The Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow has emphasized that the friendship and brotherhood relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, which have been dynamically developing over the years, have been enriched with a new substance in recent years. According to his words, it became possible owing to the constant special attention and the huge personal contribution of the President of Uzbekistan to strengthening the bilateral cooperation.
The productive results of the state visit of the President of Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan held on July 14-15 this year were highly appreciated. The importance of the practical implementation of the agreements reached based on a road map, including the med-term Industrial Cooperation Program, the project of creating a Border Trade Zone, contracts and agreements on the outcomes of the first Forum of Regions and the Business Council, was emphasized.
The active contacts and exchanges through the established effective inter-parliamentary dialogue were noted with particular satisfaction.
«Uzbekistan has become a prosperous country, confidently moving along the path of socio-economic progress, having gained authority in the international arena. The Republic of Azerbaijan sincerely rejoices at the success of fraternal Uzbekistan», the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has said.
The Presidents highly appreciated the productive results of the bilateral meetings and top-level events held in Uzbekistan on June 21-22 this year.
The issues of practical implementation of agreements and arrangements adopted on the outcomes of the Uzbek-Azerbaijani negotiations were discussed.
The ongoing intensive contacts and exchanges at the intergovernmental and interdepartmental levels, the steadily high growth rates of mutual trade turnover, as well as effective joint work to promote cooperation projects were noted with particular satisfaction.
The President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that «in our current time, with its unprecedented level of threats and calls to national security, the demand for strong and wise leadership is especially relevant. Devotion to the interests of state, readiness to take responsibility characterize the true leader of Uzbekistan».
During the conversation, the Presidents of the two countries noted with satisfaction the dynamic development of the Uzbek-Belarusian multifaceted relations observed in recent years and their filling with concrete substance.
The volume of mutual trade is growing. The number of successful cooperation projects in various sectors of the economy is increasing. The educational, cultural and humanitarian exchanges are expanding.
A high assessment was given to the established regular and productive dialogue at the level of heads of governments. We are working on promising projects in the mechanical engineering, the agro-industrial complex, the chemical, pharmaceutical and electrical industries, and other areas of practical cooperation.
In a telephone conversation with the Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko, the issues of further development and deepening a multifaceted cooperation between the two countries were considered.
The well-established close and effective inter-parliamentary cooperation, which contributes to the consistent strengthening of the Uzbek-Russian relations of friendship, strategic partnership and alliance, was acknowledged with a great appreciation.
As a part of the regional cooperation, in May this year, the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the countries of Central Asia and Russia was successfully held in the city of Ashgabat. In October, the next meeting of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Tashkent.
The President of Uzbekistan has reaffirmed his support for the development of close and fruitful cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries.
The first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the significant contribution of the President of Uzbekistan to the development of bilateral relations between our fraternal states.
During the conversation, the dynamic development of the multifaceted cooperation, the consistent strengthening of the Uzbek-Kazakh relations of good neighborliness, strategic partnership and alliance were noted with satisfaction.
An exchange of views took place on the development of the situation in the region. The fruitful results of the regular Consultative Meeting of the Heads of States of Central Asia, held on July 20-21 this year in Kyrgyzstan, were highly appreciated.
The President of Uzbekistan has also received the congratulatory messages from the authoritative global organizations and foreign leaders.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres noted that «the country under the leadership of the President of Uzbekistan is contributing to international efforts related to climate change, environmental protection and regional connectivity, while undertaking a significant reform process».
He has highlighted that Uzbekistan, as a member of the UN Human Rights Council, has taken on a special obligation to promote and protect human rights.
“The United Nations will continue to count on the Republic of Uzbekistan to promote the values and principles enshrined in the UN Charter,” said the Secretary-General of this most respected global institution.
In his congratulatory message, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping stressed, “under the leadership of the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, transformations in various fields are steadily moving forward in Uzbekistan and building of the New Uzbekistan is rapidly expanding, that sincerely rejoice the Chinese side.”
“This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Uzbekistan. For 30 years, the Chinese-Uzbek relations have been continuously developing and serve as an example of good neighborliness and mutually beneficial cooperation between the states.
In February this year, we have held a fruitful meeting in Beijing and reached important agreements to advance bilateral relations in the new historical realities.
I pay a great attention to the development of the Chinese-Uzbek relations and appreciate an in-depth friendship that has developed with you. I am ready to make joint efforts to further enhance multifaceted cooperation for the benefit of the two countries and peoples,” said President Xi Jinping.
The congratulatory messages were also sent by:
President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedow;
President of the Republic of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan;
President of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh;
Vice President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum;
Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin;
Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev;
Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan;
Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Interior Minister Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan;
Chairman of the Executive Committee – Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States Sergey Lebedev;
Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Zhang Ming;
Secretary-General of the Organization of Turkic States Baghdad Amreyev;
Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich;
Chairman of the Council of Elders of the Organization of Turkic States Binali Yildirim;
Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili.
The congratulatory messages continue to arrive.