03 May 2023

The Presidents of Uzbekistan and Germany discussed the current agenda of multifaceted cooperation

On May 3, negotiations between the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier were held at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, the press service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan reports.

At the beginning of the meeting, the head of our state thanked the Federal President for the invitation to pay a visit to Germany and the cordial welcome.

The Presidents noted with satisfaction the unprecedented dynamics in the development of the Uzbek-German multifaceted cooperation. Intensive political, humanitarian and business contacts continue. The parties provide mutual support within the framework of authoritative international institutions, including the United Nations.

A common opinion was expressed on the importance of bringing bilateral relations to a higher level.

The Presidents considered the issues of expanding trade, economic, investment and technological cooperation, and identified priority areas for practical cooperation.

So, in recent years, trade turnover and the number of joint projects have doubled. The volume of German investments in our economy is 5.5 billion euros, including 4 billion euros attracted over the previous few years.

The Presidents welcomed the results of the business events, in which trade contracts and investment technology agreements worth more than 9 billion euros were concluded.

Berlin highly appreciates the efforts of Uzbekistan to ensure stability and prosperity in the Central Asian region.

In this context, Germany expressed its readiness to support regional connectivity projects, including within the framework of the EU Global Gateway Initiative.

Interest was expressed in strengthening partnership in the field of ensuring regional security, countering modern challenges and threats, primarily in the context of the situation in Afghanistan.

The importance of continuing targeted humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people, including using the capabilities of the established infrastructure in the border city of Termez, was emphasized.

Particular attention is paid to the issues of cultural and humanitarian exchange. The leaders welcomed the opening of a unique exhibition of the cultural and historical heritage of Uzbekistan in the city of Berlin.

An agreement was reached on the preparation of a comprehensive program for the study of the German language in Uzbekistan, including by expanding the activities of the Goethe Institute in the regions of our country.

At the end of the meeting, Shavkat Mirziyoyev invited Frank-Walter Steinmeier to pay a visit to our country.