BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 21. The region of the Caspian Sea, Central Asia, the South Caucasus today is a region that needs peace and stability, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said making a press statement together with President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Trend reports.
"Many documents were signed within the framework of the business forum yesterday. The total number of documents is close to 20 now. As Shavkat Miromonovich said, the political Declaration on the deepening of strategic partnership and building up interaction is of a very global nature. This is essentially a roadmap for our activities in the future. It reflects foreign policy priorities, it expresses mutual support for the territorial integrity, independence, sovereignty of our states, and it also defines specific tasks and goals in many areas of life. Having already spent several hours together today, we have further specified the areas in which we will work. Orders have been given. Shavkat Miromonovich has already spoken about this in detail, so I do not want to repeat the areas we have discussed. And I am sure there will be results, because it is under the control of the presidents. Relevant ministers, heads of state agencies, I am sure, are well aware that we will monitor and ask them for the fulfillment of the tasks the presidents have set. The fulfillment of these tasks will lead to the fact that the relations between our countries will become even stronger, there will be even more cooperation and mutual support between us. The region of the Caspian Sea, Central Asia, the South Caucasus today is a region that needs peace and stability. The basis of this, of course, is the political resolve of the leaders, as well as economic prerequisites. I think that the agreements we have reached today on increasing trade, investment projects, transport and logistical areas, the projects related to the deepening of cooperation in agriculture – all this will create excellent opportunities for increasing trade and even greater cooperation between our countries and peoples," the head of state said.