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India-Uzbekistan Joint Statement –Strategic Issues Extracts

Published Oct 02, 2018
Updated Jul 04, 2020

October 01, 2018

At the invitation of the President of the Republic of India H.E. Mr. Ram Nath Kovind, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid a State visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan on 30 September-1 October 2018.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Prime Minister of India held friendly, substantive and constructive discussions on further expanding Uzbekistan-India strategic partnership. They agreed to further deepening mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation, and discussed international and regional issues of mutual interest.

The Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of India reaffirmed their interest in expanding and further strengthening long-term cooperation between India and Uzbekistan, covering diverse sectors such as political ties, defence, security, counter-terrorism, trade and investment, science and technology, space, nuclear energy, Information Technology, as well as cultural and academic linkages. Noting that stronger cooperation between India and Uzbekistan contributed to the mutual benefit of the people of both countries and enhanced regional stability and prosperity, the Sides stated the following:

Noting the importance of a safe and secure regional environment for development and prosperity, the Sides agreed to cooperate in addressing threats and challenges to national as well as regional security. The Sides agreed to strengthen cooperation between the law enforcement agencies and special services of the two countries, including under the framework of the Uzbekistan-India Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism. Both Sides called for early finalization of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.

The two sides agreed to work closely together to expand and strengthen defence cooperation as well as defence industry cooperation. In this context, both sides agreed to hold joint military training exercise in the area of counter terrorism, cooperate in the field of military education and military medicine, setting up of Joint Working Group to support and sustain enhanced mutually beneficial defence related activities and setting up of Defence Wing at the Embassy of Uzbekistan in New Delhi.