15 April 2019
Meeting with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in expanded format
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

During the meeting, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev conveyed to Shavkat Mirziyoyev greetings and good wishes from the First President of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, and stressed his invaluable contribution to the development of Kazakh-Uzbek relations.

- During the negotiations in a narrow format, we have agreed to make all necessary efforts to ensure the continuity of our relations and further build the capacity of bilateral cooperation, the Head of State said.

The President of Kazakhstan noted that such a policy conforms fully to the national interests of the two states, and highlighted the decision taken during the negotiations to raise the level of intergovernmental commissions to heads of government.

- We are watching Uzbekistan’s progress with a keen interest. You have succeeded in proceeding with the reforms in a number of areas, as of improving government administration, liberalizing the economy, and increasing the well-being of the population, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev emphasized.

In turn, the President of Uzbekistan emphasized that Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s first state visit to Uzbekistan as the President of Kazakhstan testifies to a strong commitment to the consistent deepening of the strategic partnership between the two countries.

- Strengthening friendship and good neighborliness with Kazakhstan is the overriding priority of Uzbekistan’s foreign policy. We have managed to lay a solid foundation of the Kazakh-Uzbek relations and raise them to a whole new level, Shavkat Mirziyoyev summed up.

In addition, during the meeting with a large number of participants, the heads of state confirmed the coincidence of interests and positions on topical issues of bilateral and international interaction, in particular, within the UN, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea and other structures.

Through negotiations, the parties deliberated upon the matters of ensuring security, close cooperation among law enforcement agencies, special services and defense departments, increasing passenger and freight traffic, mutual trade, enhancing industrial cooperation.

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