As reported earlier, invited by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev arrived in our country on June 13 with official visit.
Major events of the visit took place on June 14 in the Kuksaroy residence. At the ceremony of official meeting of the high-ranking guest, the guard of honor lined up in esteem to the President of Kazakhstan. The two leaders rose to the podium to pay tribute to state anthems of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Then they walked along the guard of honor, paid tribute also to state flags of our two nations.
During talks in contracted format, the head of two states discussed extensively the key issues in Uzbek-Kazakh relations and the current developments in our region and the international arena.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met at the Oqsaroy May 22 with Vice President of the Republic of India Hamid Ansari, who has been on official visit in our country.
The head of state noted the important role of the regular Uzbek-Indian political dialogue in the steadfast development of bilateral and multilateral cooperation across all spheres of shared interest.
During the conversation, a particular significance was attached to the evolution of inter-parliamentary exchanges, to the enhancement of interaction between Uzbekistan and India in trade-economic, investment and cultural-humanitarian areas.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics at the Oqsaroy on May 16.
The head of state noted at the start of conversation that the regular Uzbek-Latvian interstate dialogue all over the extensive agenda allows as much for the discussion of practical issues in bilateral and multilateral interaction as for the candid exchange of views and evaluations across pressing regional and international concerns.
With joint efforts our two countries have garnered a considerable expertise in mutually advantageous cooperation in a great variety of spheres, including that in the format of Uzbekistan-European Union as well as within international institutions and regional organizations.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Vice President of the Asian Development Bank Xiaoyu Zhao at the Oqsaroy on April 18. The ADB’s high-ranking official is visiting our country to take part in the international conference “Modern Housing Construction as an Engine of Integrated Development and Transformation of Rural Areas, Improvement of Living Conditions of the Population”.
Islam Karimov noted that Uzbekistan considers the ADB as a key strategic partner in development issues.
For the years of cooperation between our country and the Bank, the latter has approved, as of 1 April 2013, the allocation of 48 loan packages for Uzbekistan totaling more than 13.5 billion US dollars, of which around 4.5 billion dollars accounts for the funding share of the Bank. The ADB occupies a leading position among international institutions in terms of the volume of acting credit portfolio. Thus, the Bank approved funding projects for 876 million US dollars in 2012 alone. And in the current year, it is expected to approve funding schemes for 837 million dollars.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President of the Islamic Development Bank, at the Oqsaroy on April 17.
The IDB leader has been visiting Uzbekistan to attend the international conference “Modern Housing Construction as an Engine of Integrated Development and Transformation of Rural Areas, Improvement of Living Conditions of the Population”.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state noted that Uzbekistan highly values the resourceful efforts undertaken by the IDB directed at securing sustainable development and stability in member nations through the support of critical social and economic programs and projects.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy April 5 received Tamas Ajan, President of the International Weightlifting Federation and member of the International Olympic Committee.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state underlined the input and service made by the International Weightlifting Federation and personally Tamas Ajan in bolstering so popular a sport throughout the world as weightlifting as well as the Olympic movement in general.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov at the Oqsaroy on April 5. Russia’s top diplomat has been in Tashkent to attend a regular session of the CIS Council of Foreign Affairs Ministers.
Cordially greeting the guest, the head of our state noted that Uzbekistan highly appreciates the present level of strategic partnership and alliance relations between our two countries that facilitates a steadfast materialization of the available remarkable potential of mutually advantageous and equality-based interaction in a variety of areas.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy on April 4 met with Sergey Lebedev, Chairman of the Executive Committee – Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state noted that Uzbekistan attaches a great significance to the participation in CIS activities. In the Concept of Foreign Policy Activity of the Republic of Uzbekistan adopted last year, the involvement in the CIS is defined as one of the priority dimensions of our country’s interaction with multilateral international institutions. The CIS can and is expected to play the role of a coordinator of multifaceted interaction and remain as a platform for direct communication and maintenance of interstate dialogue within the ties established among the region’s nations. Thus, the demand in and the importance of the Commonwealth has been consistent for every member nation.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov at the Oqsaroy on March 27.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state noted that the candid and intensive Uzbek-Kazakh dialogue and the bilateral multifaceted cooperation are in line with longer-run interests of our two nations and are traditionally built on the profound historical roots. President Karimov stressed also that currently the interaction has been steadily advancing on practically all key fronts.
Kazakhstan’s foreign affairs minister conveyed President Nursultan Nazarbaev’s warm complimentary words of deep respect for the President and the people of Uzbekistan.