On the meetings of the Presidents
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at Kuksaroy met June10 with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev participating in the Summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tashkent.
"I am pleased to welcome you in Tashkent at the major forum on the eve of SCO summit and I am confident that the upcoming meetings and negotiations will be held on high and very constructive spirit," - said Islam Karimov.
Dmitry Medvedev highly appreciated the outcome of the presidency of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the SCO and expressed confidence that negotiations within the summit will find a meaningful and productive basis and certainly reflect in the further strengthening of international stability and expansion of regional cooperation.
The presidents exchanged views on a wide range of issues of Uzbek-Russian relations, as well as regional and international issues. The counterparts noted the consistent development of bilateral cooperation in political, economic, cultural, educational and many other spheres. Uzbekistan and Russia also successfully interact on a multilateral basis within the framework of many international bodies.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met on June 10 at Kuksaroy with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev within the Summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Tashkent.
"The constructive attitude of participants of the Tashkent SCO Summit suggests a good basis for our productive work within the current measures, which, in turn, will positively affect the efficiency of the entire organization," - said Islam Karimov.
President of Kazakhstan, in turn, noted that "the efforts of the Republic of Uzbekistan during the presidency in the SCO set an example for the improvement of its structures and decision-making mechanisms in key areas of regional policy. By the list of issues and documents signed in Tashkent, the increasing role of the SCO becomes especially apparent."
During the talks the presidents discussed issues concerning the expansion of Uzbek-Kazakh dialogue at the highest level for exchanging views on topical issues of cooperation. The two presidents discussed issues related to rational use of water and energy resources in Central Asia, cooperation within international structures.
Also, the counterparts touched on issues of regional security, in particular combating terrorism, extremism, drug smuggling and other threats to regional security.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, who is participating in the Summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Tashkent as head of the SCO observer state, at Kuksaroy June 10.
"Your participation in the SCO summit will enrich its content," said Islam Karimov. "This is your first visit to Uzbekistan as the President of Mongolia, and I think it would be a good opportunity for you to get acquainted with the culture and ancient history of our nation, the economic potential of our country, and to discuss the prospects of Uzbek-Mongolian relations.
The relations between our countries are based on the principles of mutual understanding and mutual interest in developing cooperation in various sectors of the economy. The enormous potential of the Uzbek-Mongolian cooperation has not been used in many fields. Our countries have similar approaches to issues relating to the prevention of modern threats to regional and international security. Mongolia highly appreciates Uzbekistan's efforts to promote stability in Central Asia and normalizing the situation in Afghanistan.
It should be noted that Mongolia is seeking to strengthen bilateral political relations with Uzbekistan. In order to deepen the relationship, the first round of consultations of the Foreign Ministries of the two countries was held in Ulan Bator on September 23, 2009.
During the meeting at the Kuksaroy residence, the President of Mongolia heartily thanked the head of our state for the warm welcome and praised the level of organization of the SCO summit. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj expressed confidence that new opportunities for expanding trade and economic relations with our country will give an effective impetus to the strengthening of bilateral cooperation.
(Source of Uzbekistan Today)
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