Uzbekistan, Tashkent, September 27/ Trend D.Azizov /
Representatives of the Foreign Ministries of Uzbekistan and Japan analysed the current state and promising directions for further development of bilateral relations in political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian and other fields. This took place during the course of yesterday's next round of political consultations in Tokyo, a statement of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry press service said.
According to the statement, special attention was paid to the implementation of agreements reached during the official visit of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov to Japan in February 2011.
As previously reported, during the visit of the Uzbek president, the sides signed a joint Uzbek-Japanese statement on friendship, strategic partnership and cooperation memorandum between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries on economic cooperation for implementation of projects of the 'Official Development Assistance Programme' and other documents.
The parties stated that to date, a solid legal basis was created in Uzbek-Japanese relations, considerable experience of mutually beneficial exchanges in all areas of cooperation had been amassed, as well as between the state and public institutions, business communities and civilian representatives.
As of 2012, trade turnover between the two countries increased by 1.3 times, that is up to $214.7 million.
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