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BISHKEK MEETINGS OF THE PRESIDENT OF UZBEKISTAN

June 14
17:43 2019

On June 13, 2019, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Bishkek to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of Heads of State session.

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev met the President of Uzbekistan at Manas International Airport.

The agenda of the SCO Council of Heads of State session contains issues of further developing and strengthening multilateral cooperation in priority areas, including in political, economic and security matters. Participants are also expected to exchange views on pressing issues of international and regional nature.

Bishkek Declaration is anticipated to be adopted following the summit meeting. It is planned to sign a package of documents aimed at expanding multidimensional partnership within the organization, including enlargement of ties among regions of member nations and cooperation in digitalization and information-communication technologies, environment, tourism, sports and other areas.

Uzbekistan actively takes part in all activities within the framework of the SCO. Together with member states, it forwards important proposals and initiatives for development of multifaceted cooperation.

Achieving the main goals of the organization is inextricably linked to security and stability in Central Asia. International analysts note that in recent years Uzbekistan has taken a special place in formation of a new political environment in the region. At the initiative of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, in a short time, acute problems of the region began to be resolved, including issues related to definition of borders, trade, transport and water use.

Important initiatives forwarded by the Head of the state at the SCO summits in Astana (2017) and Qingdao (2018) are being implemented. In particular, the Joint Appeal by the Heads of State of the SCO to Youth was adopted in Qingdao, in September last year Tashkent hosted the first meeting of the heads of the SCO member states’ railway administrations. Public Diplomacy Center of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was established in Tashkent by the resolution of the President of June 26, 2018. At the same time, “Silk Road” International University of Tourism has been established in Samarkand. In the second half of this year, it is planned to hold forums on information technologies and innovative development, start-up initiatives and projects with participation of youth organizations of participating countries.

Today Shavkat Mirziyoyev held bilateral meetings.

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Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Sooronbay Jeenbekov discuss cooperation issues

Upon arrival in Bishkek city, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov.

The President of Uzbekistan congratulated the President of Kyrgyzstan on successful chairmanship in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, as well as expressed gratitude for the warm welcome.

Presidents noted with deep satisfaction the consistent development and strengthening of friendship and strategic partnership between the two countries.

The trade turnover is dynamically growing, cooperation is being established in various sectors of the economy, cultural-humanitarian exchange is expanding.

Issues of bilateral and regional agenda were considered at the meeting.

An agreement was reached on intensifying joint efforts aimed at deepening multifaceted partnership.

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Presidents of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan hold talks in Bishkek

As part of the SCO Bishkek Summit events, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani.

President of Uzbekistan emphasized the intensification of bilateral contacts at different levels, the growth of bilateral trade, development of mutually beneficial economic cooperation and humanitarian exchanges.

Practical issues of streamlining specific programs and projects aimed at promoting the socio-economic rehabilitation of Afghanistan and its engagement in regional cooperation in Central Asia were considered at the meeting.

President Ashraf Ghani expressed deep gratefulness to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev for his active efforts designed for the soonest peaceful resolution of the situation in Afghanistan.

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Shavkat Mirziyoyev meets with UN Under-Secretary-General

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, in Bishkek.

The parties discussed prospects of multifaceted partnership of Uzbekistan with UN institutions and agencies aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Special attention was paid to pressing issues of ensuring security and sustainable development in Central Asia.

The importance was noted for continuation of vigorous efforts to overcome the consequences of the Aral disaster, including within the framework of the Multi-Partner Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region under the auspices of the UN.

Rosemary DiCarlo thanked the President of Uzbekistan for the warm reception and conveyed the greetings and best wishes of Secretary-General António Guterres.

The UN official expressed her appreciation for successful mission to take Uzbek citizens back from hot spots in the Middle East.

In conclusion, Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Rosemary DiCarlo confirmed shared commitment to further strengthening cooperation through the joint promotion of priority projects and programs.

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