German President to visit Uzbekistan to familiarize with Aral Sea problem
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 8
By Fakhri Vakilov- Trend:
President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit Khiva and the Aral Sea region during his visit to Uzbekistan, which is scheduled for the end of May, Trend reports on May 8 citing Kun.uz.
“The visit is intended to promote the intensification of the Uzbek-German cooperation in all directions. Given the processes of liberalization and modernization of the economy in Uzbekistan, as well as technological and innovative capabilities of Germany, we particularly look forward to further expand mutually beneficial cooperation in the trade, economic and investment spheres,” a spokesperson of the Uzbek embassy in Germany said.
It was noted that the forthcoming visit of the President of Germany is an opportunity for the continuation, at the highest level, of the trustful and constructive political dialogue begun in Berlin and for the further promotion of relations between the countries.
Earlier Trend reported that during the official visit to Germany in mid-January, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev invited Frank-Walter Steinmeier to visit Uzbekistan on a return visit.
"The president will be accompanied by numerous representatives of German business circles", reads the news report.
The visit agenda includes bilateral talks in Tashkent, familiarization with the sights of Khiva and the visit to the Aral Sea region.
The embassy's spokesperson also noted that Uzbekistan is counting on the support of Germany in attracting world attention to the Aral Sea problem in order to facilitate the efforts of the Government of Uzbekistan for the elimination of its environmental and socio-economic consequences and support the activities of the multi-partner trust fund established by the country on human security for the Aral Sea region under the auspices of the United Nations.
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