Kazakh, Uzbek presidents discuss co-operation in Tashkent


TASHKENT -- Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev conferred with his Uzbek counterpart, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, during a state visit to Tashkent Sunday-Monday (April 14-15) to discuss Kazakh-Uzbek relations and regional co-operation, Kazinform reported.

The presidents discussed regional and international issues of mutual interest and prospects for further strengthening co-operation between the states, according to a joint statement.

Mirziyoyev noted Kazakhstan's role in the development of the countries' fraternal ties and strategic partnership, including co-operation in maintaining peace, stability and security in Central Asia.

The implementation of the Economic Co-operation Strategy for 2017-2019 between the two countries will help bolster such collaboration, confirmed both sides.

Mirziyoyev underlined Kazakhstan's efforts to promote the common interests of Central Asian countries as a member of the United Nations Security Council from 2017-2018.

The two sides agreed on further development of co-operation in defence, space research and development, science, education, culture, tourism and sports, among other areas.

Tokayev expressed his gratitude to Mirziyoyev and the people of Uzbekistan for their hospitality and invited him to visit Kazakhstan.

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