Uzbekistan, Lithuania hold another round of consultations
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 22 September 2022, another round of consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Lithuania took place in Tashkent.
The delegations headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Gayrat Fozilov and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantos Adomenas discussed the state and prospects of bilateral relations in various areas of mutual interest.
M. Adomenas said that Lithuania highly appreciates the implementation of the New Uzbekistan Development Strategy and the work carried out within its framework to improve the well-being of the people, transform economic sectors, ensure human rights and interests, and strengthen international cooperation.
The commitment of Uzbekistan and Latvia to strengthening a constructive political dialogue through the organization of mutual visits and the intensification of contacts at all levels was confirmed.
The parties agreed on the need to intensify the Uzbek-Lithuanian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation. It is proposed to hold the next meeting of the Commission in 2023 in Tashkent with the organization of a joint business forum within its framework.
It was noted that there are opportunities for organizing the supply of a wide range of products from Uzbekistan to the Lithuanian market, incl. goods of the textile and chemical industries, building materials, mineral fertilizers, fruits, vegetables, etc.
Proposals were considered to strengthen contacts between the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, cities and regions of the two countries, to provide transport and customs preferences and benefits on a reciprocal basis, to diversify labor migration flows, and to increase tourist exchanges.
The parties agreed to study the issues of establishing an exchange of experience and holding joint events in the fields of education, healthcare, opening branches of Lithuanian universities in Uzbekistan, organizing mutual internships for specialists, teachers and students.
The readiness of Uzbekistan and Latvia to continue the close dialogue and mutual support within the framework of the UN, OSCE and other international institutions was confirmed.