President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy July 26 met with Patricia Flor, the newly appointed Special Representative of the European Union for Central Asia.
In June 1996, the heads of state and government signed the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Uzbekistan and the European Union in Florence. The document laid a foundation for a comprehensive consolidation of relations with the united Europe.
The Uzbek leader’s January 2011 visit to Brussels and the deals penned during that trip have helped uplift our relations to a qualitatively new level. A robust institutional base has been built between Uzbekistan and the EU in the form of joint bilateral and multilateral cooperation bodies that have proved vital as a platform for dialogue. The inauguration of EU Delegation (Representation) in Tashkent has come to be suggestive of the two sides’ endeavor to boost the bilateral interaction.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy July 23 met with David Constable, Chief Executive Officer of the South African energy and chemical group of companies.
The progress being made within a project to launch GTL (gas-to-liquid) production in Uzbekistan’s Kashkadarya region has been discussed during the meeting. The scheme envisions a 38,000 barrel-a-day (1.5 million tons per year) production of synthetic liquid fuels from natural gas, and is run by Uzbekneftegaz national holding company, Sasol and Malaysia’s Petronas.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Minister of Defense of the French Republic Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Oqsaroy on July 16.
The current state and priority aspects of the Uzbek-French cooperation have been discussed during the conversation. The head of our state stressed particularly the experience of constructive interaction garnered by the two nations, and expressed satisfaction with the fruitful dialogue with France’s leadership.
The established relations with France in a great diversity of areas are highly appreciated in Uzbekistan and that country is considered a long-term and priority partner on the European continent.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy July 6 met with Dan Burton, Chairman of Subcommittee in the US House of Representatives, and the Congressman Gregory Meeks.
Greeting the guests, the head of our state said he considers the visit by an eminent delegation of the United States Congress to Uzbekistan as an evidence of the dynamic development and consistent consolidation of the Uzbek-American dialogue, as a fine opportunity for an exchange of views on the current state and prospects of bilateral relations, on regional security and stability issues.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with President of FIFA Joseph Blatter at the Oqsaroy on May 16.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state noted that Joseph Blatter is renowned in Uzbekistan as a prominent public figure who has devoted himself to the development of world and national football. FIFA leader’s current third visit to Uzbekistan has coincided with the centenary celebration of Uzbek soccer this year.
At the meeting, the parties exchanged views on prospects of Uzbek football, consolidation and enrichment of our country’s fruitful cooperation with this eminent international institution. One of the effects of that interaction has been the implementation of “Goal”, “Goal-2” and “Goal-3” projects, in accordance with which a soccer pitch with artificial covering and a training base for junior national teams of Uzbekistan have been built in Tashkent, while an indoor mini-football gym is being erected in Samarkand. Uzbekistan is also interested in boosting cooperation with FIFA in promoting children’s and youth soccer as well as the national school of referees and coaches.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received credentials from the newly appointed Head of the European Union Delegation in Uzbekistan, Ambassador Norbert Jousten.
Uzbekistan has attached prominent importance to the expansion of mutually advantageous and constructive cooperation with the EU, an entity that plays a significant role in global and regional politics and wields remarkable economic and scientific-technical potential.
At the start of conversation, Islam Karimov congratulated the ambassador with a high appointment and wished success in his honorable and responsible mission.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on April 19 at the Oqsaroy met with Vagit Alekperov, President of Lukoil Oil Company.
The parties discussed Lukoil’s activities in Uzbekistan with regard to geological prospecting and development of hydrocarbon deposits in a range of investment blocks, as well as the progress in constructing a new gas processing plant in Bukhara region.
According to President Islam Karimov, the effective materialization of exploration works has allowed Lukoil to secure growth of hydrocarbon reserves across deposits of Kandym group, Khauzak-Shady, Gissar region, Kungrad segment, and as part of Investors Consortium on the Uzbek section of the Aral Sea.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Commander of the United States Central Command James Mattis at the Oqsaroy March 29.
During the conversation the head of our state noted that Uzbekistan and the United States have lately been bolstering comprehensive interaction in such vital spheres as economy and investments, political dialogue, countering new threats and challenges, regional security and stability.
The two sides at the Oqsaroy exchanged views on the current developments in the region, the situation in Afghanistan, as well as prospects of enhancing bilateral relations in areas we share interest, including military and military-technical issues.