Presidents of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan held talks
The Akorda residence hosted an official meeting ceremony of the President of our country. A guard of honor was lined up for the high-level guest. The national anthems of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan were played. Presidents Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Nursultan Nazarbayev reviewed the guard.
During negotiations in a narrow format, the issues of further developing cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, enhancing peace and security, have been discussed. The parties exchanged views on regional and international matters of mutual interest.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted that the good neighborliness, partnership ties between our countries have been steadily consolidating.
– Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are close neighbors, time-tested partners. This was particularly demonstrated in a difficult period for us, after the death of First President Islam Karimov, when the Kazakh people shared with us the bitterness of the loss and morally supported us, which the Uzbek people will never forget. The cooperation between our countries have been developing based on high trust and mutual respect. The reinvigoration of ties at different levels are a confirmation of interest of our countries in enhancing the multi-faceted relations, President of Uzbekistan said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev, welcoming Shavkat Mirziyoyev, underlined that this state visit is a logical continuation of the dialogue at the highest level and a good opportunity to discuss the issues of mutual interest.
– It is symbolic that your visit coincided with the Navruz holiday. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan always have had friendship and constructive relations. Together we will continue a close cooperation, to which First President of Uzbekistan, my dear friend Islam Karimov, made a great contribution. This is corroborated by the fact that in the last five months the mutual trade turnover between our countries increased by 30 per cent, supplies of new products to our markets have commenced. During the business forum, held within the frameworks of your visit, agreements for almost 1 billion US dollars have been reached. Your historical visit will become a new phase of cooperation of our countries, President of Kazakhstan remarked.