On telephone conversation of the President of Uzbekistan with the President of KazakhstanOn May 4, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
During the conversation, the heads of states discussed current issues of further expansion and strengthening Uzbekistan – Kazakhstan multifaceted cooperation in the context of implementing agreements reached at the highest level.
It was noted with deep satisfaction that the potential of relations of friendship, good-neighborliness and strategic partnership between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan is being fully realized due to political will and mutual support.
It was emphasized that the achieved high level of cooperation is a model of interaction between the two fraternal countries and people.
In a short period, breakthrough results were achieved in all areas. 2018 is declared as the Year of Uzbekistan in Kazakhstan for the first time in the history of bilateral relations, the solemn opening of which was held on March 15 in Astana.
Mutually beneficial cooperation in trade-economic, investment, energy and transport-communication spheres is developing dynamically. The trade turnover is steadily growing, cooperation projects are being implemented in various sectors of the economy.
Contacts between regions and at the business level have been intensified. Flights frequency, road and rail transportation volumes has increased, bus service has been resumed. Cultural-humanitarian and tourist exchanges are expanding.
In this regard, practical results of activity of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Bilateral Cooperation, which is an effective mechanism for promoting joint projects and programs, were noted.
During the conversation, special attention was paid to issues of development of good-neighborly relations between the Central Asian countries. Fruitful results of the first Summit of the Heads of States of the region, held in March this year in Astana, were emphasized with satisfaction.
The Presidents of the two countries also exchanged views on a number of current issues of international policy and regional cooperation.
In conclusion, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev confirmed their firm determination to expand multifaceted cooperation and strengthen the centuries-old ties of friendship and partnership in the interests of the two fraternal countries and people.