Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov. 14
By Demir Azizov- Trend: Uzbekistan appreciates the current level of strategic partnership and allied relations with Russia, Uzbek President Islam Karimov said when receiving the Chairman of the Federation Council of Russia's Federal Assembly Valentina Matvienko yesterday who was on an official visit to Tashkent.
According to the president's press service, the president said that fruitful results and a practical outcome of Uzbek-Russian relations and high-level negotiations in June 2012 in Tashkent and in April 2013 in Moscow, gave new impetus to the development of interactions in the political, trade, investment, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres.
The achieved level of inter-parliamentary relations also played an important role in the dynamic expansion of bilateral ties in various areas. The agreement signed in 2006 between Russia's Federal Assembly and Uzbekistan's Oliy Majlis contributed towards establishment of relations on a systemic basis, facilitating a regular exchange of experience in legislative support to deep political and socio-economic reforms conducted in the two countries.
During the negotiations, the parties referred to the sustainable tendency of expansion of economic cooperation and qualitative change of mutual trade structure.
During the meeting there was an exchange of views on the issues of cultural and humanitarian cooperation and certain regional and international problems.
Within the two-day visit, Valentina Matvienko also held negotiations with the Chairman of Senate of Oliy Majlis (upper house of the parliament) Ilgizar Sabirov, Speaker of the Legislative Chamber Dilor Tashmuhamedov and the vice-president, and Head of Uzbekistan's Women's Committee Elmira Basitkhanova.