Uzbekistan president to visit South Korea

TASHKENT (TCA) — On November 22-25, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay a state visit to the Republic of Korea at the invitation of President Moon Jae-in, the press service of the Uzbek president said.

During the high-level negotiations, it is planned to discuss a wide range of issues on bilateral agenda, prospects for further development of interstate relations in political, trade, economic, financial, investment, scientific, technical, cultural, humanitarian, and other spheres, and exchange views on regional and international issues, the press service said.

The Uzbek president will also meet with the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, will take part in Uzbekistan–South Korea business forum with participation of heads of leading economic and financial structures of the two countries.

The visit is expected to conclude with the adoption of a Joint Statement on comprehensive deepening of the strategic partnership by the Presidents of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea, as well as signing of significant intergovernmental and interdepartmental documents, commercial agreements and contracts providing for strengthening and expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields, the president’s press service said.

Uzbekistan is the largest beneficiary of South Korean investments today. South Korea has invested in Uzbekistan’s first solar energy project — a $300-million joint venture based in Samarkand, and in the country’s natural gas and chemical sectors.

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