Uzbek, Latvian parliamentarians expand cooperation
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct.11
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The Saeima (Parliament) delegation of Latvia, arrived in Tashkent Oct.9, headed by the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Ojars Eriks Kalnins and leadership of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis (upper chamber of parliament) of Uzbekistan discussed issues of further strengthening cooperation between the two countries' legislatures, the information service of the upper chamber of the parliament of Uzbekistan said.
The parties noted the dynamic expansion of ties between the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan and the Saeima of Latvia at the meeting, according to the report. The deputy groups on bilateral cooperation created in both countries helped to promote interparliamentary contacts, including the exchange of experiences in the field of legislative provision of the socio-political and economic reforms held in the two countries.
"During the negotiations, the guests were informed about the wide-scale socio-political and economic reforms ongoing in Uzbekistan," the statement said.
During the visit, the delegation of the Latvian Saeima held meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of Uzbekistan.
In particular, the sides discussed issues of cooperation between the two countries in the format of Uzbekistan and the European Union in anticipation of Latvia's presidency at the EU in the first half of 2015 at the meeting at the Foreign Ministry.
During the meeting it was stressed that the regular meetings at the highest level are a solid foundation for Uzbek-Latvian multilateral dialogue.
Diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and Latvia were established in 1992.
The legal basis of bilateral relations currently comprise of more than 40 documents covering almost all areas of cooperation.
Latvia is among the three largest trade partners of Uzbekistan in the EU. In 2013, the trade turnover between the two countries amounted to $248.8 million.