BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 14
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay an official visit to Japan on December 17-20, 2019, on the invitation of the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, Trend reports citing the president’s press service.
Negotiations are scheduled with Abe, President of the House of Councilors of Parliament Akiko Santo, Speaker of the House of Representatives Tadamori Oshima, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso. The parties will discuss priority areas for the development of Uzbek-Japanese relations, including for the long term, exchange views on pressing international problems.
The president of Uzbekistan will also be received by Emperor of Japan Naruhito.
The program of the visit includes meetings with the President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Shinichi Kitaoka, heads of leading industrial and financial institutions. It is planned to substantively consider the issues of increasing cooperation between the business communities of the two countries, participation of representatives of Japanese companies in the implementation of large investment projects in Uzbekistan on a mutually beneficial basis.
Uzbekistan's president will also visit one of the most important economic centers of the country - the city of Nagoya, where he will meet with the governor of the prefecture of Aichi Hideaki Omura, the mayor of the city of Takashi Kawamura, to discuss the prospects of establishing partnerships between cities and educational institutions.
Following the results of the official visit, it is expected to adopt a Joint Statement on further deepening and expanding the strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and Japan, signing a significant package of documents aimed at strengthening the legal framework for cooperation in the political, trade, economic, investment, customs, tourism, scientific and technical and other areas.
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