Egyptian president, Uzbek counterpart hold talks in Cairo



Tue, 21 Feb 2023 - 04:42 GMT


Tue, 21 Feb 2023 - 04:42 GMT

CAIRO – 21 February 2023: Egypt and Uzbekistan issued a joint statement Tuesday following the meeting of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Cairo as the two countries are celebrating the 31st anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties.



The Uzbek president's visit came upon an invitation by President Sisi, and he was accompanied by a high-profile delegation, consisting of the ministers of foreign affairs, investment, energy, health, tourism, and culture.




The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral affairs as well as international and regional matters of joint interest. They equally expressed their desire to bolster relations on the levels of trade, investment, culture, scientific research, and political affairs.




In that context, President Sisi and President Mirziyoyev stressed the necessity of the implementation of agreements signed during the former's visit to Uzbekistan in 2018 and the current visit of the latter to Cairo.




The two chiefs of state similarly expressed satisfaction about the level of coordination between Egypt and Uzbekistan in the framework of the United Nations, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Shanghai Cooperation Council, and Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) among others.  


The Uzbek president commended the efforts deployed by his Egyptian counterpart to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, especially those pertaining to accomplishing a permanent and fair solution to the Palestinian Cause and reinstating stability in Libya.


In that context, the two heads of state stipulated the necessity of backing security and stability in Afghanistan, and not allowing the presence of safe havens for terrorists and extremists there. They also stressed the importance of supporting humanitarian work in Afghanistan and delivering aid to prevent the occurrence of a humanitarian crisis.


Both presidents further underscored the salience of abiding by the United Nations charter, international law, and the principles of good neighboring. That is in addition to honoring the sovereignty of states, not interfering with their internal affairs, and devising peaceful solutions to conflicts on the bilateral, regional, and multilateral scales.  



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