Uzbekistan and Turkey strengthen bonds amidst natural disaster crisis

In a heartfelt gesture, the head of state personally extended his deepest condolences to Turkey’s leader following the devastating earthquakes that struck southeastern provinces last month. He expressed unwavering support for the extensive efforts being undertaken to rehabilitate the affected regions and construct new infrastructure.

In a reciprocal display of gratitude, the President of Turkey conveyed sincere appreciation to the President and the people of Uzbekistan for their unwavering fraternal support in the aftermath of the natural disaster. Uzbekistan’s active involvement in rescue operations and the provision of humanitarian aid to the afflicted garnered special recognition.

The forthcoming extraordinary summit of the Organization of Turkic States, scheduled for March 16, was highlighted as a poignant testament to the solidarity and fraternal bonds shared among member nations.

During the meeting, both leaders expressed gratification at the robust progress in the comprehensive strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and Turkey. Bilateral trade continues to thrive, with the establishment of 370 new enterprises in the past year alone. Turkey’s investments in Uzbekistan’s economy are set to reach $3.5 billion within the next six years, supporting a multitude of significant ventures spanning energy, industry, agriculture, building materials production, light industry and various other sectors.

The leaders also outlined an agenda for upcoming high-level events, with particular emphasis on preparations for the forthcoming meeting of the Strategic Partnership Council.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to fostering multifaceted and mutually beneficial relations between Uzbekistan and Turkey, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay was bestowed with the Order of “Dustlik” in a poignant conclusion to the meeting.