D. Nazarbayeva: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have serious prospects for cooperation
The meeting of the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Dariga Nazarbayeva with the Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tanzila Narbaeva, who arrived in Kazakhstan on an official visit, took place.
At the meeting, the parties noted that they attach particular importance to expanding cooperation between countries.
Dariga Nazarbayeva in her speech emphasized that Uzbekistan is an important strategic partner of Kazakhstan in Central Asia. Today, Kazakh-Uzbek relations demonstrate high dynamics of development in all areas. The main merit in this belongs to the First President of Kazakhstan – Elbasy N.A. Nazarbayev and President of Uzbekistan Sh.M. Mirziyoyev, said the Senate Chair.
The Head of the Senate emphasized the fact that KK Tokayev made his second foreign visit as the Head of State to Uzbekistan, and this once again confirms his commitment to further strengthening relations in the spirit of mutual understanding and good neighborliness.
The Senate speaker named Uzbekistan the main trading partner in the region. In 2018, trade between the countries grew by more than 25% and reached $ 2.5 billion. It is necessary to continue work in this direction to achieve the common goal, to reach the volume of $ 5 billion in mutual trade, the head of the upper house said.
According to Dariga Nazarbayeva, there are serious prospects for further deepening the interaction between the two countries on investment, energy, tourism, regional and cross-border cooperation, transit and transport cooperation.
In turn, the Head of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis noted that Kazakhstan is a faithful and reliable partner of Uzbekistan. Our peoples share common historical and cultural roots. There are similarities in many areas of development. Uzbekistan attaches great importance to friendly relations with Kazakhstan, Tanzila Narbaeva emphasized.
The parties noted that the inter-parliamentary dialogue between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, which now needs to be given a systemic character, has intensified. Including by creating a joint Commission on Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation.
The discussion touched upon the implementation of exchange programs in the field of legal support for reforms and socio-economic development, as well as accelerating the adoption and ratification of bilateral treaties and agreements.
At the end of the meeting, a joint Roadmap was signed for the development of cooperation between the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2019-2020.
Source: Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan