Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Jan.8
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has received credentials of the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassadors of several countries, Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA) said.
The ambassadors of Egypt, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, India and Indonesia have presented their credentials to Uzbek president.
Islam Karimov congratulated the heads of the diplomatic missions on their appointment and wished success in their responsible and honorable missions.
The president said Uzbekistan attaches great importance to the strengthening of comprehensive ties with Egypt, Vietnam, India and Indonesia which today play an increasingly significant role in resolving the relevant international and regional issues.
During the conversation with Egyptian ambassador, it was noted that both countries are equally interested in intensifying the cooperation in political, trade, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres.
The relations between Uzbekistan and Vietnam are steadily becoming stronger. The dialogue between the two countries at various levels allows to define and dynamically develop the promising vectors of cooperation in the real sector of the economy.
The multilateral trade and cultural relations, friendship and spiritual closeness of Uzbek and Indian nations create solid basis for the progressive development of bilateral relations in various spheres.
During the conversation with Indian ambassador, it was noted that the regular exchange of visits at the highest level, as well as the contacts between the government structures, representatives of business circles, cultural figures of the two countries show that they have great potential for developing the mutually beneficial cooperation.
Moreover, Uzbek president touched upon the relations with Indonesia.
He said Uzbekistan regards Indonesia as one of the important and prospective partners in South-East Asia.
"Our countries today have great opportunities for the development of the mutually beneficial trade, expansion of the investment cooperation and intensification of relations in other spheres," said Karimov.
During the ceremony, the sides also exchanged views on the international and regional issues of mutual interest.
Uzbekistan has diplomatic relations with 133 countries, according to the country's Foreign Ministry. Diplomatic missions of 43 countries and EU delegation operate in Tashkent.
Edited by SI