Uzbekistan, Georgia hold political consultations
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct.21
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Another round of political consultations between the foreign ministries of Uzbekistan and Georgia were held in Tashkent on Oct.21, Uzbekistan's Foreign Ministry said.
The Georgian delegation was led by the director of Department on relations with CIS countries Merab Vashakidze.
The sides discussed the status and prospects for the development of Uzbek-Georgian cooperation in political, trade, economic, transport, communications, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres, as well as cooperation on the international arena, including within the UN.
They emphasized the positive dynamics in the bilateral trade turnover the volume of which reached $60 million in Jan.-Aug. 2014.
The sides also exchanged views on the expansion of the legal framework of the interstate relations.
Diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and Georgia were established in August 1994. Currently, the legal basis of Uzbek-Georgian relations is regulated by over 80 intergovernmental and interagency documents.
Over 4,000 Georgians live in Uzbekistan. Georgian Megobroba cultural center operates under the Republican International Centre of Uzbekistan. A school for studying the Georgian language was opened under the Megobroba cultural center and Georgian-Uzbek Friendship Society was opened in Tbilisi.