25 Oct 2017 16:00

Medvedev to visit Uzbekistan in early November

MOSCOW. Oct 25 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will pay an official visit to Uzbekistan next week; he will meet with the republic's leadership and take part in a meeting of the CIS Council of Prime Ministers, a statement posted on the government website said.

Negotiations between Medvedev and Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov are due to take place on November 2.

The interlocutors will address a broad range of topical bilateral affairs, including further growth of cooperation in trade, the economy, investment, energy, industry, and agriculture. They are also due to discuss the implementation of joint infrastructure and high-tech projects.

"Emphasis will be put on implementation of agreements reached during Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's state visit to Russia in April 2017," the statement said.

A package of intergovernmental, inter-agency, and corporate documents is being prepared for signing at the negotiations, it said.

"There are plans to have a separate meeting between Dmitry Medvedev and Shavkat Mirziyoyev as well," the statement said.

Medvedev will attend a meeting of the CIS Council of Prime Ministers in Tashkent on November 3. The meeting will address current trade and economic cooperation within the CIS.

"Opinions are due to be exchanged on transportation issues, cooperation in machine building, agro-industry, and some other subjects," the statement said.