Within the framework of his first official visit to Uzbekistan, David Zalkaliani has met with his Uzbek counterpart

11.09.2019, Uzbekistan – Within the framewok of his first official visit to Uzbekistan, Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani met with his Uzbek counterpart, Abdulaziz Kamilov. The sides noted with satisfaction that the first official visit in the history of diplomatic relations of the two countries will give a new impetus to the historically friendly relations between Georgia and Uzbekistan.
The Ministers discussed a broad spectrum of bilateral relations, including trade-economic cooperation. The Uzbek side expressed its interest in using Georgia’s transit-transport potential, and the opportunities of the free trade agreement. The two foreign ministers also hailed tourism cooperation between their countries, especially after launching direct flights between Tbilisi and Tashkent. They agreed to elaborate a roadmap of bilateral cooperation as well.
“Uzbekistan plays an important role in the region of Central Asia. This country has a huge potential and we will exploit my visit for the realization of mutually beneficial projects. It is important that this country shows a big interest towards the transit potential of Georgia since there are a lot of products in Uzbekistan which could be exported to the European markets through Georgia. From this point of view, using the Georgian ports and transport-connecting line will be a priority for Uzbekistan” – Zalkaliani said.
He briefed his Uzbek counterpart on the situation in occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia, and the Georgian government’s peace policy, including the initiative “A Step towards a Better Future”.