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Uzbekistan , Russia deepen bilateral relations

www.azernews.az
16 April 2013

Talks between Uzbekistan and Russia that took place during Uzbek President Islam Karimov's visit to Russia were held in favourable business environment.

The Uzbek national news agency reported that President Islam Karimov paid an official visit to Russia on April 14-15at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin.

According to the report, the meeting of Karimov and Putin discussed the progress and prospects of bilateral cooperation in political, trade, economic, investment, scientific-technical and humanitarian spheres and exchanged views on topical issues of regional and international character.

The discussed issues also included the development of the situation in Afghanistan, combating the spread of terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and organized crime, as well as the issues of cooperation within the international organizations like the UN, SCO and CIS.

Speaking at the meeting Karimov voiced the country's intention to deepen the relations between the two countries.

"We see this visit as a sought-after and a consistent continuation of the Uzbek-Russian political dialogue and bilateral meetings at high level to strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation, practical enriching fundamental agreements on strategic partnership and alliance with a new content," Karimov said.

Following the talks, agreements were signed on encouragement and mutual protection of investments, economic cooperation program for 2013-2017, program of cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian, scientific and technical spheres for 2013-2015, documents were adopted on cooperation between institutions for environmental protection, customs and tax services.