Uzbekistan and Belarus discuss prospects for bilateral cooperation

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- The Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, Mikhail Myasnikovich, received a delegation of Uzbekistan headed by First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Botirjon Asadov.

The sides discussed the state and prospects of bilateral cooperation, including the parliamentary dimension, as well as the preparation and conduct of a number of joint events, the development of direct ties between the regions.

Mikhail Myasnikovich stressed that Uzbekistan is a key partner of Belarus in Central Asia. He drew attention to the joint preparation of the forthcoming Belarusian-Uzbek forum of business and interregional cooperation in Tashkent in September with the participation of parliaments and chambers of commerce.

Botirjon Asadov noted the importance of building multifaceted cooperation between the two countries, economic and cultural-humanitarian ties, and interregional cooperation.

The parties expressed confidence that joint efforts will find new points of growth in trade turnover. Pharmaceuticals, furniture production, high technologies, electrical engineering, leather industry, and tourism were mentioned as promising areas of cooperation.

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