Atambayev and Mirziyoyev hold negotiations
Bishkek, December 24 / Kabar /. During a working visit to Uzbekistan President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held talks in the city of Samarkand.
During the meeting Uzbek President warmly welcomed President Almazbek Atambayev. He said that over the past three months, the Kyrgyz delegation visited Uzbekistan, and the Uzbek delegation also visited Kyrgyzstan.
"Today, you paid tribute to the first President of Uzbekistan. Islam Karimov had told, what about you spoke last time. Everything he said, we must now fulfill. During these three months a lot of positive happened in our two nations. They were waiting for this for a long time," President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said, stressing that the pace of development of relations taken by the two leaders should be continued.
Mirziyoyev said that the two countries have much in common in trade and economic area. "Together, we can increase trade and economic relations, trade turnover," he said.
President Atambayev thanked his Uzbek counterpart for the invitation to visit the country and congratulated him on his election as the President.
He said that every time has its own leader. "You're the leader, whom the people of Uzbekistan was waiting for. The stage for fighting for independence ended, now it is necessary to focus on economy, the development of relations and the lifting of restrictions and unnecessary barriers," said Almazbek Atambayev.
The President also recalled that the two nations had previously been a common state - Khanate of Kokand, the borders were not among the nations. "We must do everything so that people do not feel the boundaries," he said.
The President called today’s meeting symbolic, because in this day 20 years ago a treaty of eternal friendship between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan was signed in Tashkent.
"I think today on the anniversary day we open a new page," said Almazbek Atambayev in conclusion, adding that he will be glad for the official visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Kyrgyzstan.