NEWS AND EVENTS
August 29, 2006
JAPANESE PM STARTS HIS OFFICIAL VISIT TO UZBEKISTAN
Prime Minister of Japan Junichiro Koizumi started his official visit to Uzbekistan on Tuesday, August 29.
At the meeting of President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov with Prime Minister of Japan Junichiro Koizumi the sides discussed the current condition and further development of Uzbek -Japanese relations, other issues and international problems.
It was noted that the visit of the Prime Minister of Japan forms good preconditions for the deep analysis of mutual relations, studying the available potential for cooperation, a detailed exchange of opinions concerning the coordinated actions in the international scene.
Mutual relations of two countries develop according to the Joint Statement on Friendship, Strategic Partnership and Cooperation, and current negotiations on the eve of Great Holiday of Uzbek people also will be fruitful.
It is necessary to emphasize that despite the geographic distance between two countries, Japan is interested in developing the cooperation with countries of Central Asia through Uzbekistan.
For Uzbekistan, relations with Japan have great importance to expand relations with other countries of Asian-Pacific region. Latest technologies and investments from Japan are also important in developing the trade and economic relations.
With the initiative of the Prime Minister of Japan mechanisms of foreign economic relation such as \"Diplomacy of the Silk Road\", \"Central Asia plus Uzbekistan? have been worked out.
Japan supports the integration processes in the Central Asia. It is interested in stimulating the process of political dialogue with the countries of the Central Asia, developing cooperation, expanding the relations in business, culture and science.
At the same time, Japan highly appreciates the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan to create Central Asian market and supports the idea of cooperating with Uzbekistan in the reconstruction of Afghanistan.