Uzbek-Indian relations - new level of strategic partnership

Business Materials 19 May 2011 17:28 (UTC +04:00)

Uzbekistan, Tashkent, May 19 / Trend D. Azizov /

The Uzbek-Indian relations have reached a level of long-term strategic partnership based on equality and mutual understanding, the Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership, signed as a result of Uzbek President Islam Karimov's state visit to India on May 17-18, says, the Uzbek National Information Agency (UzA) reported.
"The strategic partnership will intensify the cooperation on a wide range of areas, including political, economic, anti-terror, as well as education, health, human resource development, science, technology, tourism and culture," a statement said.

During the visit Uzbek President met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The two leaders discussed the current state and prospects of bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on a wide range of regional and global issues that directly affect the interests of the two countries and peoples.

In particular, Islam Karimov and Manmohan Singh exchanged the views on effective cooperation in international organizations such as the UN, SCO and others.
The sides discussed the situation in neighboring Afghanistan.