President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received Russia’s deputy prime minister04.04.2010 17:01
TASHKENT, 4 April. /UZINFORM/. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Sergey Ivanov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, in Oqsaroy on March 31.
Welcoming the guest, the Head of state expressed condolence once again to the leadership and people of the Russian Federation due to the death of civilians as a result of terrorist attacks in Moscow subway on March 29. With regard to the current state of Uzbek-Russian relations, President of Uzbekistan noted the steadily high level of their development in many areas, reports Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
“In Uzbekistan we attach great importance and cherish those traditional ties of friendship and cooperation that bind our peoples. Uzbekistan is always willing to employ the enormous potential in boosting its relations with Russia on bilateral as well as multilateral basis. Regrettable as it is, these resources are rarely used efficiently. Therefore, we consider the current session of intergovernmental commission a good opportunity to identify strategically salient areas of cooperation in which both sides are interested”- the Head of nation said.
Today, bilateral trade and economic interaction between the two countries is run in engineering, energy, electronics and pharmaceuticals production. In this context, priority is assigned to oil and gas, mining and metal working spheres. There exist considerable opportunities to enhance cooperation in the fields of telecommunications, chemical, construction, textile, and travel industries.
Set up as a result of bilateral agreement, Uzbek-Russian intergovernmental commission is there to jointly determine the possibilities of expanding the mutual partnership in promising areas.
At the meeting in Oqsaroy, Sergei Ivanov expressed sincere gratitude to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the warm welcome, stressing in particular the Russian Federation’s interest in augmenting the bilateral relations with Uzbekistan in various areas.
During the talk, also discussed were the details of President Karimov’s forthcoming visit to the Russian Federation, as well as other matters of mutual interest.