Uzbekistan, Russia intend to develop strategic partnership
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct.29
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The newly appointed Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Russia, Akmal Kamalov handed over the copies of his credentials to Russia's Secretary of State, Deputy Foreign Minister, Grigory Karasin, Uzbek Foreign Ministry said Oct.28.
During the meeting, Kamalov and Karasin discussed the topical issues on the agenda and reiterated the mutual interest of Russia and Uzbekistan to further strengthen and expand the bilateral cooperation.
Currently, the legal framework of the Uzbek-Russian cooperation is comprised of nearly 200 documents, including the strategic partnership agreement (June 16, 2004) and a treaty on the allied relationship (Nov.14, 2005).
Russia is the largest trade partner of Uzbekistan with nearly 30 percent share in the total volume of the country's foreign trade turnover.
Around 885 Russian-Uzbek companies operate in Uzbekistan, moreover, offices of 102 Russian enterprises have been accredited in the country. Over 489 companies with Uzbek capital operate in Russia.
Russia and Uzbekistan actively cooperate in the sphere of fuel and energy complex.
Largest Russian oil and gas companies successfully and effectively operate in Uzbekistan.
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