Deputy PM: Russia interested in developing relations with Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Jan.14 / Trend D.Azizov /
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Kozak, who headed the Russian delegation at the next meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation yesterday, National News Agency of Uzbekistan (UzA) reported on Friday.
During the meeting, Uzbek President said that the Commission is intended to address the current issues of development of economic relations and at the same time contribute to the creation of more favorable conditions for cooperation.
The sides exchanged views on further enhancing of economic cooperation, UzA reported.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak confirmed Russia's interest in the gradual development of relations with Uzbekistan in the trade, economic and investment spheres.
During the talks within Russian President's visit in June 2012 to Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and Vladimir Putin expressed interest in a radical diversification of trade turnover and enhancing of investment cooperation directions.
Following the talks, a Declaration was adopted on deepening of strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and Russia, which identified promising areas of cooperation in the new stage.
As it was previously reported, Russia is one of the major trade partners of Uzbekistan - in 2011 bilateral trade turnover amounted to $6.668 billion, while in January-September 2012 - $5.58 billion.