Alison LeClaire, Director General of the Bureau for Sub-Polar Regions, Eastern Europe and Eurasia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada, while in Uzbekistan on a working visit, said that “Uzbekistan and Canada are geographically far apart, but despite this, our peoples have common goals.”
Alison LeClaire led the Canadian delegation that arrived in Uzbekistan to participate in the sixth round of the inter-ministerial Uzbek-Canadian consultations. Assessing the results of the Tashkent talks, the diplomat said: “I am in this country for the first time, and very impressed by the warmth and cordiality that was given to us during our stay.
Uzbekistan and Canada are geographically far from each other, but despite this, our peoples have common goals. Thanks to modern information technologies, communications between the public circles are getting even closer. This year our countries celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations. It is encouraging that during this period of joint work the parties managed to create a solid foundation for successful cooperation.
In Tashkent, we have held very productive negotiations, discussed a number of issues related to the current state and prospects for cooperation.
Fruitful and constructive negotiations were held in both chambers of the parliament, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other departments of Uzbekistan. We were convinced that we have a great potential for the development of ties. Today Uzbekistan offers many interesting directions and projects. One of them is the sphere of education. We hope that in the near future, through joint efforts, we will be able to come to an agreement on interuniversity cooperation.
We are impressed by the policy of openness and friendliness pursued by the leadership of Uzbekistan.”