Meetings of the delegation of TurkeyMeetings with the delegation of the Great National Assembly of the Republic of Turkeyled by the chairman of the inter-parliamentary friendship group "Turkey – Uzbekistan" of the parliament of Turkey, Haidar Ali Yildiz were held at the Senate and the Legislative Chamber of the OliyMajlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Chairman of the Senate of the OliyMajlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan N.Yuldoshev noted that active development of the Uzbek-Turkish cooperation based on friendship and mutual trust, strengthening inter-parliamentary ties contribute to further expansion of relations between the two countries.
Expansion of partnership with the Republic of Turkey in all areas of cooperation, including interaction between parliaments, is one of the priorities of Uzbekistan's foreign policy. This visit of the delegation of the Turkish Parliament became a practical result of agreements reached during the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan ShavkatMirziyoyev to the Republic of Turkey in October 2017.
During the conversation with the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the OliyMajlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan N.Ismoilov, current state of relations between the legislative bodies of the two countries, trade and economic, investment and cultural-humanitarian cooperation, as well as prospects for their further development and deepeningwere discussed.
The guests were informed about the large-scale reforms being carried out in Uzbekistan.
During the meetings, Haydar Ali Yildizemphasized the active development of relations between the legislative bodies of the two countries, emphasized that such practical contacts will serve further development of political, trade-economic, cultural-humanitarian and inter-parliamentary cooperation between the two countries.
During the visit of the delegation of the Turkish Parliament, the first joint meeting of the inter-parliamentary group of the OliyMajlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan on cooperation with the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey and the inter-parliamentary friendship group "Turkey – Uzbekistan" of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey was held.
Following the negotiations,a plan of practical measures ("roadmap") on further development of bilateral cooperation for 2018 was signedbetween the two groups.
A business forum and cooperative exchange with participation of representatives of business circles of Uzbekistan and Turkeywere alsoheld within the framework of the visit of the Turkish delegation. The events, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and the Senate of the OliyMajlis,were attended by the heads of ministries and departments, companies of the two countries responsible for such spheres as economy, investment, trade, industry, tourism, construction industry, electrical engineering, agriculture, food, light, and textile industry.
At the forum, business people of Turkey got acquainted with prospects of investing in Uzbekistan, the potential of the country in production and processing, textile and light industry, tourism. A number of issues were discussed on implementation of new projects in the field of harvesting, processing, storage and packaging of agricultural products, construction of complexes specializing in exports, and the textile industry.
On the same day, guests from Turkey participated at the regular session of the International Press Club on “Prospects for development of Uzbek-Turkish trade and economic cooperation”.
Ulugbek Shonazarov, photo by Okil Gulomov, UzA