Uzbekistan president to visit Japan

TASHKENT (TCA) — President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay an official visit to Japan on 17-20 December 2019 at the invitation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the president’s official website said.

Talks are due with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso, and the heads of both chambers of the Japanese parliament. The parties are expected to discuss priority areas for the development of Uzbek-Japanese relations, including those projected for the longer term.

The President of Uzbekistan will be received by the Emperor of Japan Naruhito.

The program of the visit also includes meetings with the President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Shinichi Kitaoka, as well as heads of leading industrial and financial institutions of Japan. The talks will serve to boost the cooperation between the business communities of the two countries, and to increase the participation of Japanese companies in the implementation of major investment projects in Uzbekistan.

The Uzbek leader will also visit one of the most important economic centers of Japan, the city of Nagoya, where meetings will take place with Aichi prefecture governor Hideaki Omura, the Nagoya mayor Takashi Kawamura, and the Nagoya University president Seiichi Matsuo, to discuss establishing partnerships between cities and educational institutions.

Meetings and negotiations within the official visit are to produce a joint statement on the enhancement of the strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and Japan, a significant package of bilateral documents to bolster the legal framework for cooperation in the political, trade, economic, investment, customs, tourism and other areas as well as for scientific and technical interaction.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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