The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov have met at «Ala Archa» state residence in Bishkek.
Having expressed his gratitude for the invitation and a warm reception, our President noted that Uzbek-Kyrgyz cooperation has been developing fruitfully over the past two years.
«Kyrgyzstan is our major strategic partner, close neighbor and trusted friend», Shavkat Mirziyoyev has said.
It has been stressed that the parties have managed to raise bilateral relations to a completely new level during the last two years. The completion of delimitation of the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border was defined as a historic event.
The negotiations focused on the development of bilateral political, trade and economic, investment, transport and communication, water and energy and interregional cooperation.
The President of Uzbekistan underscored that the bilateral trade volume has increased sevenfold in recent years. Last year alone, trade turnover grew by 30% to $1.3 billion.
The governments of the two countries have been instructed to further expand trade volumes and the nomenclature of goods in mutual supplies.
The issues of implementing new joint investment projects in industrial, textile, energy, mining and agricultural sectors were considered.
To this end, the potential of the Uzbek-Kyrgyz Development Fund will be actively exploited.
The leaders of the two states have also discussed the cooperation in regional structures and international platforms, the issues of security and stability in Central Asia, and effective counteraction against contemporary challenges and threats.
The Presidents confirmed their mutual desire to continue beneficial cooperation as part of the multilateral structures.