On 2 March President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations for political affairs Miroslav Jenca.
The Head of state, welcoming the guest, expressed a gratitude for a congratulatory message of the UN Secretary General António Guterres on the 25th anniversary of the membership of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Organization as well as reaffirmed the commitment of Uzbekistan to strengthen partnership relations with the UN and its agencies.
The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan underlined an important role of the UN in maintaining global security and stability, in solving social-economic and environmental problems, in the fight against terrorism, extremism, narcotics trafficking, organized crime and other contemporary threats and challenges.
During the years of productive cooperation, such initiatives of Uzbekistan as formation in Central Asia of a nuclear-weapon-free zone, introduction of arms embargo on Afghanistan, establishment of the 6 plus 2 Contact group, promoting global agenda in the sphere of development in our region and the issues of addressing the consequences of Aral Sea disaster and many others have found support not only within the frameworks of the UN, but also on an international arena.
During a conversation, the parties exchanged views on crucial aspects of interaction and stressed the closeness of positions on all considered issues. Priority directions of enhancing bilateral relations in the future were also discussed.
The Head of our state called on the UN to more actively engage in the development processes, occurring in our country and all Central Asia, as well as jointly work on addressing principal regional problems in the sphere of security.
Miroslav Jenca sincerely thanked President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev for a warm welcome and reiterated the willingness of the UN to further reinforce close contacts with Uzbekistan as well as to develop a full-scale cooperation in all directions, based on mutual interest.