On September 15, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting with the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, who arrived in our country to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit.
At the beginning of the meeting, Alexander Lukashenko thanked the leader of Uzbekistan for the invitation and expressed his sincere gratitude for supporting the procedure for launching the admission of the Republic of Belarus to this authoritative international structure.
There was an exchange of views on the topical issues of the bilateral agenda, and the consistent expansion of multifaceted practical cooperation, international and regional politics.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted that the Uzbek - Belarusian relations continue to develop successfully in the spirit of friendship and partnership.
The bilateral trade and economic cooperation is actively moving forward. The trade turnover between the two countries increased by 44% last year, and by another 12% over the first seven months of this year.
The sides agreed to speed up the work on expanding the network of trading houses and logistics centers in the two countries, launching the Agroexpress project for the accelerated food delivery, as well as introducing an electronic system for certification of the origin of goods.
The leaders of Uzbekistan and Belarus stressed the need to promote mutually beneficial partnership in the field of industrial cooperation in mechanical engineering, agro-industrial complex, chemical, pharmaceutical and electrical industries.
Separately, the importance of further using the potential of the regions of the two countries was noted. The President of Uzbekistan proposed to hold the second Interregional Forum in Uzbekistan.
The sides noted with satisfaction the active development of cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian sphere, primarily in education and cinematography.