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February 26, 2014

Uzbekistan’s President Travels to Sochi

As it was reported earlier, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov attended the official opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on February 7.

The leader of Uzbekistan was welcomed warmly at the Adler Airport by the leadership of Sochi and representatives of the International Olympic Committee.

Later that day, the head of our state took part in the official opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in the Fisht Stadium located in the complex of the Olympic village specially built for the grand international sporting event.

Fans from across the planet sincerely and cordially greeted the teams of nations participating in the chief winter competitions of the four-year period.

The performance culminated in the setting of the Olympic flame with the involvement of outstanding Russian athletes.

As part of the visit, the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov. During the traditionally friendly and candid conversation, the two sides exchanged views on the current state of multifaceted bilateral relations and discussed the practical aspects of the forthcoming official visit of Uzbekistan’s leader to Turkmenistan.

Within the Sochi events, the head of our state also held a brief meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey. The two sides addressed the current state of bilateral relations and stressed the need in bolstering and consolidating them. The two leaders also touched on other issues of shared interest. The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.