Foreign ministers of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation hold talks in Moscow
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 2 March 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, who is in Moscow on a working visit, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov.
During the meeting, the Minister conveyed a message from the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev with an invitation from the Russian side to the International High-Level Conference “Central and South Asia: Regional Interconnectedness. Challenges and Opportunities”, which will be held this year in Tashkent.
The heads of the foreign ministries discussed the current state and prospects for the further development of Uzbek-Russian relations in the political-diplomatic, trade-economic, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres of mutual interest.
The progress in the implementation of the previously reached agreements, as well as the schedule of upcoming events at the highest and high levels were considered.
The parties discussed the resumption of regular flights between Uzbekistan and Russia, the possibility of lifting existing restrictions on the entry of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan into the territory of the Russian Federation.
The ministers exchanged views on various aspects of interaction between the parties within the UN, CIS, SCO, as well as other international and regional organizations.
Special attention is paid to the situation in Afghanistan, the ongoing efforts to fully support inclusive inter-Afghan negotiations, the implementation of transport and communication projects with the involvement of Afghanistan.
At the end of the meeting, a briefing of the foreign ministers was held with the participation of media representatives, during which the results of the negotiations were announced and answers to journalists’ questions were given.