A number of bilateral accords were signed following the talks between the presidents of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev today in Tashkent.
The Ministries of Defense signed a cooperation agreement on air defense, reception, airfield and technical support, and protection of military aircraft on the ground.
Intergovernmental agreements were signed on labor and protection of migrant workers' rights and cooperation against illegal migration.
The Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan signed a memorandum on the creation of the "Central Asia” International Center for Trade and Economic Cooperation.
The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries signed a cooperation program for 2019–2020.
Following the talks, Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Kasym-Jomart Tokayev adopted a joint statement. The two leaders announced their intention to develop cooperation in the defense and military-technical sphere, as well as in the field of space research and development.
The leaders of the two states confirmed their interest in enhancing cooperation within the framework of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) by expanding the interaction of the countries of the region with international organizations, financial and environmental institutions to implement specific programs and projects in the Aral Sea basin. They also reaffirmed their commitment to intensifying cooperation in the fields of science, education, culture, art, tourism and sports.
Kasym-Jomart Tokayev invited Shavkat Mirziyoyev to visit Kazakhstan. The dates of the visit will be agreed through diplomatic channels.