Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov. 20
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to visit Uzbekistan in December.
President Putin made this statement at a meeting with new ambassador of Uzbekistan Akmal Kamalov during the presentation of credentials Nov. 19.
"I plan to visit Tashkent in December at the invitation of President Karimov," President Putin said.
President Putin expressed confidence that the visit will further promote the bilateral relations and strengthen stability in Central Asia.
President Putin said that the 10th anniversary of signing the agreement on strategic partnership between the two countries will be celebrated this year.
"During this period we managed to reach significant results in virtually all areas of bilateral cooperation," he said.
Kamalov was appointed ambassador of Uzbekistan to Russia in late October. Earlier, he served as the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade.
At present, the legal base of the Uzbek-Russian cooperation includes around 200 interstate, intergovernmental and interdepartmental documents, including the strategic partnership agreement (June 16, 2004) and the treaty on allied relations (November 14, 2005).
Russia is the largest trade partner of Uzbekistan with the share in the total foreign trade turnover of about 30 percent.
There are 885 Russian-Uzbek companies in Uzbekistan. The representative offices of 102 Russian enterprises were accredited.
Over 489 companies with Uzbek capital work in Russia.
The Russian-Uzbek cooperation in the fuel and energy complex is being actively developed.
The largest Russian oil and gas companies are working successfully and effectively in Uzbekistan.
edited by CN
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