“It is expected that the key issues of further development of Russian-Uzbek strategic partnership, especially in trade, investment, cultural and humanitarian spheres will be discussed during the talks at the highest level. It is also an exchange of views on topical issues of regional security, including the situation in Afghanistan” – the press service of Kremlin says. Following the meeting, it is planned to sign several documents. What it is, the press service did not specify.
During the official visit of Islam Karimov to Russia in November 2005, the presidents of the two countries signed a treaty on allied relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Treaty is aimed at strengthening the international legal principles in alliance leveling, equality, mutual respect of interests. Karimov thanked Putin for the meeting, but expressed the opinion that such communication should be bilateral and regular.
As Valentina Matvienko, the head of the Federation Council the Russian Federation noted during the visit to Tashkent in November last year; Russia ranks first among foreign trade partners of Uzbekistan, about 30% of Uzbekistan’s foreign trade is with Russia. According to Matvienko, for the last five years, Russian companies have invested in the economy of Uzbekistan more than $ 6 billion.