On February 7, 2018, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
During the conversation, the heads of the two states noted with satisfaction that fruitful high-level visit to the Republic of Turkey in October 2017 brought the multifaceted and mutually beneficial cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkey to a qualitatively new level.
The sides thoroughly considered the progress of implementation of specific arrangements and agreements reached on the results of this historic visit, issues of preparation and implementation of major joint projects in trade-economic, investment, technological, banking-financial, transport, tourism and other important spheres.
An agreement was reached on maintaining permanent dialogue and conducting meetings between the governments of the two countries in order to fully implement these agreements in a timely manner, accelerating implementation of important projects.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan highly appreciated the decision taken by Uzbekistan on introducing a visa-free regime for citizens of Turkey for a period of 30 days and expressed sincere gratitude to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The President of Uzbekistan emphasized that this decision is a practical result of agreements reached within the framework of meetings at the highest level. It was noted that its adoption will serve to create new opportunities in trade-economic, investment and tourism spheres, most importantly – further strengthen friendship between the fraternal people, create broad conditions for Turkish citizens to visit Uzbekistan.
The sides exchanged views on international agenda and other current issues.
The President of Uzbekistan invited the delegation of the Republic of Turkey to the international conference on achieving peace in Afghanistan planned to be held in Tashkent in March this year with the goal of ensuring peace, tranquility and sustainable development in the region.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in his turn, highly appreciated this initiative, expressed full support for its implementation and Turkey’s willingness to participate in this event with a high-level delegation.
The heads of the two states reaffirmed their readiness to comprehensively develop and strengthen traditionally friendly and fraternal ties and close cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkey.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev invited the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pay a state visit to our country.