16:01 / 09.12.2023

Uzbek-British political consultations take place in London

The fifth round of political consultations between Uzbekistan and the UK in a hybrid format took place in London.

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The delegation of Uzbekistan was headed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bobur Usmanov. The British side was represented at the level of Deputy Foreign Minister Leo Docherty.

The negotiations from the Uzbek side were also attended by representatives of the ministries of defense, internal affairs, investment, industry and foreign trade, poverty reduction and employment, ecology, environmental protection and climate change, higher education, science and innovation, preschool and school education, and the National Center on human rights.

The current state and prospects for further development of bilateral cooperation, as well as interaction within international organizations, were discussed.

An exchange of views took place on expanding the political dialogue and filling the common agenda with practical content. The importance of raising the level of political consultations to a strategic dialogue between foreign ministers was noted.

Issues of building up trade-economic and economic ties occupied an important place at the negotiations. The importance of intensifying direct contacts between the business circles of the two countries, including within the framework of the Uzbek-British Trade and Industrial Council, was noted.

A preliminary agreement was reached on the development of joint investment projects, increasing trade volumes and expanding exports from Uzbekistan to the UK.

The readiness of the parties to expand cultural and humanitarian ties, deepen cooperation in the scientific field, and implement joint projects in the field of preschool, school, higher and vocational education was confirmed.

Certain aspects of regional and international issues are also considered.

In conclusion, an agreement was reached to hold the next round of political consultations in 2024 in Tashkent.

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