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Uzbek President Holds Talks With Visiting Kazakh Foreign Minister

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Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrisov (left) and his Uzbek counterpart, Abdulaziz Kamilov

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyaev has discussed bilateral ties with visiting Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrisov, the president’s press service said on December 23.

The press service said in a statement that cooperation between the two Central Asian countries in trade, economy, investments, transportation, and communication spheres were on the agenda of the meeting.

Mirziyaev and Idrisov also discussed international and regional issues, the statement said.

Idrisov, who arrived in Tashkent on December 22, also met with his Uzbek counterpart, Abdulaziz Kamilov.

Mirziyaev was elected as Uzbekistan's president on December 4. He had been serving as interim president since the death of President Islam Karimov was announced in early September.

Mirziyaev has since taken steps to improve relations with neighbors and ease visa requirements for tourists from several countries.

With reporting by Interfax
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