The country’s international relations testify to its authority and level of development. Visits of foreign representatives are an important factor in the interaction between countries and the participation of the state in various associations and unions. One of the leaders who positively evaluates such activities is the Uzbek president.
Political connections with European countries
Europe is one of the leading economic and political centers of the world. Despite the remoteness of Uzbekistan, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev pays special attention to relations with this region.
At the end of October 2022, a meeting between the head of state and the President of the European Council took place. This association represents the leadership of all major European countries, through which the policies of the European Union are developed and coordinated.
At the meeting, it was noted that over the years when Uzbekistan is headed by Shavkat Mirziyoyev, relations have improved significantly and risen to a new qualitative level. This was due to changes in domestic and foreign policy, reforms in the economy, and the growth of investment attractiveness of Uzbekistan.
The result of the interaction was the confirmation of an agreement to expand cooperation between countries within the framework of the association, which makes it possible to strengthen and develop interaction in the field of politics, economics, and public life.
Commitment to the norms of the UN Charter, the inviolability of borders, and the internal sovereignty of countries was confirmed. The European side once again expressed support for the course of reforms launched by Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Important aspects of the country’s leader’s activities were his steps in the field of ensuring gender equality, when the situation of women is improved in law and in practice. A positive assessment was given to actions in youth and children’s policy.
In the economy, the importance of direct investment was noted, providing access to the latest technologies, which will allow Uzbekistan to solve many long-standing problems, in particular in the use of water resources and electricity production.
Improving transport infrastructure and creating corridors for the movement of goods and raw materials will be beneficial to Uzbekistan and European countries. These actions are implemented in the form of expanding ports, increasing ferry and railway fleets, simplifying and unifying customs activities, and introducing digital solutions for cargo processing and border crossings.
The parties agreed to continue interaction at all levels and in a variety of areas.