Seoul, November 24. Special correspondent of UzA Abu Bakir Urozov reports.
On November 24, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, in Seoul.
At the meeting, held in the spirit of a sincere and open exchange of views, the Head of our state recalled fruitful joint projects between Uzbekistan and the UN that were implemented during the period of activity of Ban Ki-moon as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Ban Ki-moon highly appreciated the state visit of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of Korea and noted that this will become an important step towards further development of cooperation of the two countries based on traditional friendship and mutual trust.
The relevance of the issues raised at the international conference on “Central Asia: one past and a common future, cooperation for sustainable development and mutual prosperity” held in Tashkent on November 10 this year, the importance of initiatives of Uzbekistan for transforming the Central Asia into a stable, economically developed and prosperous region were noted.
Ban Ki-moon expressed gratitude to Shavkat Mirziyoyev for his contribution to strengthening Uzbekistan – South Korea relations.