Official tours

Uzbekistan, China Pledge to Build a Strategic Partnership
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov paid an official visit to the People’s Republic of China on June 5-7.

During his stay in the PRC, the leader of Uzbekistan also partook in the twelfth session of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of the Heads of State.

The Uzbek-Chinese dialogue at the highest level had exceptional priority during President Karimov’s trip to China.

Following an official meeting ceremony characterized by the play of state anthems and performance of military tribute by the guard of honor, the head of our state met with the Chinese President Hu Jintao.


President Attends CSTO and CIS Summits
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov partook in the jubilee session of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and informal meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Moscow on May 15.
The CSTO Collective Security Council session started in the Kremlin with a meeting of heads of state in restricted format, followed by one that included wider delegations escorting the leaders of member nations.

The session has been timed to the twentieth anniversary of Tashkent Collective Security Treaty and the tenth birth date of the Organization.

The CSTO affiliate countries have endured a taxing path throughout this past period in shaping a collective security system. They have hoarded a sufficient experience for practical interaction in addressing a broad range of issues in the post-Soviet space.


President attends CSTO, CIS summits
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov attended summits of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in the city of Moscow December 20. Regular session of CSTO Collective Security Council in the Kremlin began with a meeting of heads of state in contracted format, followed by an extended convention.

President of Uzbekistan expounded during his speech on issues regarded by the Uzbek side as of fundamental significance.

Signed in 1992, the Treaty has duly been fulfilling its principal function as an instrument to secure sovereignty of nations party to it. The efforts undertaken by the CSTO in consolidating the Organization and its adaptation to contemporary geopolitical configuration have helped boost military-political interaction and start shaping an effective system of collective security, counter new threats and address challenges.


Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana has hosted Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State session on June 14-15.

Program of SCO summit on June 15 started with meeting at the Independence Palace in Astana. President Nursultan Nazarbaev of the Republic of Kazakhstan, President Hu Jintao of the People’s Republic of China, President Roza Otunbaeva of Kyrgyz Republic, President Dmitriy Medvedev of the Russian Federation, President Emomali Rahmon of the Republic of Tajikistan and President Islam Karimov of the Republic of Uzbekistan took part in the session.

The heads of member states extensively exchanged views on the current state and prospective directions of interaction within SCO along with pressing issues of regional and international politics.


Strategic Partnership Built on Mutual Understanding President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov paid a state visit to the Republic of India on May 17-18, 2011.

The Indian side suggested the visit be attached state status, the highest in international practice.

Obvious as it is, that decision involved consideration of the high level of bilateral partnership as much as the ancient roots of the enduring comprehensive friendly relations between Uzbek and Indian people.

In Uzbekistan, India is renowned as a country with a distinctive history, one with which the Uzbek people have been tied with long-standing robust cultural and trade bonds, and, crucially, with earnest friendship.

A lot in the history, literature, music, fine arts and architecture of the two peoples, their reciprocal enrichment is associated with the name of our great ancestor Zahiriddin Muhammad Bobur.


President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov paid a state visit to the People’s Republic of China April 19-20 at the invitation of President Hu Jintao of PRC.

Program and agenda of the visit has come to be rich and dynamic. As soon as an hour into the Uzbek delegation’s arrival in Beijing, an official ceremonial meeting of President Islam Karimov took place in the building of National People’s Congress, as did the ensuing negotiations with President Hu Jintao extended to include officials from the two parties to be followed by a solid package of documents signed.

The Uzbek leader declared at the start of talks, “We consider the current visit a logical extension of intensively expanding bilateral and multilateral relations between our countries, an opportunity to discuss and exchange views on critical issues of shared interest, to afford a new impetus to our fruitful cooperation.”

The two heads of state deliberated on pressing subject matters of bilateral and multilateral nature in a thorough and confidential manner, including political interaction, cooperation in security issues, in economic, trade, investment, and cultural and humanitarian realms.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan was in Tokyo on official visit February 8-10. During his stay in Japan, President Karimov met with Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Speakers of higher and lower houses of Japanese parliament Takeo Nishioka and Takahiro Yokomichi, respectively, minister of foreign affairs Seiji Maehara, the leaders and members of parliamentary groups of friendship – DPJ-Uzbekistan and LDPJ-Uzbekistan.

During the talks, the sides carried out an extensive and productive dialogue on the current state and prospects of relations between Uzbekistan and Japan, on a wide array of cooperation areas.

The two sides agreed that bilateral ties have come to be put on a dynamic development track following Uzbekistan's declaration of independence and the subsequent establishment of diplomatic relations in December 1991, built on principles of equality, constructive partnership, mutual interest and respect. The first official visit by President Islam Karimov to Japan in May 1994 instituted a solid foundation for a long-term multidimensional interaction.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov visited Brussels on January 24, 2011, at the invitation of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

During his visit to the Belgian capital, President Karimov met with President Jose Manuel Barroso; the European Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger; and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

During the negotiations, the sides exchanged practical and candid views on the current state and prospects of Uzbekistan-EU and Uzbekistan-NATO relations.


Security And Cooperation Issues Under Discussion
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov participated in Collective Security Treaty Organization’s Collective Security Council meeting and the Commonwealth of Independent States’ Heads of State Council session. Both summit meetings took place in Russia’s Moscow on December 10.

During the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) gathering held in the Kremlin, heads of member nations discussed cooperation issues within the Organization with regard to bolstering security, countering such threats as international terrorism, extremism, drugs trafficking and transnational organized crime. The presidents deliberated on expanding the interaction in creating a collective security system and enhancing information security. The leaders also exchanged views on the events in southern Kyrgyzstan that took place last June.

The heads of state reviewed the documents dealing with swift preemption of common threats to CSTO member countries. In particular, the Organization’s actions in emergency situations with security threat have been conferred. The summit participants also expounded on aspects of averting security threats.

President of Uzbekistan stressed that the CSTO’s principal designation is primarily to protect member states from external threats. Any form of involvement of the Organization in so-called violent actions within any nation is unacceptable – this is Uzbekistan’s fundamental position, Islam Karimov emphasized.

Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan: A New Phase of Cooperation
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov has paid an official visit to Turkmenistan on the invitation of that country’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

On arrival in Ashgabat it was evident that a lot of beautifying work had been done in the city prior to the visit by the Uzbek President. The airport and streets were garlanded with flags of two nations along with welcome banners in Uzbek and Turkmen.

Major events of the visit began on October 19 in Oguzgent, Turkmen President’s residence, with a tet-a-tet meeting of the two leaders. The heads of state went through a thorough exchange of views on a wide range of issues pertaining to Uzbek-Turkmen relations, regional and international topics of mutual interest.

Islam Karimov noted that harmony of interests and views, similar positions on practically all subjects have been confirmed again and in particular on the need to comprehensive boosting of mutual ties.

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