Tashkent (UNA-OIC) – President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received a parliamentary delegation from the Republic of Korea led by Speaker of the National Assembly Park Byeong-seug.
According to the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the delegation includes six deputy members of parliamentary committees in priority areas – public administration, financial policy, industry, trade, energy, transport, agriculture, ecology, healthcare, labor relations, culture, sports and tourism.
The current issues of the bilateral and regional agenda were considered during the conversation. The important role of parliaments in strengthening friendship and special strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and Korea was emphasized.
The Uzbek president noted with deep satisfaction the ongoing active exchanges and the dynamic development of Uzbekistan–Korean full-scale interaction. At the beginning of this year, an online summit of the leaders of the two countries was successfully held.
Parliament Speaker Byeong-seug expressed deep gratitude for the warm welcome and conveyed to the Uzbekistan leader sincere greetings and best wishes on behalf of Korean President Moon Jae-in.
It was noted that in the conditions of a difficult global economic situation, the preservation of the volume of mutual trade is ensured. A portfolio of new investment projects worth more than $3 billion has been prepared with the participation of leading Korean companies and banks. In general, the volume of investments from Korea exceeded $7 billion.
Gratitude was also expressed for the great practical assistance of Korean partners in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Uzbekistan.
The parliament speaker and deputies sincerely thanked the President of Uzbekistan for active efforts to enhance multifaceted cooperation between the two countries, as well as strong support for Seoul’s efforts to peacefully resolve the situation on the Korean Peninsula, regional initiatives within the framework of the New Northern Policy.
The two sides confirmed the importance of continuing a close dialogue within the framework of the “Republic of Korea–Central Asia” Cooperation Forum. They also considered the implementation of joint programs in healthcare, education, science and culture, humanitarian exchanges.