President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, at the Oqsaroy on March 2.
France’s top diplomat is currently on visit that is seen as a logical extension of what has lately been described as an intensive Uzbek-French dialogue activated to bolster the relations between our two nations. The two sides have been in contact to discuss also the pressing international and regional issues.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state noted that the cooperation between our two countries has recently been growing dynamically along with steadfast bilateral contacts. President Islam Karimov expressed gratitude for the sincere and kind wishes as well as the desire to expand the scope of relations between our two nations conveyed by President Francois Hollande in his letter.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met at the Oqsaroy February 19 with a delegation of Congress of the United States of America comprising Dana Rohrabacher, Chairman of Subcommittee for Europe and Eurasia of the House of Representatives, along with congressmen Paul Cook, Ted Poe and Brian Higgins.
The American lawmakers are in Tashkent within the framework of regular contacts between legislators of the two nations.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received credentials, at the Oqsaroy on February 5, from the newly appointed Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary – Nicolas Bruel of the Swiss Confederation, Muhammad Nur Osman Yusuf Balkar of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Muhammad Sadek Daudzai of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Guseyn Kuliyev of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov at the Oqsaroy on December 21.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state noted that cooperation with Kazakhstan has always been a priority one for Uzbekistan. The former is considered in the latter as a reliable, time-tested partner and a close neighbor.
Islam Karimov’s official visit to Kazakhstan last September proved timely and desirable, while the fruitful talks with Nursultan Nazarbaev demonstrated the concurrence and similarity of positions and approaches on practically all issues in the contemporary agenda.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Russian Federation’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov at the Oqsaroy on December 18.
During the conversation, the two sides discussed the current state and prospects of multilayered Uzbek-Russian cooperation as well as pressing issues of regional and international politics that concern the interests of the two countries.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state stressed the steadfast character of the bilateral relations, their consistent advancement in practically all spheres of interaction.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, at the Oqsaroy on December 13.
During his current visit to Uzbekistan, Dmitry Kozak attended a regular session of the Uzbek –Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state noted the Commission is designed to address current issues of economic relations and their development, facilitating at the same time an environment more conducive for cooperation.
At the Oqsaroy November 28, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission.
Greeting the leader of EU’s external action service, the head of our state noted that the present meeting provides with a good opportunity for an exhaustive analysis of the current state of relations between Uzbekistan and the European Union and for mapping out priority directions of the development of cooperation.
For the past few years, a considerable experience has been garnered across interaction areas, while a robust institutional foundation of cooperation has been spearheaded in the form of the existing bilateral and multilateral bodies. The principal normative document regulating these relations is the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement signed 1996 in Florence.
On September 12 at the Oqsaroy, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Hui Liangyu, Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state noted that the current visit by a prominent PRC delegation is suggestive of the mounting interest of the two sides in augmenting the mutually advantageous trade and economic relations.
The Declaration on Strategic Partnership signed during President Islam Karimov’s June 2012 visit to China has come to be another important stride toward expansion of bilateral cooperation. Quite telling in this respect was the package of documents envisaging the execution of over thirty investment projects for the sum total of more than 5.3 billion US dollars approved during the highest-level talks.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received an American business delegation headed by the Chair of the US-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce Carolyn Lamm at the Oqsaroy August 17.
Greeting the guests, the head of our state expressed appreciation of the steadily enhancing business ties among leading companies of the two countries, and characterized the successful business forum organized by the American-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce as a positive indication. The forum was attended by some eighty business people from among the leaders of twenty-five prominent US corporations, transnational by and large.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy August 15 met with US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake.
The senior American diplomat is leading a prominent group of officials representing US government agencies and private companies for the third round of bilateral political consultations due in Tashkent.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state underscored the consistent enhancement and the prolific nature of the Uzbek-American dialogue as well as the shared willingness to boost the mutually advantageous cooperation.
The participants of the meeting discussed the current state and prospects of bilateral relations across critical issues like regular contacts between foreign policy establishments, inter-parliamentary ties, along with multifaceted exchange at the interstate level and among the representatives of civil societies of our two countries. The two sides swapped views and assessments of the developments in Afghanistan and Central Asia in terms of security and stability, along with other issues of shared interest.