On November 24, as part of the working visit to Baku city, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held talks with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
The Leader of Azerbaijan sincerely thanked the President of Uzbekistan for his support and personal participation in the First Summit of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA).
The President of Uzbekistan, in turn, congratulated the President of Azerbaijan on his successful chairmanship in SPECA.
Issues of further strengthening friendship and strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan were discussed, including the progress in implementing high-level agreements.
It was noted with satisfaction that thanks to systematic and productive contacts, relations between Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan have reached a qualitatively new level, filled with specific content.
Since the beginning of the year, trade turnover has increased by 34 percent. Cooperation projects are being implemented in the automotive, electrical, textile, energy, agriculture, and sericulture industries. Prospective projects in transport and logistics are being prepared.
The leaders of the two states also exchanged views on new areas of mutually beneficial cooperation. Promising projects in the chemical, energy, jewelry, mechanical engineering, construction industry, and other areas were discussed.
The importance of further enhancing cultural and humanitarian exchange was emphasized.
Following the meeting, the President of Uzbekistan invited the President of Azerbaijan to pay an official visit to Uzbekistan at a convenient time.