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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan
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Topical issues


Cooperation of the Republic of Uzbekistan with Near East, Middle East and African countries

Uzbekistan-Bangladesh relations

People’s Republic of Bangladesh recognized the independence of Uzbekistan on December 30, 1991. The diplomatic relations were established on October 15, 1992.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Mr. A.Kamilov paid the first official visit to Bangladesh in February 1998. The visit of Bangladeshi former Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Abdus Samad Azad to Uzbekistan took place in July 2000.

Uzbekistan and Bangladesh have common or similar approach to the main global and regional problems.

According to the Intergovernmental Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation most favored nation treatment established between the two countries.

In 2014 trade turnover between the two countries was $87.3 million.

The Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade of Uzbekistan accredited Bangladeshi company «Royal Inspection International Ltd.», working in the field of raw cotton quality control.

There are 10 companies with the Bangladeshi capital, including one enterprise with 100 percent foreign capital in Uzbekistan. The main activities of the enterprises with the Bangladeshi capital are garment industry, services, production of electrical appliances, retail, real estate, etc.

On May 5-7, 2012, Tashkent hosted the 1st session of the Uzbek-Bangladesh Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation. Bangladeshi delegation led by Deputy Minister of Commerce Mr. Mohammad Ghulam Hussain.

On October 3-8, 2013, the delegation led by Deputy Minister of Commerce Mr. Mahbub Ahmed visited Tashkent and held fruitful talks and meetings in a number of ministries, departments and enterprises of Uzbekistan.

On April 24-25, 2014, the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan led by the Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade H.E. Mr. Elyor Ganiev visited Bangladesh. In the framework of this visit a regular meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation were held.

Uzbek-Indian relations

India recognized the independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan on December 26, 1991. Diplomatic relations between two states were established on March 18, 1992 by signing a protocol.

On April 25-26, 2006 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh officially visited Uzbekistan.

To date, there were five visits of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov to India. During the last state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan I.A.Karimov to India on May 2011, the sides adopted Joint Statement, signed interdepartmental agreements on cooperation in various fields (32 documents).

On May 21-24, 2013 the Vice-President of India Mr.H.Ansari visited Uzbekistan.

Beginning from August 1997, ministerial political consultations at the level of deputy foreign ministers were held on regular basis.

In accordance with the signed agreements on trade and economic cooperation between the two countries established preferential treatment in mutual trade.

In 2014 trade turnover between the two countries was $315.9 million.

Representatives of 18 Indian companies and institutions, operating in the production and sale of pharmaceutical products, accredited in the Ministry of Foreign Economic relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

At present, 70 enterprises with the participation of Indian capital, including 12 enterprises with 100% foreign capital, established in Uzbekistan.

One of the tool on the expansion of cultural ties between two countries is considered the friendship society "Uzbekistan-India", functioning since 1991.

Indian masters of folk music regularly participate in the International musical festival "Sharq taronalari" in Samarkand.

Uzbek-Afghan relations and the contribution of Uzbekistan in the reconstruction of socio-economic infrastructure of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

In the political sphere

Diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRA) established in October 1992.

The President of Afghanistan has visited the Republic of Uzbekistan twice. The last visit took place on the framework of the Summit of the Council of Heads of SCO member states, organized in June 2010 in Tashkent.

In the economic field

December 16, 2002 the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in order to ensure effective international assistance to Afghanistan, adopted a resolution on opening the bridge «Hairaton» on the Uzbek-Afghan border, which is considered practically the only rail link with Afghanistan.

At the end of 2010 began the practical implementation of agreements on transit of nonmilitary cargo of U.S. and NATO through Uzbekistan to Afghanistan.

Since the beginning of 2002 was restored the electricity supply to Afghanistan.

After commissioning in 2010 EPL-220 "Hairaton - Puli Khumri - Kabul," began to flow the electricity of Uzbekistan to the capital of the IRA. Taking into account the capabilities of Afghan side, volumes of supplies of electricity to Afghanistan were increased from 150 to 300 mW.

In order to restore the infrastructure of Afghanistan, according to the initiative of the Uzbek side on 17-18 June 2003 during the official visit of President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov to Tehran among Uzbekistan, Iran and Afghanistan signed a trilateral agreement on the establishment of the International Trans-Afghan corridor.

