By signing investment deals, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan deepen their bilateral connections

(MENAFN) President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke about ways to cooperate and strengthen bilateral ties, according to a report from the Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday.

According to SPA, Mirziyoyev, who is presently in the Kingdom, met with the Crown Prince in the Royal Court at Jeddah's al-Salam Palace.

The Crown Prince and Mirziyoyev “held a session of official talks, during which they reviewed aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries and opportunities for cooperation in various fields, in addition to reviewing a number of issues of common interest,” according to SPA. This was done after the Crown Prince was welcomed in an official ceremony. A number of ministers and high-ranking officials from both countries attended the Saudi-Uzbek meetings, it was claimed.

In the presence of Uzbekistan's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Jamshid Khodjaev and Saudi Arabia's Minister of Investment Khalid bin Abdulaziz al-Falih, 14 bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoU) were signed to strengthen cooperation between the two nations.

“The signed agreements and [MoUs] aim to explore investment opportunities, advance the partnership between the Saudi and Uzbek private sectors, encourage and enhance mutual investments in a number of target sectors,” SPA stated in a different report.


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