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13/05/11 - Islam Karimov receives Miguel Angel Moratinos at Oqsaroy

posted 15 Jan 2012, 04:42 by Ambasciata Uzbekistan
On 12 May, President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received the deputy of the lower house of the Spanish Parliament (Congress of Deputies), former Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos at Oqsaroy Residence in Tashkent.

Uzbek president welcomed the guest noting that Uzbekistan paid great importance to the further development of partnership with Spain in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres as well as the strengthening of cooperation within the frame of international organizations.

During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on Uzbek-Spanish relations including the interaction within international structures.

The importance of intense cooperation in trade, economic and investment spheres were highlighted during talks. Taking into account the political stability in Uzbekistan and ongoing large-scale transformations, a number of Spanish companies are enrolled in joint projects on launching high-speed passenger trains in Tashkent-Samarqand route, etc.

The cooperation for implementation of joint projects on the territory of Navoi free industrial economic zone, where investors are provided preference for payment of taxes and customs fees, was considered at the meeting.

The sides also discussed other issues of mutual interest.