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Uzbekistan to enhance bilateral cooperation with Sweden

On June 17, 2019, a delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Oliy Majlis Sodik Safoyev visited Stockholm, where the Uzbek delegates held talks in the Parliament, as well as a number of ministries and departments in Sweden.

According to the Embassy of our country in Berlin, during the meeting with the First Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag (Parliament) of Sweden Asa Lindestam and the head of the Swedish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Boriana Aberg, the Swedish side got thoroughly acquainted with the political-legal and social-economic reforms, opportunities for enhancing inter-parliamentary contacts were also discussed.

On the same day, roundtables were held at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) with participation of responsible leaders of these departments. A constructive exchange of views took place on practical aspects of development of relations in bilateral and multilateral formats, and prospects for development of interaction in the fields of security, economics, ecology and other spheres were considered.

Special attention was paid to the possibility of support from Sweden for the efforts of the Government of Uzbekistan to prevent negative consequences of the Aral disaster, including within the framework of the Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region initiated by our country under the auspices of the UN. The Swedish side expressed readiness to establish close cooperation with Uzbekistan to promote development of the republic’s water sector through implementation of joint projects with participation of Swedish companies. 

A constructive exchange of views on promising areas of bilateral cooperation was also held during the meetings held at the Swedish Trade and Investment Council “Business Sweden” and with leadership of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics. The parties discussed the possibilities of enhancing cooperation in the field of investment and trade, including through organization of business missions, participation in exhibitions and fairs held in the two countries.

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