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Uzbekistan, Cyprus Ink Several Bilateral Pacts

Sunday 15 April 2012

(New Europe) – Foreign Minister of Cyprus Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis recently paid a visit to Uzbekistan to hold talks at the Uzbek Foreign ministry. During talks at the Foreign Ministry, both sides discussed issues of bilateral relations in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, the parties’ cooperation within the UN, other international and regional organisations, and stressed the proximity and coincidence of the parties’ positions on almost all issues, Uzbekreport.com reported.

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Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis

Noting Cyprus’s upcoming EU presidency, the parties also discussed prospects for strengthening the mutually beneficial relations between Uzbekistan and the European Union. Both countries plan to deepen dialogue in several sectors including direct contacts between law enforcement agencies and medical institutions of both countries. Tourism was outlined as one of the priority directions of cooperation. At the end of talks, Uzbekistan and Cyprus signed intergovernmental agreements on cooperation in combating crime, in health and medical science, tourism, as well as a protocol on cooperation between both countries’ foreign ministries.

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