As it was reported earlier, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov took part in the regular summit meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization on September 11-12 in Dushanbe.
In Tajikistan’s capital city, the head of our state held a range of important bilateral talks on September 11 with the leaders of Iran, Tajikistan and Russia.
Thus, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan met with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani who had arrived in Dushanbe to attend the summit as the head of an observer nation in the SCO. The two sides discussed the current state of bilateral relations across a variety of spheres and exchanged views on their further development.
The two Presidents stressed the necessity of steadfast advancement of cooperation between our two nations, of consolidation of mutually advantageous ties in the trade and economic realm.
On the same day, the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. The heads of two states swapped views on diverse issues on the bilateral and regional agenda.
Later the day, President Islam Karimov held talks with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
Relations between Uzbekistan and Russia are currently characterized as mutually beneficial. The two sides have been consistently expanding the trade and economic partnership.
Islam Karimov and Vladimir Putin underscored the importance of regular exchange of views between the two countries.
The SCO summit meeting took place on 12 September.
A contracted session of SCO member nations was attended by Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, Xi Jinping of China, Vladimir Putin of Russia, Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, Nursultan Nazarbaev of Kazakhstan and Almazbek Atambaev of Kyrgyzstan.
The discussion of issues on the summit agenda continued later at an extended session when the heads of member states were joined by officials of observer nations, of a number of international and regional organizations, as well as honorable guests.
In his speech, President Islam Karimov expounded on the developments in Afghanistan, the current trends in the world economy and shared his views regarding the resolution of the crisis in Ukraine.
The SCO summit served as a platform to deliberate on the prospects of further improvement in the activities of the organization, the consolidation of trade and economic interaction, provision for regional security and stability, as well as other issues of common interest.
Following the sessions of the summit, participants signed the Dushanbe Declaration of the Heads of Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Also penned were decisions with regard to obligations of an applicant nation for the membership of the organization, an agreement among the governments of SCO participating countries on the creation of favorable conditions for international motor shipping, and other documents.
In line with the SCO Charter, presidency in the organization for the next period has passed to the Russian Federation.