On January 14, Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, who arrived in New Delhi on a working visit, met with his counterpart, Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.
According to the MFA press service, Kamilov expressed appreciation for the invitation to the fifth international conference Raisina Dialogue, which is held under the auspices of the Indian Foreign Ministry.
The parties discussed the current state of bilateral cooperation, which is based on important agreements between President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and exchanged views on the prospects for mutually beneficial relations.
The ministers considered proposals on the schedule of upcoming meetings in 2020 at the highest and other levels, the timing of joint events.
Special attention was paid to the Afghan issue. The interest of Uzbekistan and India in speedy stabilization of the situation in Afghanistan was confirmed, which will open up wide opportunities for intensifying and expanding cooperation in the region. The achievement of these goals will also be facilitated by the regular holding of meetings of the Dialogue “India-Central Asia” at the level of foreign ministers with the participation of Afghanistan, which was launched in January 2019 in Samarkand.
The sides also discussed prospects for strengthening cultural and humanitarian ties, especially in the fields of education and science.