TELEPHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

On July 24, 2020, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

During the telephone conversation, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated his Uzbek colleague on his birthday. The head of state wished Shavkat Mirziyoyev good health, happiness, as well as new successes in all his undertakings and aspirations for the benefit of the people of Uzbekistan.

Focusing on the high level of traditional interstate dialogue based on the inviolable bonds of friendship and good-neighborliness between the two fraternal peoples, the parties exchanged views on key areas of the Turkmen-Uzbek partnership, which has a strategic character and is built from the position of mutual respect, taking into account the realities of modernity and the situation in the region and the world.

Touching upon the global problem of the present time - a pandemic of a new type of coronavirus infection, which has a negative impact on international economic relations, the heads of the two states noted the development of the coordinated approach in combating the spread of this dangerous disease, as well as regular sanitary and quarantine measures.

In this regard, the importance and timeliness of the initiatives put forward by the Turkmen leader on the active use of the mechanisms of scientific diplomacy and the creation of an international union of medical scientists was emphasized. Also, there was an interesting exchange of views on interaction in solving regional problems, in particular, saving the Aral Sea and rational use of water resources. They also noted the importance of implementing joint large-scale infrastructure projects.

The heads of the two fraternal countries also exchanged views on topical issues of the international agenda of mutual interest. Along with this, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke for the further development of contacts in the humanitarian sphere.

At the end of the telephone conversation, the President of Turkmenistan and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan wished each other health and success, and the peoples of the two countries - peace, well-being, and prosperity.