Uzbek President, Sushma Swaraj discuss bilateral issues

New Delhi: Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Monday held bilateral discussions with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on various issues, such as trade, investment, education and tourism.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted on the highlights of the meeting: “Further intensifying cooperation with an extended neighbour. EAM @sushmaswaraj called on @president_uz Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Held constructive discussion on cooperation in trade & investment, development cooperation, education, renewable energy, connectivity and tourism. #UzbekIndia”
Earlier in the day, President Mirziyoyev and his wife Ziroatkhon Hoshimova paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was also present.

While addressing the media at Rashtrapati Bhavan after being accorded guard of honour, President Mirziyoyev said that India has a special place in the heart of each Uzbek.

President Mirziyoyev and his wife were received by his Indian counterpart President Ram Nath Kovind, First Lady Savita Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
On Sunday, the Uzbek President and his wife visited the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, to kick-start his two-day India visit.

President Mirziyoyev’s maiden two-day tour of India includes a scheduled bilateral talk with Prime Minister Modi at the Hyderabad House. The Uzbek President is slated to meet President Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu. He will also attend a presidential banquet during his visit.