Belarus and Uzbekistan are both interested in promoting a comprehensive dialogue, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the talks with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Minsk on 1 August, BelTA said.
“Belarus and Uzbekistan have always been bound by something bigger than just friendly relations. This is fellow feeling based on the values shared by our peoples, like hard work, love for land, striving for peace and creation. We have a packed agenda, many events related to the ongoing visit: the first ever Forum of Regions initiated by Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan Culture Days, a national expo of Uzbekistan products. Such a versatile program is a good testimony to our determination to promote a comprehensive dialogue,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The president emphasized that more vibrant economic and humanitarian contacts between regions, companies and people will help deepen bilateral ties. Aleksandr Lukashenko recalled that his last year's visit to Tashkent resulted in adopting a roadmap to promote cooperation between the two states. This document features over 150 events covering the manufacturing industry, agriculture, pharmaceutics, construction, transport, and education. According to him, the agreements signed during the visit (19 documents in total) entered into force and are being implemented.
“I am convinced that today’s meeting will give an additional impetus to bilateral relations and will flesh out the bilateral agenda,” the head of state said.