On 23 February President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin, who arrived in our country to take part at the scheduled meeting of the Joint intergovernmental commission on bilateral cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
The Head of our state, welcoming the guest, mentioned with satisfaction the positive dynamics in developing and strengthening Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan relations of a strategic partnership, including in trade-economic spheres.
On 15 February President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kozak, who has arrived in our country to take part at the regular session of the Uzbekistan-Russia intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation.
The Head of our state, welcoming the guest, has underlined the dynamic development and steady reinforcement of strategic partnership relations between Uzbekistan and Russia in many areas, including in commercial and economic spheres.
The parties have emphasised the active and productive implementation of the agreements, reached during the meeting of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in Samarkand on 6 September 2016.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Carolyn Lamm, Chairperson of the Board of the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce, on 1 February.
The head of our state, warmly greeting the guest, underlined that the visit of a large delegation of leading US companies and holding of a joint business forum is a confirmation of a growing mutual interest and endeavour to develop a beneficial trade-economic and investment cooperation between Uzbekistan and the US.
The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce, established over twenty years ago, is an important mechanism for supporting and pushing forward joint programs and projects in different spheres of the economy and has turned into a reliable bridge between the business circles of the two countries.
President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambaev arrived in Samarkand on 24 December with a working visit.
The Uzbek and Kyrgyz people are close neighbours, who have lived throughout ages side by side in peace and accord. Our nations share united history, common cultural and religious values, similar traditions and customs.
In the years of independence Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have carried on developing a traditional cooperation. In recent years the bilateral exchanges have significantly accelerated. The telephone conversations of the heads of state took place, the exchange of delegations at the level of governments and regions were carried out. The public of the two countries have positively assessed the reciprocal visits of the delegations to Andijan and Osh cities.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov on 23 December.
The Head of our state, warmly greeting the guest, once again conveyed congratulations to the leadership and the brotherly nation of Kazakhstan with a significant date- the 25th anniversary of the state independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
It was underlined that the trustworthy and rich in content Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan dialogue, established at present, corresponds to the long-term interests of the brotherly nations, is based on deep historical roots and is dynamically developing practically in all areas of the bilateral interaction.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom Alan Duncan on 16 December.
The Head of our state, warmly greeting the guest, expressed sincere gratitude to the British government for deep condolences and support of the Uzbek people on the grieving days of the death of First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. The tribute of respect to his memory on behalf of the British leadership during a visit of Alan Duncan to Samarkand has been highly acknowledged in Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan considers Great Britain as a country, playing a substantial role in world politics and economy, and attaches a specific significance to steady continuation of mutually beneficial cooperation in political, economic, investment, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres, consolidating interaction in international arena, including on the issues of regional security.
On 29 October 2016 Acting President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev, warmly welcoming the guest, conveyed an earnest gratitude to US President Barak Obama and State Secretary John Kerry for their deep condolences and support to the people of Uzbekistan on the occasion of the death of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. Paying a tribute to his memory during a visit to Samarkand on 28 October is a demonstration of a high respect to our First President and the whole Uzbek nation.