Meeting with the Special Envoy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway
On September 9, 2019, the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan hosted a meeting of the First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sodik Safoyev with the Special Envoy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway Knut Vollebaek.
Issues of implementation of the agreements reached during the visit of the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Norway in June this year were discussed at the meeting. The parties noted the importance of strengthening inter-parliamentary ties and development of bilateral cooperation.
It was noted that in recent years, relations between Uzbekistan and Norway have noticeably intensified, which once again testifies to the openness of Uzbekistan’s foreign policy and its willingness to expand constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation with partners.
Knut Vollebaek praised the contribution of Uzbekistan to strengthening security in Central Asia. It was emphasized that Norway is interested in intensifying comprehensive cooperation with Uzbekistan and plans to send a high-level delegation to the country in the near future.
At the meeting, issues of cooperation within the framework of the Multi-Partner Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region and its joint promotion among donor states and charitable organizations were also discussed.
During the negotiations, views were exchanged on participation of large Norwegian companies in attracting direct investment in the economy of Uzbekistan.
A. Musayev, UzA