His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and President of the friendly Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held an official round of talks at the convention centre in Tashkent Tuesday.
The session discussed aspects of co-operation between the two friendly countries, especially following the announcement of a bilateral relations upgrade to strategic levels, in service of the two friendly peoples' mutual interests.
The round of talks also touched on the most prominent regional and international issues of mutual interest, especially the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territories and Gaza.
At the beginning of the session, the Uzbek president welcomed the Amir and the accompanying delegation, noting the announcement of raising bilateral relations to the level of strategic partnership.
He also praised His Highness the Amir and Qatar's diplomatic efforts vis-a-vis the Israeli aggression on the occupied Palestinian territories and Gaza.
For his part, His Highness the Amir expressed his happiness at the announcement of upgrading Qatar-Uzbekistan bilateral relations to a strategic partnership level, adding that this will advance co-operation in areas of mutual interest, with His Highness stressing both countries' keenness on enhancing co-operation to achieve the mutual interests of the two friendly countries and their peoples.
The session was attended by HE Chief of the Amiri Diwan Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, HE Minister of Transport Jassim bin Saif al-Sulaiti, HE Minister of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Qassim al-Thani, HE Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed bin Abdulaziz al-Khulaifi, as well as a lineup of members of the official delegation accompanying His Highness the Amir.
As for the Uzbek side, the session was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs Bakhtiyor Saidov, Minister of Investment, Industry, and Trade Laziz Kudratov, and Minister of Transport Ilkhom Makhkamov, along with a lineup of ministers and senior officials.
His Highness the Amir and the Uzbek president also held a bilateral meeting, during which they discussed a range of topics of mutual interest.
The president of Uzbekistan held a luncheon in honour of His Highness the Amir and the accompanying delegation.
Earlier upon his arrival at Tashkent International Airport, president of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev led the well-wishers to welcome His Highness the Amir.
Also present were Minister of Foreign Affairs Baxtiyor Saidov, Mayor of Tashkent Shavkat Umrzakov, and Ambassador of Qatar to Uzbekistan Hassan bin Hamza Hashim.