ArmInfo. Armenia and Uzbekistan confirmed their readiness to develop partnerships in the political, economic, cultural and humanitarian sectors and discussed the possibility of implementing joint programs.
This was stated at a meeting of RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on October 11 as part of the Session of the CIS Council of Heads of State in Ashgabat.
Promising from the point of view of activating economic ties, the interlocutors of state identified the development of cooperation in light industry, IT, agriculture and the banking sector.
"Armenia is ready for the formation of a new Armenian-Uzbek agenda for relations and its quick and effective implementation," the Prime Minister said.
In turn, the President of Uzbekistan expressed readiness to develop ties with Armenia. "Such meetings should be used as an occasion to continue the high-level political dialogue, to fully reveal the high potential of bilateral relations in order to give them a new impetus and quality," he said.
However, Shavkat Mirziyoyev suggested discussing the possibility of creating an Armenian-Uzbek intergovernmental commission.
Agreeing to the proposed proposal, Nikol Pashinyan expressed confidence that the commission would be formed in the near future, and as a result of effective activities, a legal contractual field would be developed.
At the end of the meeting, the parties highlighted the need for high-level visits, expressing their readiness to take concrete steps in this direction in the near future.