Munich, January 22.
Special correspondent of UzA Abu Bakr Urazov reports.
The official visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Federal Republic of Germany continues.
On the second day of the visit, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with the Minister President of Bavaria Markus Söder, in Munich.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Book of Honorable Guests.
Bavaria, located in the southeast of Germany, has a population of 12.9 million people and a territory of 70.5 thousand square meters. It is the largest by area and the second by the number of residents of the federation.
Bavaria is one of the most economically developed regions of Germany. Bavaria’s GDP is about 600 billion euros, which exceeds the figures of most EU member states. The industry of this federal land accounts for almost half of all aircraft and aerospace equipment, 43 percent of textiles, 27 percent of electronics, 18 percent of engineering, and 12 percent of metallurgy products produced in Germany.
The President of Uzbekistan congratulated Markus Söder on his election as Leader of the Christian Social Union of Germany and expressed the hope that his election to such a high post would contribute to further deepening bilateral cooperation.
Prospects for further development of bilateral cooperation, including in trade-economic sphere, were discussed at the meeting.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted the fruitful negotiations with the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble, achievement of full understanding and support for joint projects.
Cooperation with Germany has traditionally a multifaceted nature and cover a wide range of areas. In particular, a significant legal framework has been formed between the two countries.
Minister President of Bavaria Markus Söder welcomed President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Munich and noted that the agreements reached by the parties serve the interests of the two countries, fruitful and mutually beneficial partnership in trade and economy is one of the priorities of bilateral cooperation.
It was emphasized that relations between Bavaria and Uzbekistan has a long history. One of the first documentary sources mentioning the historical ties between the two nations is Schilterberg’s notes on being at reception of Amir Temur.
The sides expressed interest in deepening trade-economic and investment partnership, wider introduction of advanced German technologies in various sectors of the economy of Uzbekistan.
Much attention was paid to development of cultural-humanitarian ties, expansion of cooperation in the sphere of higher education, healthcare and sports.
Prospects of creating high-tech enterprises, modernizing the transport, logistics and tourism infrastructure, expanding practical cooperation in trade and co-financing projects in Uzbekistan together with German companies were discussed at the meeting.
The Minister President expressed his sincere gratitude to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the full support provided to projects and initiatives of German business community in Uzbekistan. He noted his interest in a full-scale and mutually beneficial business partnership with Uzbekistan.
The President presented the Minister President of Bavaria with an album book about cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in Germany’s museums.