Uzbek, Malaysian FMs hold talks
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, July 17 / Trend D.Azizov /
Uzbek Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov and Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato' Sri Anifah bin Haji Aman held talks on topical issues of bilateral cooperation, the Uzbek foreign ministry reported. Haji Aman is on an official visit to Uzbekistan.
The sides exchanged views on the current state and prospects of the Uzbek-Malaysian relations, as well as international and regional issues of mutual interest.
The sides noted the high level of cooperation between the two countries. The meeting also noted that the relations between the two countries are developing on the basis of mutual respect, trust and commitment.
The foreign ministers stressed the need to further strengthen trade-economic and investment cooperation, as well as expansion of ties in tourism, education and agriculture, and voiced a need for more effective implementation of the agreements signed on investment cooperation, in particular to attract more Malaysian companies in Uzbekistan.
Twenty four 24 enterprises with participation of the Malaysian capital, including three wholly owned companies with foreign capital, operate in the oil and gas field, printing industry, commerce, electrical engineering industry in Uzbekistan.
The sides also exchanged views on regional security and stability. Haji Aman voiced Malaysia's full support to Uzbekistan's position in establishing peace in Afghanistan.
The Malaysian side appraised the Uzbek government's activities to provide necessary assistance to the victims and refugees crossing the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border in the wake of the tragic events in southern Kyrgyzstan.
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