November 20, 2008 among ADB, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan signed a Memorandum of railway construction "Hairatan - Mazar-e Sharif." Construction was completed in November 2010, in 7 months and 15 days, ahead of schedule, under the contract, for 130 days.

Ready-built railroad has a length of 106.5 km, the length of the main ways is equal to 75 km, the capacity of the road is 8 pairs of trains per day or more than 9 million tons of cargo per year. In the network of project has built two stations, two crossroads, container yard at the station of Mazari-Sharif, and also carried out a modernization of the existing station Hairaton.

In August of 2011 SJC "Uzbekistan Railways" and the Afghan government signed a three-year contract on the operation of the railway "Hairatan-Mazare-Sharif." Since February, 2012 this railroad line began operating.

At the instance of the Afghan Government, Uzbekistan constructed 11 bridges and crossings on the road plot of Mazare Sharif, Kabul. Data communication facilities at the initial stage of the process of economic recovery of IRA provided uninterrupted communication between the north and center of the country.

In 2008 launched active interaction between Uzbekistan and the Afghanistan in the field of fiber - optic communication.

Official opening ceremony of the line fiber-optic networks connecting the Uzbekistan and the Afghanistan was held on 7-9 July, 2009 in Hayraton.

In July 2007, the parties in an effort to expand bilateral cooperation in Tashkent hosted the first meeting of the Uzbek-Afghan Intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation.

In the first quarter of 2010 in Mazari-Sharif opened distribution center CJSC "GM Uzbekistan" in collaboration with the Afghan company "Asia trading."

In 2014 volume of trade between two countries amounted to $ 600.9 million ($ 600.1 million, exports and imports of $ 0.8 million)

Nowadays there are 122 enterprises with participation of Afghan businessmen in Uzbekistan. Of these, 39 - with 100% foreign capital.

In 2015 Tashkent hosted the first Joint Session of uzbek-afghan work commission in sphere of trade, transport and energy. The parties eventually signed Joint protocol on interested spheres.

Uzbek-Iranian relations

Islamic Republic of Iran recognized the independence of Uzbekistan in 25 December 1991. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on May 10, 1992. Diplomatic mission of Iran started its activities in Tashkent in November 1992, the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Tehran opened in May 1995.

The dynamics of Uzbek- Iranian relations give evidence of the stable nature of bilateral cooperation. Both countries possess significant political and economic potential, wide transport and communications and transit opportunities.

In June of 2015 in Tashkent there was held the 11th session of the Uzbek-Iranian intergovernmental commission on trade-economic and scientific-technical cooperation.

By the end of 2014 trade turnover between the countries amounted to $374.9 mln., of which accounted for exports $317.8 mln, imports - $57.0 mln.

Today there are 116 joint ventures with Iranian investors’ participation operating in Uzbekistan, 19 of them with 100% Iranian capital.

The most promising direction of the Uzbek-Iranian economic cooperation is the transport sphere.

In 25th of April 2011 in Ashgabad on quadripartite meeting of the Foreign Ministers there was signed an agreement on establishing a transport rail corridor Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan – Iran - Oman.

The two countries maintain relationships in the fields of culture and sport as well. Musical and folklore bands from Iran are regular participants of the International Music Festival “Sharq taronalari”, traditionally held in Samarkand.

Sports teams of the two countries are taking part in various international competitions held in Uzbekistan and Iran.

Uzbek-Kuwaiti relations

The State of Kuwait recognized the independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan on December 30, 1991.

Diplomatic relations between countries were established in July 1994.

In 2001 the Embassy of the State of Kuwait had been opened in Tashkent.

The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the State of Kuwait has been operating since November 2004.

The official visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov to the State of Kuwait on January 19-20, 2004, gave a significant impetus to the development of relations between two countries. During this visit a legal framework for further strengthening of bilateral relations was created.

In July, 2008, Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah paid an official visit to Uzbekistan, during which the two sides signed a number of documents on strengthening the Uzbek-Kuwaiti relations and intensification of trade, economic and investment cooperation.

On May 27, 2015, on the sidelines of 42nd session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation held in Kuwait-City, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov had a meeting with First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah.

During this meeting the parties discussed the current state and priority directions of further development of bilateral relations between Uzbekistan and Kuwait.

Over the years, close cooperation has been established between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED). So far together with the KFAED several major projects aimed at improving water supply, transport infrastructure and development of the health services in Uzbekistan were completed.

