Uzbek FM receives the Secretary General of Italian Foreign Ministry /Phot of Anvar Ilyasov/
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received Michele Valensise, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, who is paying visit to Uzbekistan, on 2 November 2015.
According to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry, the sides considered development of multipronged Uzbek-Italian relations, interaction within international organizations, first of all in the UN and its agencies.
At the meeting, the Uzbek side confirmed support of candidacy of Italy in elections of non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018.
The sides also considered deepening trade-economic and investment cooperation. It was noted that the delegation of Italy, specializing in machinery, energy and other production spheres, will attend an International Investment Forum, which will take place in Tashkent on 5-6 November.
It was underlined that Uzbekistan and Italy accumulated positive experience of cooperation in education and science, as well as established direct relations between higher educational institutions of Uzbekistan and Italy. It was noted that opening of branch of Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent is good example for fruitful cooperation in this direction.
At the meeting, the sides exchanged opinion on some international and regional issues.
On the same day, Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan and Italy held the fifth round of the political consultations, within which the sides discussed wide range of issues of bilateral and international character.
Ambassador of Italy to Uzbekistan Riccardo Manara participated in the joint events.