NEWS AND EVENTS
November 6, 2010
President of Uzbekistan receives Prime Minister of Estonia
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received Prime Minister of Estonia Andrus Ansip at Oqsaroy residence in Tashkent on 2 November.
Welcoming the guest, the head of the state expressed satisfaction with the current state and level of development of Uzbek-Estonian relations.
“We consider Estonia as a rapidly developing state, in terms of its developed infrastructure, as well as transit and transport opportunities the country possesses today,” Islam Karimov said.
There are all grounds to use available possibilities for establishment of bilateral relations on a mutually beneficial basis, the President added.
Prime Minister of Estonia thanked the head of Uzbekistan for the warm welcome and emphasized that his country had a great interest in expansion of political and economic cooperation with Uzbekistan.
“This is the first visit of the Prime Minister of Estonia to Uzbekistan, and the purpose is to qualitatively raise the level of relations with Uzbekistan, the acknowledged leader of the region,” Andrus Ansip said.
He agreed with the President of Uzbekistan that all conditions for full-scale cooperation had matured long ago.
The development of bilateral relations between Uzbekistan and Estonia will serve to expansion of the scale of interaction of the Baltic states and the European Union with the countries of Central Asia.
The partnership of the two states covers trade, economic, investment, energy and transport and communication sectors, providing for development of mutually beneficial joint project in textile, pharmaceutical, chemical and other fields of economy and science. One proof of this fact was the Uzbek-Estonian business forum held in Tashkent.
Having a developed transport infrastructure and convenient geographical position, Uzbekistan and Estonia closely cooperate in transport sphere. The investment and logistics potential of the international hub of the Navoi free industrial zone has been acknowledged as one of the most demanded transit junctions of the region.
At the talks in Oqsaroy, President Islam Karimov and Prime Minister Andrus Ansip considered perspectives of bilateral cooperation and other issues of mutual interest.
UzA News Agency