Following the negotiations, Presidents Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a joint statement on the outcomes of the first meeting of the Strategic Cooperation Council. A number of documents on cooperation in trade, economy and technology have also been inked.
At a briefing for media representatives, Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted that he was pleased with the visit of the President of Uzbekistan.
“We greatly appreciate and value the visit of the delegation from a country that raised the great Imam Bukhari, Imam Moturidi, Ali Kushchi, Alisher Navoi, who, with their knowledge and creativity, gave the world very much good. We are highly delighted that our relations with Uzbekistan, built on robust fraternal bonds, have risen to the level of strategic partnership,” the Turkish leader said.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev suggested that the first session of the Uzbek-Turkish top-level Strategic Cooperation Council opened a new page in the history of friendly ties between the two peoples, allowed for a thorough discussion of a wide range of issues regarding interaction in the political, trade, economic, investment, transport, cultural and humanitarian as well as other spheres.
“One of the central topics in our dialogue has been the realization of joint projects. Together with leading Turkish companies, new schemes worth more than a billion dollars are being worked out,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev informed the journalists.
The parties confirmed the similarity of views on most regional and international issues, including those on the agenda of the United Nations, Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States. The need to strengthen interaction in addressing modern threats and challenges was emphasized.
The Presidents stressed the importance of holding joint events to promote enlightened Islam, those in the fields of culture, science, education, healthcare and sports.
“We are willing to use every opportunity to bring our traditional friendship, full-scale and promising cooperation, developing today in the interests of wellbeing, peace and prosperous life of our fraternal peoples, to a new level. These principles are reflected in the Joint Statement signed at the end of our negotiations,” the head of our state pointed out.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated that he was delighted with the visit of the President of Uzbekistan and expressed satisfaction with the results of talks.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s visit to Turkey continues.