Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct. 26 / Trend D.Azizov /
The next round of the Uzbek-Lithuanian ministerial political consultations was held in Tashkent on Oct.25 - 26, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported. A Lithuanian delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Evaldas Ignatavicius.
During the talks, the Uzbek-Lithuanian foreign ministries discussed the issues of bilateral relations in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
The sides exchanged views on topical international and regional issues of mutual interest, in particular the problems of restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan, as well as the situation in Kyrgyzstan.
Ignatavicius underlined that Lithuania highly appreciates the partnership relations established between the two countries and stands for their further dynamic development.
The parties stated that the level and volume of trade and economic, financial and investment ties do not correspond to the potential of the two countries and highlighted the need to intensify relations in this direction.
The meeting noted that the standing Uzbek-Lithuanian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation is a fundamental tool for solving and discussing problems of economic character.
Regarding the issues of development of the legal framework of the two countries, the Lithuanian side advocated for its further strengthening.
Following the talks, the sides agreed to hold the next round of the ministerial consultations in Vilnius in 2011.
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