BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 23. President of
Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev arrived on a state go to to Uzbekistan on
June 21, Trend
During the go to, bilateral conferences had been held, and plenty of
vital paperwork figuring out the additional growth of
relations between the 2 international locations had been signed.
Eurasian knowledgeable, author, culturologist, thinker, Director of
the Dialogue of Civilizations Center Faridun Usmonov, commenting on
the go to, mentioned that one of many foremost agreements reached by the
events was an settlement to extend mutual commerce, strengthen
enterprise regional ties, and likewise strengthen work to advertise joint
“Besides, one of many key paperwork is the settlement on
cooperation within the transport and logistics sector. This could be very
vital for each Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan,” he mentioned.
Speaking in regards to the agreements on growing mutual commerce between
the international locations, Usmonov famous that that is a completely regular and
pure course of.
“The international locations perceive that regardless of the present potential,
the commerce turnover between Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan stays at a
pretty low stage. In common, regardless of lower and rise, the commerce
turnover is saved on the stage of $30-40 million, which doesn’t
mirror the true potential of the 2 international locations within the economic system and
commerce relations, and so it’s pure that the leaders of Azerbaijan
and Uzbekistan set the duty of reaching a commerce turnover of $500
million,” he mentioned.
Usmanov additionally famous that over the previous a long time, the variety of
enterprises with the participation of Azerbaijani capital has
elevated considerably in Uzbekistan.
“The variety of enterprises elevated from 40 within the 2000s to 180
in early 2022. This signifies the excessive curiosity of the enterprise
circles of the 2 international locations in cooperation,” the knowledgeable mentioned.
According to him, relations between the 2 international locations have been
at all times pleasant, they usually have expressed their dedication to
friendship and partnership all through the years of
Uzbekistan has persistently advocated for the settlement of the
Karabakh battle, making an allowance for the availability of the
territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan. At the identical
time, Azerbaijan continually supported the initiatives of Uzbekistan
on the Afghan drawback, he famous.
Usmonov additionally harassed that Azerbaijan historically stands at
the forefront of the event of cooperation between the
international locations of the South Caucasus and Central Asia.
“We see that Azerbaijan commonly comes up with initiatives
between these international locations, together with with the involvement of enterprise
companions from Uzbekistan. Obviously, one of many key points in
cooperation is cooperation within the transport sector in logistics,
and Azerbaijan has repeatedly emphasised the readiness of the Port
of Baku to behave as a transit hall for merchandise from Central
Asian international locations, together with Uzbekistan,” the knowledgeable famous.
Summing up, he referred to as it vital for each international locations to
keep the present stage of mutual contacts and construct the
basis for the event of each bilateral and regional
relations with a deal with the longer term.
Farkhod Tolipov, political knowledgeable, director of Uzbekistan’s
“Bilim Carvoni” (“Karavan of Knowledge”) non-governmental
scientific and academic establishment, famous that together with
conventional problems with commerce and financial cooperation, cooperation
between Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan has a geopolitical dimension.
“They was once a part of the European TRACECA mega-project, as
properly because the GUUAM (Georgia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan,
Moldova) affiliation. Currently, they’re energetic members of the
“new” group – the Organization of Turkic States, which at the moment
is popping into a big participant in worldwide politics,”
“In the context of the present geopolitical turbulence within the
CIS area and the armed battle in Ukraine, the diversification
of transport corridors bypassing the territory of Russia, the
drawback which was on the agenda of not solely Azerbaijan and
Uzbekistan, but additionally all of the international locations of Central Asia and the
South Caucasus from the primary years of independence, turns into
particularly related. Besides, consultants converse in regards to the chance
of giving a strategic character to cooperation between the 2
states,” he famous.
According to him, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan talk about the
growth of cooperation within the army and military-political
spheres, for instance, in holding joint army workout routines.
“The South Caucasus area is definitely buying a brand new
geopolitical standing of a transit hub within the system of
trans-continental cargo transportation and interstate
communications,” Tolipov mentioned.