On May 22-23, 2006, and May 27, 2009, Kuwait hosted the presentations of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimovs’ books named "The Uzbek people will never depend on enibody" and "High spirituality is an invincible force", published in Arabic.

The international conference "Contribution of Uzbekistan to development of Islamic civilization" held in 2007 was attended by Minister of Justice, Waqf and Islamic Affairs of Kuwait Abdullah al-Ma’tuk and Minister of Education and Higher Education of Kuwait Nuria Al-Sabih.

Kuwaiti musical groups are regular participants of International music festival "Sharq taronalari" held in Samarkand. In 2007 Kuwaiti representatives have won the Grand Prix.

Representatives of the State of Kuwait also were among participants of the international conference "Preparing an educated and intellectually developed generation as a key condition for sustainable development and modernization of the country", held on February 16-17, 2012, in Tashkent.

Uzbek-Oman relations

In the political sphere

The Sultanate of Oman has recognized the state independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan in December 1991. Diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and Oman established in April 1992.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov has visited the Sultanate of Oman in October 2009, during which signed 19 bilateral documents.

In April 2010 the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman opened in Tashkent.

In May 2010 the delegation headed by the Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman Yusuf bin Alawi visited to the Republic of Uzbekistan. In the framework of the visit, political consultations also held between foreign ministries of both countries.

In October 2012 the delegation of Oman headed by the General Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Badr bin Hamad al Busaidi visited to Uzbekistan.

In November 2013 the delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan visited to Oman, during which held political consultations between the foreign Ministries of two countries.

On August 6, 2014 the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov, took part in the quadripartite ministerial meeting on the creation of transport corridor Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan - Iran - Oman in Muscat city (Sultanate of Oman). Within the frame of the ministerial meeting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of the Sultan of Oman, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah.

In the course of the talks a wide range of issues of Uzbek-Omani agenda, as well as some international and regional issues were scrutinized.

In the economic sphere

Between the National Bank of Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan and «Bank of Muscat», «National Bank of Oman», «Oman International Bank» signed a memorandum on mutual cooperation.

During the visit of Minister of Trade and Industry of Oman Maqbool bin Ali Sultan (2010y.) have signed six agreements and memorandums.

In March 2013 the delegation of Oman headed by the General Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Badr bin Hamad al Busaidi visited to Uzbekistan, during which held meetings of Uzbek-Oman governmental commission and of the Business Council.

In the period of September 22-24, 2014, the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by the Minister of MFERIT E.Ganiev paid a visit to Oman, where held meetings at the Foreign Ministry and the Cabinet of Ministers, and held The Second meeting of the Uzbek-Omani intergovernmental commission (IGC). As a result of the meetings was signed the final protocol of the 2nd meeting of IGC.

In the cultural sphere

In recent years cooperation between Uzbekistan and Oman in the cultural sphere is actively developing. In particular, in the period of 2008-2013 organized visits of:

- Minister of Education of Oman Yahya bin Saud al-Sulaymi;

- Minister of Higher Education of the Sultanate Raviya al-Busaidi;

- Minister of National Economy of Oman Ahmed Macki;

- Uzbek delegation headed by Minister of Education A.Marahimov;

- Oman delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Education of the Sultanat Saud Al-Baloushi;

- Uzbek delegation headed by President of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan Sh.Salihov.

During the period of September 9-19, 2014, Tashkent hosted the exhibition "far and near Oman", organized by the National Office of the documents and archives of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Sultanate of Oman.

The representatives of Uzbekistan participated in the International festival "Muscat 2015".

The representatives of Oman actively participated on a regular basis in the International Music Festival "Sharq taronalari".

Uzbek-Saudi relations

In the political sphere

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recognized the independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan in December 1991. Diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia established in February 1992.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov has visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in April 1992.

In November 1992 in Jeddah was opened the General Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In 1995 the Embassy of Uzbekistan opened in Riyadh. In 1997 the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has opened in Tashkent.

The cooperation between Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia in the direction of foreign ministries is actively developing. There is the exchange of delegations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the level of deputy foreign ministers of both countries. The next round of the Uzbek-Saudi political consultations between foreign ministries of two countries was held in Riyadh.

In April 2012 the Saudi delegation headed by Chairman of the Advisory Council (parliament) Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh visited Uzbekistan.

