Saturday, 24, February, 2024

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a telephone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday.

At the beginning of the conversation, the heads of state exchanged warm wishes on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which is a celebration of joy and thanksgiving, generosity and kindness for the entire Muslim world.

The two leaders focused on the bilateral matters and expressed mutual support for decisive measures taken in both countries to fight the spread of coronavirus, the anti-crisis programs to minimize its negative consequences, provide targeted support to the population, and support the key sectors of the economy and business.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed sincere gratitude to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for assistance in the fight against the pandemic and in connection with the dam collapse in Sardoba reservoir.

During the conversation, important attention was paid to expanding the Uzbek-Turkish multifaceted relations, primarily in the trade, economic, investment and transport-communication spheres.

Uzbekistan and Turkey are interested in developing effective regional transport corridors, including the use of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, as well as increasing freight traffic.

The parties noted the importance of the timely implementation of the agreements reached at the highest level, including the decisions of the first meeting of the Strategic Cooperation Council, held in January in Ankara.

The leaders emphasized the necessity of stepping up the efforts, including within the framework of the bilateral Intergovernmental Commission, to maintain the upward trend in the two-way trade figures and promote projects in various sectors of the economy with the participation of major companies and banks of Uzbekistan and Turkey.

The presidents commended the fruitful outcomes of online meetings of heads of ministries of health, economy, trade and transport of the Turkic Council countries.

The conversation was held in a traditionally open, constructive and friendly atmosphere.

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