President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with acting chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Audronius Azubalis.
Greeting the guest, the head of state noted that he is welcomed in Uzbekistan as an acting chairman of OSCE as much as the head of foreign ministry of Lithuania, a country tied to Uzbekistan with old and friendly bonds.
At the meeting, the sides went to great lengths exchanging views on issues pertinent to OSCE agenda, Lithuanian chairmanship in this institution, pressing topics of regional and international affairs.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan met with Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark at the Oqsaroy May 23.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state noted that Uzbekistan highly appreciates efforts undertaken by the UN Development Program. As a global mechanism of the UN in development issues, UNDP supports reforms and provides access to sources of knowledge, to practical experience and resources in order to help improve life conditions across the globe.
As a member of the United Nations, Uzbekistan has been active in international and regional processes. Time and again, President Islam Karimov drew the international community’s attention to pressing issues of contemporary development. In his address to the UN General Assembly session on Millennium Development Goals (MDG), in particular, Uzbekistan’s leader outlined security and stability, sustainable development and environment protection in the region as key priorities.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan met with Vagit Alekperov, President of Lukoil, at the Oqsaroy May 20.
Welcoming the guest, the head of state expressed appreciation of positive outcomes of cooperation with Lukoil, a company active in wide-scale projects in Uzbekistan as a foreign direct investor.
Lukoil’s production and financial indicators have been remarkable, a sign of a considered and proficient strategy adopted by its leadership. The company is one of the leading oil and gas giants in the world in terms of established hydrocarbon reserves.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on May 12 at the Oqsaroy met with member of the Congress of Deputies, lower house of Spanish parliament, former minister of foreign affairs Miguel Angel Moratinos.
The head of our state warmly greeted the guest and said that Uzbekistan attaches a special regard to consolidating the close partnership relations with Spain in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, and bolster cooperation within international organizations.
Islam Karimov and Miguel Angel Moratinos exchanged views at length within a whole spectrum of swiftly enhancing Uzbek-Spanish relations. Interaction of the two nations in the framework of international institutions has been placed a particular weight.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited Bukhara on May 6.
Bukhara is one of the sacred cities of Uzbekistan, one that has injected a remarkable input into the development of world civilization. With its grand thinkers, peerless historical shrines and architectural masterpieces, Bukhara has helped fame Uzbekistan to the entire globe.
Islam Karimov and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov traveled to the memorial complex of splendid scholar Bahouddin Naqshband. Wide-scale efforts in the wake of independence were designed to reinstate the national cultural and spiritual values, to revamp historic monuments – with what tourists have said a startling outcome.
As early as in 1993, President Islam Karimov initiated the reconstruction of this celebrated monument timed to the 675th birthday anniversary of Bahouddin Naqshband. As a result, the original appearance of tombs, mosques, madrassahs was re-established, and the complex became a shrine for worship.
The two Presidents journeyed to Samanids mausoleum. This premier sample of the Eastern art of building has an exceptional architectural solution: the catacomb is erected on extraordinarily accurate geometrical calculation.
At the invitation of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived in Uzbekistan May 5 on official visit.
Uzbek and Turkmen peoples are bound with a common history, language, culture, traditions and customs. The scientific, literary and spiritual heritage of our ancestors is considered common wealth of the two peoples. The Uzbeks and the Turkmen are dear guests in one another’s wedding parties.
The relations between the two republics acquired a new impetus, qualitatively higher level during the years of their independent development. The Uzbek-Turkmen cooperation is currently developing in the spirit of Interstate Agreement on Consolidation of Friendship and Comprehensive Partnership signed in 2007. The regular summits are but a testimony to this reality.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Knut Vollebaek at the Oqsaroy March 29.
The head of state highly appraised the attention paid by Knut Vollebaek to the pressing issues of interethnic relations in Central Asia, and stressed the important role played by OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities in maintaining peace and stability, securing the protection of human rights and interests.
Historical evolution of our country has been distinct with interethnic and interreligious tolerance. Interethnic harmony and stability is considered one of the underlying goals of government policy and social development in Uzbekistan.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy March 24 met with Yousuf Raza Gilani, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, who has been on official visit in Uzbekistan.
Welcoming the guest, the head of our state said that Uzbek-Pakistani relations have been developing on principles of traditional friendship, mutual interest and respect.
Periodic meetings at the highest level are an important factor in the development of relations between Uzbekistan and Pakistan. The reached deals and signed agreements have facilitated to enhance the bilateral cooperation in political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian realms.
It needs noting that Pakistan considers Uzbekistan an important partner that plays a considerable role in promoting peace and stability in the region. The parties support each other on pressing issues of regional and international significance.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Honeywell Corporation officials headed by Chairman and CEO David Cote, at the Oqsaroy March 23.
The head of state noted that the Uzbek side considers the visit by Honeywell leadership a good opportunity to discuss progress in materializing the agreements reached in New York last September.
The Uzbek-American business forum held last month in Tashkent, also attended by Honeywell representatives, has been indicative of the growing interest by American businesses in the rapidly emerging Uzbek market and its promising prospects.
General Motors, Texaco, Chartis and a number of other American companies have successfully made major investments in Uzbekistan, while the renowned leaders in high tech like Sikorsky Aircraft, Exxon Mobil, General Electric have displayed a keen interest in developing cooperation with our country.