Presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkey hold talks in Samarkand

The president of Uzbekistan and the president of Turkey held talks within the framework of the SCO Summit in Samarkand.

During the talks, Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Recep Tayyip Erdogan exchanged views on the intensification of multifaceted Uzbek-Turkish cooperation based on mutual respect, friendship and trust.

The heads of the two states noted the importance of further deepening political, diplomatic, inter-parliamentary, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian ties in the light of bringing bilateral relations to the level of a comprehensive strategic partnership.

The sides expressed satisfaction with the significant intensification of mutual contacts as part of the implementation of the agreements reached at the highest level in Tashkent on March 29-30, 2022.

Further agreements were reached on the implementation of joint projects in the fields of agriculture, transport, electrical engineering, textile and leather industries, building materials, innovations, high technologies, tourism and culture. The energy industry is highlighted as a promising area. In recent years, the parties have been implementing projects worth almost $1 billion.

The meeting also considered a schedule of upcoming events, including within the framework of the planned summit of the Organization of Turkic States in Samarkand.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan took part in the Samarkand Summit of SCO Leaders in an expanded format, which took place on September 16.,
Sept. 16, 2022