Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 17
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbek President Islam Karimov met with counterpart of the Republic of South Korea Park Geun-Hye at the international airport in Tashkent, the Uzbek presidential press-service reported on June 16.
The main events of the Korean leader's first state visit are scheduled for June 17, according to the program of the visit.
It was reported that Presidents Karimov and Park Geun-Hye intend to discuss the priority directions of expanding the multifaceted bilateral cooperation in the long term, relevant regional and international issues.
The presidents plan to pass a joint declaration on the further development and intensification of the strategic partnership following the visit. A package of inter-state and inter-ministerial documents on various areas of cooperation is also expected to be signed.
Currently, a legal base of bilateral cooperation regulates more than 300 documents. As of late 2013, the bilateral trade turnover amounted to $2.12 billion. The total amount of investments drawn from the Republic of Korea in the Uzbek economy during the independence period, exceeded $6 billion. Some 412 enterprises with South Korean investments operate in the country.
edited by CN