Lukashenko arrives in Uzbekistan on official visit
TASHKENT, 12 September (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has arrived in Uzbekistan on an official visit. The aircraft with the Belarusian head of state on board landed at Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport, BelTA informs.
At the airport the Belarusian leader was welcomed by Uzbekistan Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov. On 13 September, the Belarusian head of state will hold talks with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the narrow format and in the extended format with the participation of the delegations. It is expected that the sides will focus on the expansion of trade and economic cooperation, development of industrial cooperation and opening of assembly plants to produce in-demand equipment in Uzbekistan.
The sides will also discuss the enhancement of interaction in other areas, from manufacturing to agriculture, humanitarian field and tourism. They will pay special attention to the development of regional cooperation as an efficient instrument for bolstering trade and economic ties. The presidents are expected discuss topical issues on the regional and international agendas. After the talks the sides are expected to sign a package of bilateral documents on the expansion of cooperation across the board. The heads of state plan to visit the Belarusian-Uzbek enterprise Amkodor-Agrotekhmash and the exposition of Belarusians manufacturers Made in Belarus. Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport is the biggest aviation enterprise in Central Asia. Uzbekistan Airways operates regular Tashkent-Minsk-Tashkent flights twice a week since 2015.