- 2017 year - the Year of Dialogue with the People and Human Interests
- The Strategy of Actions on Further Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan
- Chairmanship of Uzbekistan in the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC
- Central Asia - the priority of foreign policy of Uzbekistan
- Problems of water resources in the Central Asia
- Events at Uzbekistan's overseas missions
- Bilateral relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan with American countries
- On Cooperation of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the countries of Europe
- Cooperation of the Republic of Uzbekistan with Near East, Middle East and African countries
- Cooperation of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the CIS countries and Georgia
- Cooperation of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the countries of the Asia and the Pacific
Cooperation of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the CIS countries and Georgia
Uzbek-Kazakh relations have been developing dynamically. Kazakhstan is among of the important trade partners of Uzbekistan. Significant part of Uzbekistan’s foreign trade with Central Asian countries goes to Kazakhstan. In 2016 the trade turnover reached the amount of $2 032,5 million.
However, there is significant unclaimed potential for further development of bilateral trade between the two countries.
Close bilateral interaction with Kazakhstan certainly promotes stability in Central Asia and helps to resolve the outstanding problems of regional security.
Since 1991 the President of Uzbekistan has paid 10 visits to Kazakhstan and the President of Kazakhstan has paid 11 visits to Uzbekistan.
Uzbek-Kyrgyz relations are characterized by progressive implementation of the reached agreements in the sphere of bilateral cooperation on the basis of equality and respect of each other’s core interests.
Maintaining the mutual understanding and stable relations between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as the implementation of beneficial and promising projects meet the interests of both countries.
Since 1991 the First President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov has paid 2 visits to Kyrgyzstan (16.01.1994 and 26-27.09.2000) and the President of Kyrgyzstan has paid 4 visits to Uzbekistan (in 1992, 1996, 1998 and 2006). In 2007 and 2013, the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov visited Bishkek to attend the SCO summit.
Since 1996 Intergovernmental commission on bilateral cooperation has been functioning between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Seven meetings have been held so far. The last one was held on December 28, 2009 in Tashkent.
In 2016 the trade turnover reached the amount of $169,3 million.
Agreements reached at the top level established a strong basis for further expending of mutually beneficial Uzbek-Turkmen relations, which are characterized by high-levels of bilateral cooperation. There are strong friendly relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, the level of cooperation is advancing steadily in political, trade-economic, scientific and technical, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
Since 1991 21 high level meetings between the Leaders of both countries have taken place. The Presidents of Uzbekistan have paid 10 visits to Turkmenistan and the President of Turkmenistan has paid 11 visits to Uzbekistan.
The scale of economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan has been enhancing steadily. The trade turnover dynamically increases and in 2016 reached the amount of $213 million.
The interaction of two countries in hydrocarbon industry has been dynamically advancing. The implementation of the project on establishing of the transnational Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China pipeline serves to diversify the transportation routes of important strategic resources.
Transport and communications constitute another vital dimension of economic cooperation. The implementation of the project on establishing Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman transport corridor will serve to allow for colossal opportunities in further bolstering of trade and economic relationships and to lift up the volumes of international transit cargo.
The bilateral cooperation in cultural and humanitarian sphere is also an important issue. Culture and arts representatives of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have regularly attended festivals, exhibitions and forums of the two countries.
Uzbekistan is interested in development of mutually beneficial cooperation with Tajikistan in trade-economic and humanitarian spheres, as well as on fighting against threats to regional security and holding stability in the region.
In June 2000 The First President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov paid a state visit to Tajikistan. In September 2014, The First President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov visited Dushanbe to attend the meeting of the SCO CHS.
In January 1998 and December 2001 the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon paid an official visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation was established between the countries. Four meetings have been held in Dushanbe so far: the first – on August 22, 2002, the latter on February 18, 2009, the third and the fourth – on June 23, 2015 and on December 28, 2016, in Tashkent.
Maintaining constructive and open dialogue between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan is the important condition of ensuring regional security and stable development of the region.
In 2016 the trade turnover reached the amount of $196,8 million.
Russian Federation recognized the independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan on 20 March, 1992. On the same day diplomatic relations between two countries were officially established.
Cooperation between two countries is developing on the basis of the Treaty on strategic partnership (2004) and the Treaty on allied relations (2005).
The First President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on the invitation of President of Russia V.Putin arrived with an official visit in Moscow on 14-15 April 2013. During this visit Governments of Uzbekistan and Russia signed the Program of Economic cooperation for the period of 2013-2017. On November 12-13, 2013 Russian Federal Assembly President V.Matvienko paid an official visit to Uzbekistan. During the visit Mrs.Matvienko conducted negotiations with the Head of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan I.Sabirov and Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis D.Tashmuhamedova. On the 10th of April 2014 President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin arrived with an official visit to Tashkent.
Bilateral trade and economic relations with Russian Federation are developing dynamically. Russia secures the first place in the foreign trade of Uzbekistan. In 2016 the trade turnover reached the amount of $4.2 billion.
Bilateral relations with Azerbaijan are of strategic character.
Since 1991 the President of Uzbekistan paid 3 visits to Azerbaijan and the President of Azerbaijan paid 3 visits to Uzbekistan.
Important agreements have been reached during these visits. Several documents (the Agreement on cooperation in the sphere of environment protection, On cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies, On measures for further deepening of cooperation in the field of railway transportation and development of the combined transportation, On cooperation and exchange of information in the sphere of taxation, on mutual protection of confidential information, On humanitarian cooperation and On further measures for the development of trade-economic, scientific and technical cooperation) were signed.
In 2016 the trade turnover reached the amount of $21,2 million.
Ukraine is one of the largest foreign trade partners of Uzbekistan as well. Bilateral relations between two countries are based on 142 treaties and agreements, which encompass various spheres.
Since 1991 the President of Uzbekistan has paid 6 visits to the Ukraine and the President of the Ukraine has paid 4 visits to Uzbekistan.
In 2016 the trade turnover reached the amount of $254,1 million.
Uzbekistan attaches importance to strengthening the cooperation with Belarus. Documents of bilateral cooperation include the Agreement on economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Belarus for the years 2008-2017, and the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of Belarus on cooperation in the sphere of struggling against crime, the Agreement between the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus on cooperation in the sphere of preventing emergencies and mitigating their consequences.
In December 1994 the President of Belarus A.Lukashenko paid an official visit to Uzbekistan. In October 2014 in Minsk in the network of the meeting of Head of CIS counties was held bilateral meeting of the First President of Uzbekistan I.A.Karimov with the President of Belarus A.Lukashenko, in which basis question for further widening of mutually beneficial relations was discussed.
The fourth meeting of Intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Belarus was held on March 11-12, 2015 in Tashkent.
In 2016 the total trade turnover reached the amount of $113,4 million.
Bilateral cooperation with Armenia and Moldova is developing within the CIS and other regional and international organizations.
On 30-31 March 1995 the President of Uzbekistan I.A.Karimov paid a state visit to Moldova and the President of Moldova P.Luchinski paid an official visit to Uzbekistan on 17-18 December 1998.
Georgia is one of the important foreign trade partners of Uzbekistan.
The main document, which regulates relations between two countries, is the Agreement between Uzbekistan and Georgia on friendship and cooperation, signed in Tashkent in September 4, 1995.
The issues of bilateral economic relations are regulated by the common intergovernmental commission between two states on economic cooperation, the 7th meeting of which was held in December 20, 2014 in Tashkent.
In 2016 the total trade turnover reached the amount of $90,8 million.