Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct. 29 / Trend D.Azizov /
A Saudi Arabian delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Prince Halid bin Saud bin Halid al Saud is on working visit to Uzbekistan from Oct.26 to Oct.28, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.
During the first day of the visit, the delegation visited several ministries to hold talks with the country's officials.
The delegation was received by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade Elyor Ganiyev, and Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov.
The sides considered issues of developing bilateral relations in politics, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres. They also exchanged opinions on international and regional issues of mutual interest.
The sides discussed actual issues of regional security, including achievement of peace and stability in Afghanistan, situation in Kyrgyz Republic, as well as rational use of water resources at trans-boundary rivers in Central Asia.
"The historical, spiritual and cultural unity of peoples of Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia remains a reliable basis for building an effective model of mutually beneficial cooperation," Al Saud said.
Al Saud also supported Uzbekistan's initiative to implement a multilateral project on the construction of the Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman-Qatar transport corridor. It was noted that the establishment of the transport links will promote development of the economic cooperation between the countries.
The sides noted that the current volume of trade turnover does not meet the existing potential of the two countries, adding that Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia have great economic perspectives that should be developed and intensified.
The talks noted that the creation of the Uzbek-Saudi Arabian entrepreneurs' business council could enhance bilateral trade-economic and investment cooperation and increase mutual trade turnover between the two countries.
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