On November 1, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Vladimir Norov met with the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Annalena Baerbock.
The parties considered the current issues of the Uzbekistan – Germany agenda, as well as interaction within the framework of multilateral structures.
The German side was informed about the main directions and achieved results of Uzbekistan’s foreign policy, the main priority of which is Central Asia.
Mutual interest was expressed in further building up political dialogue at various levels, continuing the practice of exchanging visits and experience, organizing joint events in various areas.
The need for enhancing trade and economic cooperation was emphasized, including by organizing the supply of a wide range of high-quality and competitive Uzbekistan products to the German market, and implementing joint projects with the involvement of leading German companies.
Proposals for deepening cultural and humanitarian ties, especially in education and science were considered.
The heads of foreign ministries of the two countries discussed aspects of cooperation in environmental protection, in particular, within the framework of the national program “Yashil Makon” (Green Space) and the initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office “Green Central Asia”.
Annalena Baerbock highly appreciated the efforts of Uzbekistan in combating the consequences of the Aral Sea crisis and expressed her readiness to study the possibility of implementing specific environmental and social projects in the Aral Sea region.
The parties exchanged views on certain issues of an international and regional nature, including the current situation in Afghanistan.