On November 28, 2019, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov left for the Republic of Uzbekistan with the aim of discussing the prospects of Turkmen-Uzbek collaboration, as well as to attend the second Consultative Meeting of the Heads of States of Central Asia.
From the airport, the motorcade of the Turkmen Leader proceeded to the State Residence Kuksaroy where the meeting of the Heads of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan took place.
Warmly greeting President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed assurances in that the current meeting will give new impulse to the collaboration between the two countries.
Thanking the Head of the Republic of Uzbekistan for warm welcome, hospitality and the conditions created for the effective work, the President of Turkmenistan noted that during the present talks the state of bilateral ties and contemporary international issues would be discussed in detail.
During the talks, a wide range of subjects related to the current state and prospects of Turkmen-Uzbek partnership was discussed. During the exchange of views on the issues pertaining to the agenda of the Summit of the Heads of States of Central Asia, the Head of Turkmenistan expressed confidence in that the short-term and long-term priority courses of cooperation will the determined at the meeting, as well as the current vectors of regional partnership will be discussed.
In the end of the Turkmen-Uzbek high-level negotiations in the Kuksaroy Palace, the Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev viewed the exposition of books written by the Turkmen Leader and published in different languages, including the Uzbek.
Then the leaders of the two states proceeded to the conference-hall where the ceremony of awarding the title of Honorary Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the President of Turkmenistan was held.
The speaker on behalf of the attendees warmly greeted the leaders of countries and underlined that the present day will enter the history of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan as a remarkable occasion. Then the floor was given to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev who spoke about the course of life and large-scale state work of the Head of Turkmenistan.
Then the speaker announced the respective Resolution of the Presidium members of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan on conferring upon the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov the title of the Honorary Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan. To the applauses of the participants of the ceremony, the President of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bekhzod Yuldashev put the gown of the honorary academician on the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and presented the breastplate, as well as the corresponding diploma.
Addressing the participants, the Turkmen Leader expressed his gratitude for awarding the honorary title. I receive this as a sign of respect to Turkmenistan, recognition of the achievements of our country in the spheres of education and science, as well as the proof of friendship and strengthening ties between the peoples of our two nations, said President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
At the end of the ceremony, the Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev proceeded to the Khiva house of the State Residence Kuksaroy where the joint dinner took place.
Upon the instructions of the Head of State, yesterday the members of governmental delegation of Turkmenistan held bilateral meetings in the sector ministries and agencies of the Republic of Uzbekistan where the comprehensive exchange of views on the opportunities of widening cooperation took place.
The working visit of the Turkmen Leader to the Republic of Uzbekistan is continuing.
Source: EMBASSY OF TURKMENISTAN REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN - TASHKENT