At the Oqsaroy on June 8, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Greeting the head of one of the leading international institutions, the head of our state stressed the productive nature of the relations between Uzbekistan and the OIC that incorporates more than 50 countries.
The OIC Secretary General highly appraised the impressive successes evident in Uzbekistan’s socioeconomic development.
As it was noted in the conversation, Uzbekistan acceded to the Organization in 1996 and has been active in the latter’s multifaceted activities. Our country has been making a notable input into the consolidation of the role and significance of this association in the contemporary world.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on June 2 at the Oqsaroy received Turkmenistan’s Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs Rashid Meredov who has arrived in our country with an official visit.
The head of our state noted the successful development of Uzbek-Turkmen cooperation in many spheres.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan conveyed President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov’s warm greetings and words of respect to the President and people of Uzbekistan, and confirmed the willingness of the Turkmen leadership to uplift the bilateral relations to a higher level that would meet the longer-term interests of our two peoples and countries.
Invited by the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin paid Thursday, December 10, an official visit to Uzbekistan.
Following an official ceremony of welcoming the high-ranking guest at the Kuksaroy country residence, the two leaders held talks in a contracted format.
Islam Karimov said Uzbekistan considers the visit by the President of Russia as a necessary and logical extension of the Uzbek-Russian political dialogue and bilateral meetings at various levels, as a bright manifestation of the willingness of the two sides to undertake steadfast and fruitful efforts for the consolidation and enhancement of the bilateral cooperation.
In his turn, Vladimir Putin pointed out that Uzbekistan, as the biggest country in Central Asia, is one of Russia’s priority partners in the region.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on December 2 at the Oqsaroy received Nisha Desai Biswal, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, who arrived in Tashkent to attend the fifth round of bilateral political consultations.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state said he positively appraises the dynamic nature of cooperation between our two nations that is built on pragmatism and mutual respect.
It was stressed at the meeting that the regular dialogue at various levels allows the two sides to better understand each other, find constructive solutions and define target spheres for furthering the interaction both in the interstate format and that among research and education institutions, culture and art figures, civil society representatives.
On December 1 at the Oqsaroy in Tashkent, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received Guo Shengkun, member of the State Council and Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state noted that Uzbekistan highly appreciates the open and confidence-based nature of the equal and mutually advantageous partnership established between our two nations.
Regular meetings at the highest level, characterized by mutual understanding, respect and interest, demonstrate closeness and proximity of views on practically all aspects of the bilateral agenda.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak on November 26 at the Oqsaroy.
During what has been a circumstantial conversation, the Uzbek leader expressed satisfaction with the current state of trade and economic relations between the two nations and pointed out that Uzbekistan stands for dynamic advancement and diversification of investment and commerce interaction with Russia.
President Islam Karimov said he appreciated the outcomes of the sixteenth session of the intergovernmental commission for economic cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Fedreation.
Further enhancement of mutually advantageous trade-economic and investment ties is considered a priority aspect of the bilateral relations. Russia traditionally is Uzbekistan’s important partner in this sphere. Thus, the trade turnover between our two countries in 2013 exceeded 7 billion US dollars, while in the nine months of the current year it reached 4.55 billion dollars.
On 21 November at the Oqsaroy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov met with the Swiss President – Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Didier Burkhalter.
Greeting the high-ranking guest, the head of our state noted that Uzbekistan considers Switzerland a long-standing and reliable partner who wields an important standing in world politics and is a universally acknowledged economic and financial center.
The meeting offered an opportunity to exchange views in detail across key issues in the Uzbek-Swiss relations and on prospective aspects of their evolution in political, trade-economic, investment, cultural-humanitarian and other areas.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy on November 11 received the Chairperson of the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) Carolyn Lamm, who arrived in our country to attend an AUCC regular meeting.
The current visit by an impressive mission of US companies and firms is suggestive of a growing interest of the American business to this country and an aspiration for the further enhancement of the bilateral trade-economic and investment cooperation.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state noted that the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce has been facilitating the development of bilateral ties between Uzbekistan and the United States for as long as twenty years.
At the Oqsaroy on October 17, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received Helen Clark, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Administrator of the UN Development Program.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state stressed the constructive nature of Uzbekistan’s cooperation with the United Nations in general and the UNDP in particular.
As a full-fledged member of the world community, Uzbekistan takes active part in international processes by putting forward concrete initiatives related to pressing issues, including those with regard to providing for security and stability in the region, its sustainable development and environmental protection, among others.
In Samarkand’s Forumlar Majmuasi Complex on October 2, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received the Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai, who had arrived in this country to take part in the 99th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council.
Greeting the guest, Islam Karimov said that Uzbekistan regards the current visit as the confirmation of UNWTO commitment to further the bilateral cooperation.
The two sides discussed issues of interaction designed to advance the international, ecological, natural, cultural, medical and other modern types of tourism in Uzbekistan, a corresponding infrastructure, to study and restore historical monuments, to train specialists and raise their professionalism, as well as the joint promotion of the brand of the Great Silk Road.