President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in the city of Astana on 8 June to participate in a scheduled session of the Council of the Heads of State of SCO

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in the city of Astana on 8 June to participate in a scheduled session of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Askar Mirzakhmeteov, a deputy prime minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and other officials met President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev at Astana international airport.

The summit expects to discuss the current state of the SCO and prospects for its further development. It is also expected that there will be exchanges of views on topical issues of regional and international politics.

In the city of Astana, the process of India’s and Pakistan’s joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is to be completed in accordance with resolutions of the Tashkent summit of the SCO.

Uzbekistan’s President will be holding meetings with the leaders of a number of delegations within the summit.

Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will also be taking part in the opening ceremony of the special international Expo-2017 in the city of Astana.

 

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At a residence reserved for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has held a meeting with Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif. At this meeting, attention was directed mainly at the current state of cooperation between the two countries and prospects for its further development and also at issues of strengthening regional security.

Uzbekistan supported Pakistan’s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and when Uzbekistan held the presidency of the SCO this country paid special attention to this issue.

These two countries are supporting each other in the international arena. Nearly 50 inter-state, intergovernmental and interdepartmental documents have been signed between Uzbekistan and Pakistan in the political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian areas.

Uzbekistan exports cotton fibre, leather, transport and tourism services to Pakistan.

Pakistan supplies medicines, chemicals and agricultural products to this country.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has said that he is in favour of the further development of multi-faceted mutually beneficial cooperation with Pakistan.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is interested in further expanding comprehensive cooperation with Uzbekistan.

 

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At the residence reserved for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has held a meeting with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, within the Astana summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

The customs and traditions of the peoples of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan are similar. Good neighbourly relations have been established between these two states, and they have been cooperating effectively with each other in various areas.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has said that Uzbekistan is in favour of a political solution to the situation in Afghanistan, the ensuring of stability in that country and the development of its economy.

Uzbekistan exports electricity, fruits and vegetables, oil products and mineral fertilizers to Afghanistan. This country is also taking part in the implementation of projects in such spheres as construction, energy, ore extraction and education.

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani has said that he highly evaluates Uzbekistan’s efforts to help restore stability in Afghanistan, and he has expressed gratitude.

At the meeting, there was discussion about prospects for the further development of political, trade-economic, transport, cultural and humanitarian relations between the two countries and also about topical issues of regional and international importance.

 (Source: UzA)
 

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