President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov held a meeting with President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain on 24 June at the Kuksaroy residence.
Islam Karimov noted that the first visit of Mamnoon Hussain to our country is an important event in the history of bilateral relations.
Pakistan is a close neighbor of Uzbekistan and possesses a huge economic potential. The cooperation of our countries plays a significant role in consolidating peace and security in the region.
Our countries support each other in topical issues of regional and international significance. Uzbekistan supported the adoption of Pakistan as a member of the SCO and during its presidency paid a special attention to this issue. In this regard a corresponding Action Plan has been developed and implemented.
Signing of the memorandum on obligations for membership to the SCO within the frameworks of the summit came to be a practical accomplishment of this plan.
The prospects of developing mutual relations were discussed and the parties shared views on regional and international issues at the meeting.
Mamnoon Hussain conveyed his sincere thanks to Islam Karimov for extended hospitality and stressed that Pakistan is interested in further developing cooperation with Uzbekistan.