Diplo­mat Speaks

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - WORLD -

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.”

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