Following the talks, the Presidents of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Sadyr Japarov, held a briefing for the mass media.
The President of Uzbekistan sincerely thanked the President and the people of Kyrgyzstan for the traditionally warm and cordial welcome.
«It is symbolic that our state visit is taking place in the year of the 30th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan», Shavkat Mirziyoyev has said.
The President of Uzbekistan has highly appreciated the summit's outcomes held in a trusting and constructive spirit. He noted that the sides have thoroughly discussed the key areas of multifaceted cooperation and reached specific decisions on its deepening.
It was underscored that the agreement on certain areas of the Uzbek-Kyrgyz state border has become a truly historic event in bilateral relations.
«A full settlement of the issue of border delimitation will certainly play an important role in the development of bilateral cooperation and cross-border exchange, and facilitate the strengthening of stability and security in our region», Shavkat Mirziyoyev has said.
The Declaration on Comprehensive Strategic Partnership has become one of the important documents adopted following the talks. As the President noted, this is the beginning of a new stage in the development of multifaceted cooperation in the interests of our countries and peoples.
Increasing trade and industrial cooperation has been defined as the key priority in cooperation. In recent years, the trade turnover between the countries has grown seven-fold, reaching $1.3 billion.
The governments of the countries have been tasked to bring the trade turnover up to $2 billion, including through an active import substitution and creation of trade centers.
The contracts and agreements signed during the business forum held the other day worth $1.6 billion will contribute to the successful implementation of this goal.
The launch of production of automobiles, construction materials, textile products and yarn, electrical goods and electronic counters are defined as large cooperation projects.
The parties are interested in the implementation of large infrastructure projects in the energy and mining sectors, including the coal industry, with the participation of businesses and investors from the two countries.
In order to undertake these works on systemic basis, the Uzbek-Kyrgyz Development Fund will be expanded, as well as a comprehensive program of strategic trade and economic partnership for 2023-2025 and an agreement on the development of priority branches of industry will be adopted.
Within the framework of ensuring food security, the sides have agreed to jointly grow and supply agricultural products, taking into account the needs of both countries.
Another strategic direction is the development of transport communications.
«The success of our efforts largely depends on the effectiveness of cooperation in transport», the President of Uzbekistan has said.
The Presidents agreed to intensify efforts in constructing the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railroad. The detailed discussion also touched upon the energy sector, in particular the issues of joint construction of the Kambarata-1 hydroelectric power station.
«This megaproject will undoubtedly serve for the sustainable development not only of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, but also the entire region», the President of Uzbekistan has stressed.
A particular attention at the talks was paid to the consolidation of interregional ties. The regular meetings of the Council of Heads of Border Regions will serve to deepen them.
«We have no analogue of such a unique platform with any other country», Shavat Mirziyoyev has said.
A particular attention was paid to the strengthening of cooperation in cultural and humanitarian sphere.
It was noted that the Osh State Academic Uzbek Music and Drama Theater named after Babur, the reconstruction of which is being completed in Osh, will become a bright symbol of friendship between the two brotherly peoples.