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Uzbek-Indian strategic partnership reaches a qualitatively new, higher level
On October 1, 2018, the ceremony of the official meeting of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev took place at the palace of the President of India “Rashtrapati Bhavan”.
A guard of honor was lined up in honor of the distinguished guest. National anthems of Uzbekistan and India have sounded. President of Uzbekistan passed the guard of honor.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev briefed the mass media of Uzbekistan and India.
President of Uzbekistan expressed gratitude to the President and the Prime Minister of India for the invitation and noted that people of the two countries are linked by historical ties and similar traditions.
Today, India is a global power with one of the world’s leading economies. The country is rapidly developing, acquiring a new look. We highly appreciate the current dynamics of Uzbekistan – India relations, which have intensified as a result of our high-level meetings. I am sure that this visit and our fruitful negotiations will bring our strategic partnership to a new level, said the President of Uzbekistan.
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After the official welcoming ceremony, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the Raj Ghat memorial in New Delhi and laid a wreath at the eternal flame in memory of the national hero of India’s people, Mahatma Gandhi.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an eminent freedom activist and an influential political leader who played a dominant role in India’s struggle for independence. He became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India. Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, October 2, is celebrated every year as a national holiday in the country.
This memorial complex was built as an expression of respect for his services to people of India.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev laid flowers at the memorial complex of the great state and political figure, paid a tribute to his bright memory.
The Head of the state left a note in the Book of honored guests of the complex.
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The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Hyderabad House of the Prime Minister of the Republic of India Narendra Modi. The Head of the state held a meeting with the Prime Minister of India.
As it was noted at the meeting, Uzbek and Indian people’s history is common and solid foundation of relations is created between the two countries. The Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership, signed in May 2011, contributes to further develop mutually beneficial cooperation.
Uzbekistan and India support each other’s initiatives on the international arena, including within the framework of the UN and the SCO. Positions of the parties on relevant regional and international issues are also similar.
Issues of development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and India in political, economic, investment, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres were discussed at the meeting. Views were exchanged on the international and regional agenda.
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President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi continued negotiations in an extended format.
This has been reported by the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
India is one of the most populous countries with huge economic opportunities and developed industry. It is in the sixth place in terms of gross domestic product. It takes the leading positions in innovations, high technologies, programming, healthcare and services. India’s experience and technologies are important for Uzbekistan, which pays great attention to development of these spheres. Dynamically developing, and supporting investors Uzbekistan is a promising partner for India.
New opportunities for bilateral cooperation in trade-economic, investment, high technologies, medicine, pharmaceuticals, tourism and other spheres were discussed during the negotiations.
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Documents exchange ceremony took place following the high-level Uzbekistan – India negotiations.
Joint Statement of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the Prime Minister of the Republic of India Narendra Modi was adopted.
During the visit, 20 documents were signed on development of cooperation in tourism, pharmaceuticals, science, technologies and innovations, justice, healthcare and medical science, agriculture, using outer space for peaceful purposes and other areas.
Agreements signed on establishing Uzbekistan – India Business Council, cooperation between Andijan region and Gujarat state, the cities of Samarkand and Agra, organization of a free pharmaceutical zone in Andijan city are of particular importance.
At the meeting with the mass media representatives, Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Narendra Modi noted that the negotiations were held in the spirit of mutual understanding and respect, concrete results have been achieved on the discussed issues, the reached agreements will serve to bring cooperation between Uzbekistan and India to a new, historic stage.
The state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Republic of India continues.
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The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the External Affairs Minister of the Republic of India Sushma Swaraj, at the residence allocated for him in New Delhi.
The President of Uzbekistan noted with deep satisfaction the dynamic development of friendship and strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and India.
Meetings held this year, and delegations’ exchange that serve to further strengthen interstate cooperation was highly appreciated.
The Head of the state noted the great merit of Sushma Swaraj in this promising high-level visit. The President emphasized that the high-level meetings will serve to open a new chapter in Uzbekistan – India relations based on historical ties of centuries-old friendship and bring bilateral cooperation to a higher level.
At the meeting attention was paid to issues of further expansion of cooperation between the two countries in trade-economic, scientific-technical, investment, innovation and cultural-humanitarian spheres.
The sides exchanged views on current issues of international and regional agenda of mutual interest to be discussed at the highest level negotiations.
The state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to India continues.
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The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Vice President of the Republic of India, Rajya Sabha (Parliament of India) Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, at the residence allocated for him in New Delhi, the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan reports.
Various aspects of bilateral relations development, strengthening legal bases of cooperation between the two countries were discussed at the meeting.
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The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with the President of the Republic of India Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan palace.