President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Korea Hon Yun-sik at the Oqsaroy on 17 August.
Warmly greeting the guest, the head of our state has noted that Uzbekistan highly values and attaches priority significance to further strengthening relations of strategic partnership with the Republic of Korea. Islam Karimov expressed confidence that this visit will support enhancement of a mutually beneficial cooperation, first of all, in the sphere of improving the public administration and introducing an E-government system.
As previously reported, Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, arrived in our country on August 3.
On August 4 Akie Abe, accompanied by Tatyana Karimova, wife of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimo, visited the Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan.
Uzbek and Japanese peoples have much in common. Such qualities as national pride, hard work, loyalty, virtuousness are equally inherent to them. These aspects are an important factor in consolidation of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Uzbek-Japanese relations have been developing in the spirit of the Joint Statement on Friendship, Strategic Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and the Joint Declaration on deepening and expanding strategic partnership. Official visit of the Head of our state Islam Karimov to Japan in February 2011, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Uzbekistan in October 2015 raised the relations between our countries to a new level.
A multilateral cooperation has been developing dynamically between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Japan.
Akie Abe, wife of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, and a delegation of Japanese culture and arts representatives arrived in our country on 3 August 2016 with an aim of further developing and enhancing mutual cooperation of the two countries in a cultural-humanitarian sphere.
Japan PM’s wife Akie Abe was greeted by wife of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tatyana Karimova at the Tashkent International Airport.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Ching-Kuo Wu on 15 July at the Oqsaroy.
The visit of Ching-Kuo Wu takes place within his participation at the meeting of the AIBA Executive committee in Tashkent. This sports forum is a final stage in the process of preparations of the International Boxing Association (amateurs) to the forthcoming Olympic Games in Brazil.
The Head of our state, warmly greeting the guest, noted the contribution and services of the Association and its president Ching-Kuo Wu in developing boxing and the Olympic movement in general.
On 23-24 June a meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization under the Presidency of Uzbekistan took place at the Kuksaroy residence.
The SCO summit started with a meeting of the Heads of member-states of the SCO in a narrow format. The meeting, chaired by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, was attended by President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
The issues of further developing trade-economic partnership among the member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, enhancing the SCO activities, strengthening regional security and stability, fight against terrorism, religious extremism and separatism were discussed at the meeting.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov held a meeting with President of the Republic of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.
President Islam Karimov emphasized that the visit of Mongolia’s President to our country opens wide opportunities for reinvigorating a bilateral cooperation.
Uzbekistan and Mongolia have a huge potential for developing cooperation. Its utilization, development of prospects areas of strengthening partnership, mutually beneficial projects meet the interests of our countries and peoples.
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on 24 June visited a square in Tashkent, where a monument of the great Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin is Iocated.