Official visit to Uzbekistan

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Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has arrived in Uzbekistan on an official visit. The plane of the head of state touched down at Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport.

The Belarusian leader was welcomed at the ramp by Uzbekistan’s Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bakhtiyor Saidov, Acting Khokim (Mayor) of Tashkent Shavkat Umurzakov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Sergei Aleinik who had arrived in Uzbekistan the day before.

Upon arrival in Tashkent, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The presidents decided to attend the match of the Kazakhstan Open Ice Hockey Championship between Humo Tashkent and Nomad Astana.

In Tashkent the Belarusian head of state will hold negotiations with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The two leaders will have a one-on-one meeting and an expanded meeting where they will be joined by their delegations. The presidents will thrash out plans to deepen interstate relations and to intensify trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian contacts.

“The two heads of state will focus on cooperation in various industries, as well as agriculture, science, education and tourism,” the press service of the Belarusian leader informed.

Aleksandr Lukashenko and Shavkat Mirziyoyev will also discuss the regional and global agenda, Belarus-Uzbekistan interaction in integration organizations and in the international arena.