Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 25
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbek President Islam Karimov and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the state and prospects of the multifaceted Uzbekistan-Russia cooperation, topical issues of international politics, the Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA) reported.
Lavrov arrived in Tashkent to participate in the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member-states.
President Karimov highly appreciated the results of the Uzbekistan-Russia summit talks in Moscow in late April.
Karimov and Lavrov confirmed their interest in the joint implementation of new investment projects for the production of competitive products as part of the agreement on the main directions of development and intensification of economic cooperation in 2015-2019.
Lavrov shared his views of the recently concluded meeting of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers, stressing that Uzbekistan's constructive presidency in the SCO allows being confident in the successful holding of the Summit of Heads of State in Tashkent in late June 2016.
The views on other promising areas of the Uzbekistan-Russia cooperation were also exchanged during the meeting.