President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman and Germany’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Michael Steiner at the Oqsaroy October 11. The guests arrived in Tashkent as part of American-German initiative on consolidation of international efforts aimed at supporting economic rehabilitation of Afghanistan.
Greeting the visitors, the head of our state stressed the importance and responsibility-intensive nature of their mission in working to establish peace and stability in Afghanistan.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Nguen Tan Zung, Prime Minister of Socialist Republic of Vietnam, at the Oqsaroy on October 3.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state noted that despite the geographic distance between our countries, expansion of comprehensive and long-term cooperation with Vietnam – one of the rapidly developing nations in South-East Asia – has always been regarded important in Uzbekistan.
A solid footing of the current bilateral contacts was laid during the 1996 visit by Uzbekistan’s President to Vietnam, when the Agreement on Interstate Relations and Cooperation was signed. The interaction is characterized today as pragmatic and equally advantageous, built on mutual respect and confidence.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Wu Bango, Chairman of the Standing Committee of People’s Congress of China, at the Oqsaroy on September 22.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state noted that People’s Republic of China is regarded in Uzbekistan as a major and reliable partner, a country with ancient history and a unique culture, by right one of the leading nations in the world currently in terms of economic power owing to the implementation of long-term development strategy.
The sides value the established ties of mutual openness and confidence, consistently and dynamically advancing in the spirit of principles of Interstate Agreement on Partnership Relations of Friendship and Cooperation signed in 2005. Considerable significance in this context has been attached to intensification of dialogue between supreme representative bodies of the two nations.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with David Constable, chief executive officer of South Africa’s Sasol, and Dato Shamsul Azhar Abbas, president of Malaysia’s Petronas.
Welcoming the guests, Islam Karimov noted that Uzbekistan considers Sasol and Petronas reliable partners, and highly regards the cooperation with these companies.
Under a joint project currently underway by Uzbekneftgaz national holding company in partnership with Sasol and Petronas, a plant is being constructed in Uzbekistan to generate synthetic liquefied fuel (GTL) from methane produced at Shurtan gas-chemical complex.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and President of the Republic of Korea Lee Myung-Bak traveled to the Mustaqillik (Independence) Square in Tashkent on August 24.
Embodying the pride and dignity of the Uzbek people, the central plaza of the country has attained not merely a modern appearance, but also a growing symbolic significance in the life of the nation as a result of colossal creative and beautification efforts led by the head of state. A site for official and ceremonial events, Mustaqillik Square is popular with Tashkent residents and guests of the capital city.
Paying tribute and respect to the Uzbek people, President Lee Myung-Bak laid wreath to the Monument of Independence and Humanism, a symbol of our freedom, bright future and noble aspirations.
President of the Republic of Korea Lee Myung-Bak has arrived in Uzbekistan August 23 with state visit on the invitation of President Islam Karimov.
Notwithstanding the great distance between Uzbekistan and the Land of Morning Freshness, the two peoples have been tied with long-standing friendship bonds. Both peoples are distinct with qualities like patriotism, kindness, magnanimity, respect for the elderly, care for the younger, diligence, keenness to honor the ancestors’ heritage and values.
Official ceremony of meeting South Korea’s President took place at Uzbek President’s Kuksaroy country complex. Guard of honor lined up in mark of respect for the high-ranking guest. The two leaders rose to the podium, followed by the sounds of state hymns of the two nations. Presidents reviewed the guard of honor.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Mikhail Dmitriev, Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, at the Oqsaroy June 28.
Productive exchange of views on the current state and prospects of military-technical cooperation between Uzbekistan and Russia, along with priority dimensions of bilateral interaction on this front took place at the meeting.
On the invitation of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, President of the Russian Federation Dmitriy Medvedev arrived in Uzbekistan with a working visit.
President Karimov met with President Medvedev at Kuksaroy country complex on June 14.
Having sincerely greeted the guest, the head of Uzbek state suggested that Russian President’s visit to Uzbekistan is considered a convincing evidence of the high intensity of relations, a realization of firm political will to reinforce cooperation on all fronts, building on enduring interests of the two nations.