In July 2012 the Saudi delegation headed by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Nizar bin Obaid Madani visited Uzbekistan, during which held political consultations between the foreign Ministries of two countries.

On April 28, 2014 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Yusuf bin al-Tarad Sadun.

They discussed the state and prospects of further development of bilateral relations in political, trade-economic, investment and other fields, as well as issues of interaction within international and regional organizations.

In the course of the meeting also the proposals for the next meeting of the intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation were reviewed.

On May 13, 2014 in Riyadh in the frame of the participation of the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the 1st session of the Economic Forum "The Arab League - Central Asia and Azerbaijan" was held a meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saud al-Faisal.

On May , 2015, on the sidelines of 42nd session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation held in Kuwait-City, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov had a meeting with Foreign minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Adil bin Ahmed al-Jubeyra.

During the conversation the state and priority directions of further development of bilateral relations were discussed.

In the trade-economic sphere

In June 2011 in Tashkent was held the 3rd meeting of Uzbek-Saudi governmental commission, during which organized business forum and signed appropriate protocol and agreement on reciprocal promotion of investments.

At the present time two projects is being implemented through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) in the sphere of development of irrigation systems and schools.

In June 2011 in Jeddah signed agreement between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the SFD on the financing of the project on reconstruction of the highway of "Husar-Chim-Kukdala".

In February 2013 the Business delegation of the Chamber of Commerce and industry of Suadi Arabia visited to Uzbekistan, during which held the Uzbek-Saudi business forum.

In May 2013 the Saudi delegation headed by Minister of finance Ibrahim Al-Assaf visited to Uzbekistan.

In the period of 26-29 October, 2014, a delegation of the Saudi Fund for Development paid a visit to Tashkent to attend a meeting of the "round table" with the participation of members of the Arab Coordination Group. The delegation also met with the First Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Between 14-18 April, 2015, the visit of the Uzbek delegation headed by First Deputy Minister of Finance of Uzbekistan was held to Riyadh in order to attend talks with representatives of the Saudi Fund for Development on the project "Construction of housing in rural areas.

In the cultural sphere

The cooperation between Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia in the cultural sphere is actively developing. In particular, in 2011:

- the delegation of Uzbekistan participated at the International Book Fair in Riyadh;

- organized the Days of Culture of Uzbekistan in Riyadh and Jeddah;

- visit of the Saudi delegation headed by the rector of Islamic University of Medina Mohammed al-Tamimi;

- representatives of Uzbekistan participated in the international conference on the occasion of the announcement Medina city – the capital of Islamic culture in 2013;

- representatives of national instruments and musicians of Saudi Arabia attended the 9th International Music Festival "Sharq taronalari";

- 11 thousand pilgrims of Uzbekistan visited Saudi Arabia for Umrah and Hajj.

Uzbekistan-Israel relations

The State of Israel recognized Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan on December 25, 1991. The diplomatic relations between two states were established on February 21, 1992.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan visited the State of Israel by state visit on September 14-16, 1998.

On July 1994 Minister of Foreign Affairs of The State of Israel Mr. Shimon Peres paid an official visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan and in April 1997 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr.Abdulaziz Kamilov visited the State of Israel.

In subsequent years different ministers of the State of Israel visited the Republic of Uzbekistan, such as – Minister of Industry and Trade Mr.Natan Sharanski, Minister of National Infrastructure Mr.Avigdor Liberman, Minister of Education Mr. Gideon Saar and etc.

On August 2007 the parliamentary delegation of Israel headed by Deputy Speaker of Knesset Mr. Amnon Cohen visited Tashkent.

Delegations headed by Deputy Director Generals of MFA of Israel Mr. Pinhas Avivi and Mrs. Anna Azari visited Uzbekistan on 2010 and 2012 and held political consultations and negotiations in MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

On May 2014 the next round of political consultations between Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan and Israel was held in Tel-Aviv. For this purpose Uzbek delegation headed by First Deputy Minister Mr. Dilyor Hakimov visited Israel. During the visit Uzbek delegation met Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr.Avigdor Lieberman, Minister of tourism Mr. U.Landau and Speaker of Knesset Mr.Y.Edelshtein.

Israel supported the position of the Republic of Uzbekistan during discussions of its National Report on the frames of 45th session of UN Committee on the Elimination of Discriminations against Women (CEDEW) on January 2013, nomination of the Republic of Uzbekistan on elections to UN World Tourist Organization on October 2011, the position of Uzbekistan during 101th session of the International Labor Conference in Geneva on June-July 2012.

