Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia to hold political consultations
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, July 16 / Trend, D. Azizov /
A delegation of Saudi Arabia headed by State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nizar bin Obaid Madani and leadership of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry will hold bilateral political consultations on Monday, the country's Foreign Ministry said.
According to the report, Saudi Arabia's delegation arrived in Tashkent on Sunday.
Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in February 1992.
In October 2010, a Saudi Arabia's delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid Al Saud visited Uzbekistan.
During the talks the sides exchanged views on topical issues of international and regional politics - restoration of peace and stability in Afghanistan, the situation in Kyrgyzstan and the Middle East and the rational use of water resources of transboundary rivers in Central Asia.
An important direction of the negotiations was further development of bilateral relations in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia has granted each other the most favored nation treatment. The chambers of commerce of both countries signed an agreement on cooperation. The intergovernmental agreement on air services was signed in April 2009. The relationships between the two countries are also developing within the framework of OIC and IDB.
Agreement was reached to invest in the 20 priority projects in Uzbekistan in the field of health, education, energy, transport and infrastructure development at a meeting of Arab Coordination Group in 2007, which was attended by representatives of the Saudi Development Fund.