Meeting with Secretary of Security Council under Uzbekistan President Viktor Makhmudov

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Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko reaffirmed Belarus’ commitment to the development of cooperation with Uzbekistan. He made the statement at the meeting with Secretary of the Security Council under the aegis of the Uzbekistan President Viktor Makhmudov on 23 October.

“All our agreements with the president of Uzbekistan are sacred. We will definitely fulfill our obligations. Tell my good friend that we will fulfill our agreements,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The head of state praised the dynamic development of relations between Belarus and Uzbekistan. “I am saying this all the time. Within a couple years we have made such a big progress that we could not make during previous two decades,” he said. Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized a big role of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in it.

The Belarusian president praised the achievements of the Uzbekistan head of state, including in the foreign policy. “He quickly normalized relations with neighbors, he is doing a lot on the international arena, maintains excellent relations with the West and the East,” the Belarusian leader said. “Therefore, the background for our relations is very good, and we are happy to have such relations.”

The head of state reminded that during his recent visit to Uzbekistan the sides agreed to work out a concrete roadmap for the further development of cooperation. One of its parts is focused on cooperation in military technology, and this is the focus of Viktor Makhmudov’s visit to Belarus. In this regard, Aleksandr Lukashenko promised to share Belarus’ best practices and achievements in this sector if it is of interest for the defense industry of Uzbekistan. This includes many aspects, from personnel training to armament.