Concrete and promising agreements have been reached

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- Extended meeting of Presidents of Uzbekistan and Belarus has started at Kuksaroy residence, the press service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan said.

As a result of past meetings of Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Alexander Lukashenko, their resolute desire for fruitful cooperation, Uzbekistan – Belarus relations have gained active dynamics in all directions.

Inter-parliamentary cooperation has been strengthened. The delegation of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan visited the Republic of Belarus.

In August 2018, a meeting of Intergovernmental Commission on bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Belarus was successfully held in Tashkent.

Joint projects are being implemented in such areas as mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, light and food industries, agriculture, tourism and others. Cooperation between business community and leading enterprises of the two countries is strengthening.

Over the past two months, representatives of all regions of Uzbekistan visited Belarus and established partnership.

At the negotiations, the sides exchanged views on prospects of development of trade and economic, investment, transport-communication, cultural-humanitarian cooperation. The Presidents noted the interest in expanding bilateral cooperation, availability of necessary intellectual, technological and labor resources, as well as, most importantly, strong mutual desire.

Deputy Prime Ministers, Ministers and regional leaders proposed promising cooperation projects.

Intergovernmental Commission on bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Belarus has been tasked to ensure high rates of trade turnover and bring it to 1 billion USD.

An agreement was reached on establishment of broad interregional relations, in particular, development of cooperation in mechanical engineering, textile, food industry, cattle breeding, processing of fruits and vegetables, pharmaceuticals, production of construction materials and other industries. The need for organizing joint ventures and supplying their products to third countries was noted.

The issue of cooperation in implementation of a nuclear power plant construction project in Uzbekistan was also considered.

The parties agreed to develop cooperation in the fields of health, science and technology, higher education and culture, as well as between the academies of sciences of the two countries.

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