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09/05/11 - On the Uzbek-Mongolian Foreign Ministerial Political Consultations

posted 15 Jan 2012, 04:41 by Ambasciata Uzbekistan
On May 4 this year the Third round of political consultations between the foreign ministries of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Mongolia was held in the city of Ulaanbaatar. The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Mongolia Bayarbaatar Bolor has led the Mongolian delegation.

The sides discussed concrete directions of joint activity in combating terrorism and drug trafficking, other modern challenges at regional and international levels, the situation in Afghanistan, ensuring peace and stability in Central Asia and Mongolia, as well as the issues of environmental protection and rational use of water resources.

The sides noted that the countries share common positions on the outstanding problems of international and regional nature, which create firm basis to intensify partnership on other directions.

The Mongolian side underlined the importance of the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on normalization the situation in Afghanistan in the format “6+3”, as well as agreed with importance of rational use of water-energy resources of trans-boundary rivers, taking into account the growing ecological problems in the region and importance of holding independent international expertise taking into consideration the interests of all countries.

The sides discussed prospects of further extending the political interaction, including in the framework of the United Nations, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and other international organizations. The sides exchanged views on the issues of mutual interest on trade-economic cooperation, especially in the automobile, mining, agriculture, irrigation, environment protection, transport communication, tourism spheres, as well as expanding legal basis of the relations between the two states.

Uzbekistan supports Mongolia’s efforts to develop cooperation within the Group of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDC) to address the transit problems on the territory of neighboring states and receive preferences in connection with remoteness of sea.

On the outcomes of talks, the sides agreed to continue the dialogue between foreign ministries, hold bilateral business forums with participation of business community representatives, boost cooperation between academic circles and scientific-research institutions to study historic heritage.

The sides agreed to hold the next round of consultations in Tashkent in 2012.

In the framework of political consultations the delegation of Uzbekistan was received by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Mongolia Gombojav Zandanshatar.