TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, February 2. Cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in the sphere of transportation and energy has significantly intensified, Trend reports.
This was discussed during a meeting between Uzbekistan's Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov and his Kazakh counterpart, Alikhan Smailov.
The delegation of Uzbekistan, headed by Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov arrived in Almaty (Kazakhstan) to participate in the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council and Digital Forum.
At the meeting, the sides noted the rapid development of strategic partnerships and alliances between the two countries in the spirit of friendship, good neighborliness, and mutual respect, and representatives of both countries defined specific tasks for further development of multilateral relations.
They also emphasized positive growth dynamics between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in all directions.
In particular, the volume of trade has more than doubled over the past 7 years, important joint projects are being implemented in various sectors of the economy, and interregional and cultural-humanitarian cooperation is expanding.
At the meeting, the parties exchanged views on these and other topical issues on the agenda.
Meanwhile, trade turnover volume between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan amounted to $4.3 billion.