On 23 June President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, who arrived in our country to take part at the summit meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
During the talks with Vladimir Putin, Islam Karimov particularly underlined that this meeting is a logical continuation of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, a vivid example of development of the strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and Russia.
The relations of Uzbekistan and Russia are steadily developing in all spheres. In 2015 the volume of mutual trade turnover amounted to 4,4 billion US dollars.
Long-term mutually beneficial investment projects are under implementation in oil and gas sector. Russian companies Lukoil and Gazprom are actively involved in developing hydrocarbon fields in our country.
As was noted at the meeting, the results of the negotiations on the highest level in March 2016 in Moscow have given a new impulse to the development of mutual cooperation.
The Presidents exchanged views on a wide array of issues, concerning Uzbek-Russian relations, regional and international problems.
Vladimir Putin highly assessed the works, carried out during the period of the presidency of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. He expressed his confidence that the upcoming SCO summit will serve to further enhance regional cooperation in all spheres.