30 Nov 2022 13:36

Uzbek, Russian presidents discuss bilateral cooperation

TASHKENT. Nov 30 (Interfax) - Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Wednesday to address topical aspects of the broadening of multifaceted bilateral cooperation, the Uzbek presidential press service said.

"In the course of the meeting, topical aspects of the further expansion of multilateral cooperation and strengthening of the relations of comprehensive strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and Russia were discussed," the press service said.

The sides hailed the ongoing active contacts at various levels and the joint fruitful implementation of summit-level agreements, which is gaining momentum, it said.

The sides noted that bilateral trade turnover has grown over 30% since the beginning of this year. The Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation held their latest meeting last month. The Joint Commission will meet at the level of prime ministers in Samarkand on December 1-2 to discuss current and future cooperation projects in prioritized economic sectors, the press service said.

There will be a series of business events with representatives of major manufacturing enterprises and companies from both countries.

The sides also exchanged views on practical cooperation in the multilateral format, including in Central Asia, and the schedule of upcoming events, the press service said.