Di­a­logue Built on Shared In­ter­ests

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Dur­ing the di­a­logue that took place in Tashkent be­tween the Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan Shavkat Mirziy­oyev and the Speaker of the Great Na­tional Assem­bly of the Repub­lic of Turkey Bi­nali Yildirim, the com­mit­ment of the two coun­tries to fur­ther strengthen the tra­di­tional re­la­tions of friend­ship and long-term strate­gic part­ner­ship was reaf­firmed.

Sin­cerely wel­com­ing the guest, the head of state stressed that thanks to joint ef­forts, the tra­di­tion­ally close and friendly Uzbek-Turk­ish re­la­tions have reached the level of strate­gic part­ner­ship. It was noted in par­tic­u­lar that the fruit­ful top-level talks, held dur­ing the state vis­its last au­tumn to Turkey and this spring to Uzbek­istan, the im­por­tant doc­u­ments signed dur­ing them al­lowed for lay­ing a solid foun­da­tion for build­ing up prac­ti­cal co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous fields.

The po­lit­i­cal di­a­logue has been de­vel­op­ing ac­tively. Joint in­vest­ment pro­grams and projects are be­ing im­ple­mented with lead­ing Turk­ish com­pa­nies and banks in the ar­eas of trade, in­no­va­tion, en­ergy, in­fra­struc­ture, trans­port, tourism, tex­tile and food in­dus­tries, and other sec­tors.

The grow­ing in­ter­est by the Turk­ish busi­ness to work in the Uzbek mar­ket is backed by the cre­ation of over 230 joint en­ter­prises since the be­gin­ning of this year. The mu­tual trade turnover for this pe­riod grew by more than 40 per­cent.

In­ter-par­lia­men­tary ties play an im­por­tant role in the con­sis­tent de­vel­op­ment and con­sol­i­da­tion of bi­lat­eral re­la­tions. The leg­isla­tive bod­ies of our two coun­tries in­ten­sively ex­change del­e­ga­tions.

Par­lia­men­tary friend­ship groups are suc­cess­fully op­er­at­ing in the Oliy Ma­jlis of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan and the Grand Na­tional Assem­bly of the Repub­lic of Turkey. A me­moran­dum and a roadmap for the de­vel­op­ment of co­op­er­a­tion have been ap­proved.

Bi­nali Yildirim ex­pressed deep grat­i­tude to the Pres­i­dent of our coun­try Shavkat Mirziy­oyev for the warm wel­come and con­veyed sin­cere greet­ings and best wishes of the Pres­i­dent of Turkey Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan.

The guest highly ap­pre­ci­ated the large-scale re­forms be­ing car­ried out in Uzbek­istan, stress­ing that the Turk­ish side is ready to ren­der all pos­si­ble as­sis­tance in im­ple­ment­ing promis­ing projects aimed at mod­ern­iz­ing the na­tional econ­omy and so­cial sphere.

Ex­pert, Di­rec­tor of the Cen­ter for Re­search Ini­tia­tives “Ma’no” Bakhtiyor Er­ga­shev:

Pres­i­dent Shavkat Mirziy­oyev made very se­ri­ous and in many re­spects un­prece­dented steps when he vis­ited Turkey last year. I con­sider that visit a real break­through both from the po­lit­i­cal and from the eco­nomic points of view, in terms of at­tract­ing in­vest­ments, tech­nolo­gies and restor­ing mu­tual con­fi­dence. The visit was marked by the fact that, firstly, a se­ri­ous po­lit­i­cal con­tact was estab­lished with the Pres­i­dent of Turkey. Sec­ond, agree­ments were reached on bil­lions of dol­lars’ worth Turk­ish in­vest­ments in the econ­omy of Uzbek­istan. More­over, their im­ple­men­ta­tion be­gan al­most im­me­di­ately... Sev­eral ma­jor in­vest­ment projects with Turk­ish part­ners are al­ready in full swing in Uzbek­istan.

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