As it was reported earlier, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov paid an official visit to Turkmenistan on October 23-24 at the invitation of President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov.
The major events of the visit took place October 24. Following an official ceremony of welcoming the guest delegation, the heads of two states held a meeting in a contracted format.
The Uzbek and Turkmen peoples share a common history, similar cultures and values, languages and traditions. The scientific, spiritual-cultural and literary heritage of our ancestors is the joint wealth of the two nations. It can be said without any exaggeration that Alisher Navoi’s works are read and studied in Turkmenistan with a keen interest, while the masterpieces of Makhtumkuli enjoy a matching popularity in Uzbekistan.
At the Oqsaroy on October 17, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received Helen Clark, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Administrator of the UN Development Program.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state stressed the constructive nature of Uzbekistan’s cooperation with the United Nations in general and the UNDP in particular.
As a full-fledged member of the world community, Uzbekistan takes active part in international processes by putting forward concrete initiatives related to pressing issues, including those with regard to providing for security and stability in the region, its sustainable development and environmental protection, among others.