On August 17, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Saudi Arabia for a state visit, the press office of the President of Uzbekistan reported.
The current two-day visit of the Uzbek leader to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the first state visit of the leader of Uzbekistan to this country in 30 years of independence, CentralAsia.news reported.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived at the airport in the holy city of Medina, where the officials of Medina Province greeted the President of Uzbekistan. President Mirziyoyev headed to the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi – the Prophet’s Mosque, one of the main Islamic shrines. The Uzbek leader visited the grave of the Prophet Muhammad and the Museum of the Life of the Prophet and Islamic Civilization.
The President of Uzbekistan visited Jeddah. The officials of Mecca Province, Minister of Investment Khalid al-Falih and other officials greeted the Uzbek leader at the King Abdulaziz International Airport.
The President of Uzbekistan met with Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman Al-Saud on the first day of the state visit to Saudi Arabia.
The talks focused on key aspects and prospects for promoting cooperation.
The interlocutors noted the intensification of interaction at various levels and in various areas; the two countries set up joint ventures, increase bilateral trade and boost the potential for building up trade relations.
The President of Uzbekistan and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia exchanged views on the progress of relations in the political, transport, cultural, humanitarian, investment, energy, petrochemical and water sectors.
They also touched upon some issues of regional and international politics of mutual interest.
Following the talks, the parties signed a document and adopted a Joint Statement on the expansion of full-scale partnerships between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.