Uzbekistan, Tashkent, July 16 / Trend, D.Azizov /
Uzbek President Islam Karimov and the Vice Chancellor, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Guido Westerwelle exchanged views on further development of bilateral cooperation between Uzbekistan and Germany.
Islam Karimov on Thursday received the German Foreign Minister at his Oqsaroy residence in Tashkent.
Uzbek President underscored the high level of mutual understanding and confidence reached between the two nations.
"Germany is one of the key political, economic and trade partners of our country in Western Europe. Uzbekistan and the Federal Republic cooperate closely in bolstering regional security and stability in Central Asia. Advancing relations between the two nations has also facilitated enhancing the mutually beneficial cooperation between Uzbekistan and the European Union", said the President.
According to him, in Uzbekistan, major investment projects are implemented in various sectors of economy with the participation of German banks. Higher education and research institutions of the two countries have built equally practical ties. Within these relations, joint research projects have been conducted in sophisticated dimensions of industrial development, agriculture, efficient use of natural resources.
Guido Westerwelle reiterated Germany's willingness to boost its comprehensive interactions with Uzbekistan in many directions.
According to the Vice Chancellor, our country has been making a remarkable input into securing peace and stability in the region by consistently advocating, among other things, to address the situation in Afghanistan with non-military means. In addition, the German foreign minister gave his high appraisal of the reasonable and constructive stance of the Republic of Uzbekistan with regard to the recent events in Kyrgyzstan.