Uzbek-Kyrgyz trade turnover increases over 11 months of last year
Bishkek, Jan. 11, 2019. /Kabar/. The trade turnover between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan increased by 55% and amounted to US $ 363 million in the 11 months of 2018, Podrobno.uz reported.
Such information was announced during the summing up of the talks between Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aidarbekov, who had arrived in Tashkent the day before.
"Within the framework of the conversation, the sides noted with satisfaction that, thanks to the establishment of regular interaction between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan at various levels, primarily between the heads of state, an unprecedented friendly atmosphere was created in bilateral relations, which allowed to consistently solve the accumulated problems and reach a new stage of cooperation", the press service of the Foreign Ministry reported.
The ministers focused on priority areas for further deepening ties between the two countries in 2019 and for the future in political, trade, economic, transport and communication, cultural, humanitarian and other fields. The interest of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in the development of long-term cooperation and mutually beneficial basis was also confirmed.
An important role in the bilateral relations is played by regular meetings of the Council of Heads of Border Regions of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, chaired by the Prime Ministers of the two countries.
The ministers also exchanged views on the issues on the agenda of the first meeting of the India-Central Asia Dialogue with the participation of Afghanistan, which will be held in Samarkand on January 12-13. The confidence was expressed that the forum in this format would allow to expand regional cooperation in various areas.
Following the talks, the heads of the foreign affairs ministries reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen and expand the cooperation both bilaterally and in the Central Asian format.