Meeting with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev

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Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting prior to the CIS summit in Bishkek to outline steps to intensify bilateral relations with a focus on key areas of cooperation.

It was noted that trade is on the up, but its growth potential is much bigger. In this regard, governments should take the next step to build on positive momentum. It is important to expand and scale up economic cooperation. Uzbekistan is interested in Belarusian technologies in various sectors, primarily manufacturing.

Aleksandr Lukashenko and Shavkat Mirziyoyev thrashed out cooperation plans and discussed preparations for the upcoming visit of the President of Belarus to Uzbekistan.

It was agreed to hold a meeting of the intergovernmental commission in the late November - early December. The commission is expected to break down the tasks and identify additional points of growth in bilateral cooperation.

Interregional contacts are also important. Shavkat Mirziyoyev proposed drawing up a schedule for the 2024 regional agenda.

The Presidents also touched upon youth policy and cooperation in the humanitarian sphere.

Aleksandr Lukashenko and Shavkat Mirziyoyev discussed in detail the international agenda - the situation in the world, hot spots, and developments in the region.

The two leaders described their meeting as an opportunity to lay a foundation for a more vibrant cooperation in the future.