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Bilateral Meeting Between Foreign Ministers of Uzbekistan and Russia Strengthens Strategic Cooperation

Antalya, March 04, 2024, The Europe Today: The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, Bakhtior Saidov, held a crucial meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Antalya, marking a significant step towards reinforcing the strategic partnership between the two nations.

In a statement released via his official telegram channel, Minister Saidov expressed his pleasure at meeting Minister Lavrov, stating, “Glad to meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, HE Sergey Lavrov today in Antalya.” The meeting served as a platform to comprehensively discuss and assess various aspects of the longstanding and strategic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Russia.

The ministers engaged in in-depth discussions, reviewing a spectrum of critical topics encompassing economic collaboration, cultural ties, and joint initiatives at both regional and international levels. Minister Saidov highlighted the multifaceted nature of the Uzbekistan-Russia partnership, emphasizing the positive momentum observed across all sectors.

“We reviewed the acute topics of Uzbekistan-Russia strategic cooperation ranging from economic to cultural relations, as well as engagements both at regional and international levels,” Minister Saidov stated. He underlined the tradition of a comprehensive partnership that has consistently demonstrated positive dynamics, reflecting the commitment of both nations to fostering mutually beneficial relations.

The meeting comes at a crucial juncture, emphasizing the enduring strength of the diplomatic ties between Uzbekistan and Russia. The constructive dialogue and shared commitment to cooperation showcased during this encounter are expected to further enhance the bilateral relationship and contribute to regional stability and prosperity.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan expressed optimism about the future trajectory of the partnership and reaffirmed the dedication of both countries to sustained collaboration. As the discussions concluded positively, the meeting in Antalya serves as a testament to the ongoing efforts to deepen ties between Uzbekistan and Russia for the mutual benefit of their people and the broader international community.