President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on 10 June at Kuksaroy met with President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, who is in Tashkent to attend the summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
“I am pleased to welcome you in Tashkent on the eve of the major SCO forum and I am convinced that the upcoming meetings and negotiations within it will have a high and rather constructive note,” Islam Karimov suggested.
Dmitry Medvedev conveyed his high appraisal of Uzbekistan’s presidency in SCO and expressed confidence that negotiations within the summit will be pretty meaningful and useful and undoubtedly facilitate enhancement of international stability and regional cooperation.
The two leaders exchanged views on a wide range of issues related to Uzbek-Russian relations, as well as regional and international topics. Presidents Karimov and Medvedev drew attention to the consistent fostering of bilateral cooperation in political, trade and economic, cultural, humanitarian and many other areas. Uzbekistan and Russia interact effectively also on multilateral format within the framework of many international bodies.
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President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at Kuksaroy June 10 held talks with Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, who is taking part in the summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Tashkent.
“The constructive attitude of participants of SCO’s Tashkent summit is a fine starting point for our industrious work within this forum that in its turn will surely have a positive effect on raising the efficiency of the entire Organization,” Islam Karimov underscored.
The Kazakh President observed in response that "the efforts by the Republic of Uzbekistan during its presidency in SCO have served as a model in the perfection of its structures and decision-making mechanisms in critical areas of regional politics. Just taking a look at the agenda and the list of documents to be signed in Tashkent convinces one of SCO’s amplified role in general.”
During the talks the two sides discussed issues concerning the expansion of Uzbek-Kazakh dialogue at the highest level and exchanged views on hot topics of cooperation. The presidents talked about rational use of Central Asia’s water and energy resources, and bilateral cooperation within international institutions.
Regional security issues, particularly those related to countering terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and other threats, have also been deliberated during the meeting.
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President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at Kuksaroy June 11 met with President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj who is attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Tashkent as the head of an observer nation.
“Your participation in the SCO summit meeting will enrich its content”, Islam Karimov assured his colleague. “This is your first visit to Uzbekistan as President of Mongolia, and I think it will prove to be a good opportunity to get acquainted with the culture and ancient history of our nation, its economic potential, and also to discuss the prospects of Uzbek-Mongolian relations”.
Interaction between our countries is built on the principles of mutual understanding and interest in developing relations in various sectors of economy. The enormous potential of Uzbek-Mongolian cooperation has barely been used to a full extent. The two nations have similar approaches to issues related to countering contemporary threats to regional and international security. Mongolia highly appreciates Uzbekistan's efforts to promote stability in Central Asia and address the situation in Afghanistan.
Uzbekistan and Mongolia have sought to build up bilateral political relations. In order to boost cooperation, a round of consultations between foreign ministries of the two countries was held on September 23, 2009, in Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia.
During the meeting at Kuksaroy, President of Mongolia thanked cordially the head of our state for the warm welcome and applauded the level of organization of SCO summit. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj expressed confidence that new opportunities for expanding trade and economic relations with Uzbekistan will provide a powerful impetus to consolidating bilateral cooperation.