Volume of bilateral trade turnover in 2014 amounted $68.1 mln. (export $17.7 mln., import 50.4 mln.).

Currently 3 Israeli companies accredited their representative offices in the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Trade and Investments of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 37 companies, operating in Uzbekistan, established with participation of Israeli capital, 6 of them with 100% of foreign capital. These companies are operating in production of consumer goods, chemical and pharmaceutical production.

Representatives of the State of Israel are regularly taking part in International musical festival «Sharq taronalari» and won different prizes.

The Youth Theatre of Uzbekistan and Israeli theatre Zero during 2010-2011 realized the joint project and presented performances «Fiddler on the roof» and «Bewitched tailor» based on stories of Israeli writer Shalom Aleyhem.

On September 2012 in concert hall Turkistan in Tashkent were organized performances of Israeli dancing ballet group under the guidance of Valery Panov, dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and Israel.

During 2004-2013 more than 300 Uzbek specialists attended different courses of training and retraining in Israel and several thousands participated such courses organized in Uzbekistan by Centers of International Cooperation «MASHAV» at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and «CINADCO» at Ministry of Agriculture of the State of Israel.

In October 2011 and 2012, with the assistance of Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Center for International Cooperation, «MASHAV» organized a visit to Uzbekistan (Tashkent, Urgench) group of Israeli ophthalmologists.

Specialists of Israeli clinic Hadassah visited Uzbekistan on September 2012. During the visit were organized a series of lectures on topical issues of medicine, consultations and examinations of patients.

Uzbekistan-United Arab Emirates relations

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates established in October 1992.

In 1992 the General Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan began its activity in Dubai. In 2007 the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in UAE opened in Abu Dhabi.

In June 2004 the government of UAE has decided to open a General Consulate in Uzbekistan. In June 2010 the General Consulate of the UAE in Tashkent was converted to the Embassy. At the present time, Muhammad al-Muhayribi is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the UAE to Uzbekistan.

In March 2008 the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov visited UAE, during which 28 governmental and departmental documents were signed.

Expansion of trade and economic cooperation is a key priority of the Uzbek-UAE relations.

In 2014 the volume of trade turnover between Uzbekistan and UAE totaled $120.2 million, of which export - $72.4 million, import - $47.8 million.

Uzbekistan'’s main exports consist of raw cotton fiber, silk, agricultural products and services, import from the UAE consists of mechanical and electrical equipment, foodstuffs, furniture, vehicles, clothing and sport equipments.

At the present time 85 companies, created with the capital of UAE are carrying out there activity in Uzbekistan, 35 of which are wholly owned companies with UAE capital.

In May 2008 the Minister of Foreign Trade of UAE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi visited Tashkent, during which the First Meeting of the uzbek-emirates Intergovernmental Commission was held and organized a business forum with participation of representatives of business circles of the UAE.

In the period of March 1-3, 2015 a delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by the Minister of MFERIT E.Ganievev paid a visit to the UAE, where held the Second Meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic cooperation with the UAE.

In recent years cooperation between Uzbekistan and the UAE in the cultural sphere is actively developing. In particular, during the period of 2008-2011 the representatives of two sides have taken part in the following forums:

- the delegation of UAE participated in the international conference «Historical heritage of the scientists and philosophers of the medieval East, its role and importance for the modern civilization», which was held May 15 - 16, 2014 in Samarkand;

- Deputy head of the company «Al Ghurair Resources» A.Moinetdin participated in the international conference «About main food programme implementation of reserves in Uzbekistan» held June 5-6, 2014. in Tashkent;

- meeting of the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Fund Mohammed al-Suwaidi during the Annual Meeting of the IDB;

- the representatives of «Uzbektourism» participated in the Summit of the World Council of Travel and Tourism, which was held in Dubai;

- Uzbek delegation participated in the International Book Fair, which was held in Abu Dhabi;

- The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan hosted the international scientific-practical conference «The restoration of manuscripts and publications», organized jointly with the Center for Culture and Heritage Juma al-Majid (UAE).

The representatives of UAE are actively participating in the International Music Festival «Sharq taronalari».

- delegations from the United Arab Emirates (5 persons) attended as the international observers in the elections to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2014, as well as in the presidential elections in 2015.

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