On July 3, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Mayor of Seoul, Park Won Soon.

The Mayor of Seoul has specially arrived in Tashkent to personally present the invitation of the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in to the President of our country to make a state visit to this country before the end of this year.

The head of our state, accepting the invitation with gratitude, emphasized that today relations of friendship, mutually beneficial cooperation and strategic partnership firmly binds Uzbekistan and South Korea.

The Republic of Korea has traditionally been a leading investment and technological partner in implementation of priority programs on diversifying and modernizing industry and infrastructure in our country. Dozens of major projects have been implemented and are being implemented in various sectors of the economy, attracting investments of leading South Korean companies and banks for more than 7 billion dollars.

Bilateral relations are expanding in scientific and technical, cultural and humanitarian spheres, in medicine and education.

Undoubtedly, intensive contacts at the highest level contributed to the achievement of the modern high level interaction and close cooperation.

Issues of development of practical cooperation between sister cities, the capitals of our states – Tashkent and Seoul, in accordance with the “Road Map” adopted today were also discussed at the meeting.

Particular attention was paid to attracting advanced South Korean experience in the sphere of organization of an effective city management system, development of a modern transport system, housing and communal services based on widespread application of modern technologies. The importance of active interaction in the field of urban planning, architecture and landscape design was noted.

An agreement was reached on regular mutual visits in order to prepare and promote promising projects and programs of mutually beneficial cooperation between the capitals of the two countries.

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