On 24 May President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, who has arrived in our country on an official visit.
The Head of our state, welcoming the guest, emphasized the available potential for further developing full-scale, practical bilateral cooperation.
As underlined, a meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces on 21 May this year in Riyadh within the framework of the Arab Islamic American Summit, as well as intensification of exchanges on different levels corroborate mutual willingness and readiness of both sides to elevate the Uzbekistan-UAE relations to a qualitatively new level.
During the talks, a specific attention was attached to the issues of implementing prospective projects in numerous spheres of the economy with participation of leading banking and finance institutions and companies from the UAE, as well as boosting tourist exchanges.
The support by the UAE of the initiative of Uzbekistan on establishing the Imam Bukhari international research centre in Samarkand was highly valued. Signing of an intergovernmental Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the cultural sphere during this visit of the UAE delegation was underscored with satisfaction.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed gratitude to the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev for a warm reception and conveyed the words of a deep respect and best wishes of President of the UAE Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
He also reaffirmed willingness of the UAE to enhance comprehensive and mutually beneficial relations between the two states.