Uzbek­istan Ad­vo­cates For­ma­tion of Mu­tual Mar­kets

Lead­ers of the Com­mon­wealth of In­de­pen­dent States gath­ered to Saint Peters­burg last week to sum up the year.

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The Pres­i­dent of Uzbek­istan Shavkat Mirziy­oyev was met by Rus­sia’s Vladimir Putin. Within the frame­work of the in­for­mal sum­mit meet­ing, the leader of our coun­try held bi­lat­eral talks with sev­eral of his col­leagues, where the coun­ter­parts dis­cussed the ma­jor out­comes of fruit­ful part­ner­ship in 2018 and promis­ing ar­eas of co­op­er­a­tion for the com­ing pe­riod.

The assem­bly of CIS lead­ers took place as a friendly din­ner on be­half of the Pres­i­dent of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion with­out a preap­proved agenda. The in­for­mal for­mat al­lowed each par­tic­i­pant to dis­cuss any is­sues at their dis­posal.

Uzbek­istan’s in­ter­ac­tion with Com­mon­wealth mem­ber na­tions has been ad­vanc­ing steadily on di­verse fronts.

Ear­lier this year, on Septem­ber 28, Shavkat Mirziy­oyev at­tended a ses­sion of the CIS Coun­cil of the Heads of State in Dushanbe.

Over the re­cent pe­riod, Uzbek­istan has joined 10 sec­tor­based co­op­er­a­tion bod­ies of the Com­mon­wealth. In par­tic­u­lar, our coun­try be­came a full-fledged mem­ber of the In­ter-par­lia­men­tary Assem­bly, ac­ceded, among other bod­ies, to the Co­or­di­nat­ing Coun­cil on Plant Quar­an­tine, the In­ter­state Coun­cil for Co­op­er­a­tion in Sci­en­tific, Tech­ni­cal and In­no­va­tion Spheres, the Coun­cil on Agro-In­dus­trial Is­sues, the Com­mis­sion on Atomic En­ergy for Peace­ful Pur­poses, Coun­cil of the Heads of Se­cu­rity Agen­cies and Spe­cial Ser­vices of CIS Mem­ber States, a high-level work­ing group on the elab­o­ra­tion of an agree­ment on CIS free trade zone.

Uzbek­istan sup­ports the for­ma­tion of mu­tual mar­kets, the sim­pli­fi­ca­tion of cus­toms pro­ce­dures, the ef­fec­tive use of in­ter­na­tional and re­gional trans­port cor­ri­dors in the CIS space.

This year, the coun­try hosted a num­ber of im­por­tant events within the Com­mon­wealth, in­clud­ing meet­ings of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters of De­fense, Co­or­di­na­tion Coun­cil on Seed Pro­duc­tion, Coun­cil for Stan­dard­iza­tion, Metrol­ogy and Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, In­ter­state Coun­cil on Geodesy, Car­tog­ra­phy, Cadas­tre and Re­mote Sens­ing of the Earth, as well as many other ses­sions. This made it pos­si­ble to sig­nif­i­cantly in­ten­sify mu­tu­ally ad­van­ta­geous, mul­ti­fac­eted co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous fields, con­sol­i­date eco­nomic and in­vest­ment ties, and en­hance in­dus­try-based in­ter­ac­tion.

At the meet­ing in Saint Peters­burg, lead­ers of mem­ber na­tions at­tached sig­nif­i­cance on boost­ing the trade and eco­nomic co­op­er­a­tion, build­ing up com­mon trade, ef­fec­tively use the trans­port and com­mu­ni­ca­tions po­ten­tial of the Com­mon­wealth states, and also bol­ster se­cu­rity, pre­vent and counter new chal­lenges and con­tem­po­rary threats.

The in­for­mal sum­mit par­tic­i­pants stressed the need for a con­sis­tent con­tin­u­a­tion of hu­man­i­tar­ian, ed­u­ca­tional and tourist ex­changes.

Uzbek­istan will be jointly re­sid­ing in the Com­mon­wealth next year, and in 2020 the coun­try is to host a CIS sum­mit

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