24 May 2024 16:04

Putin to visit Uzbekistan on May 26-27

MOSCOW/TASHKENT. May 24 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a state visit to Uzbekistan on May 26-27, 2024, at the invitation of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the Kremlin press service said.

"The negotiations are due to address the status of and prospects for further development of Russian-Uzbek relations of strategic partnership and alliance. It is also planned to exchange views on current regional affairs," the press service said.

According to the press service, Putin and Mirziyoyev will attend the first meeting of the Council of Regions of Russia and Uzbekistan.

"They plan to sign a substantial package of bilateral documents at the end of the visit," it said.

In turn, the Uzbek presidential website said that the leaders "will highlight the broadening of practical interaction, first and foremost the growth in bilateral trade, the promotion of economic cooperation projects, support for innovative cooperation programs, and a continuation of active cultural and humanitarian exchanges."

Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said on Thursday that a number of documents would be signed during Putin's visit to Uzbekistan on Sunday.

On May 21, Putin spoke with Mirziyoyev by phone to discuss preparations for his state visit to Uzbekistan, the Kremlin press service said earlier.

"A number of practical aspects regarding the further development of bilateral cooperation, including trade and economic relations, were discussed in that context. Both sides reaffirmed the aspiration to further consistently strengthen the alliance and strategic partnership between Russia and Uzbekistan," it said.