German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov – Picture by Uzbekistan’s Foreign Ministry.
Monday, 30 August 2021, Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan: Uzbek chief of diplomacy, Abdulaziz Kamilov held a tête-à-tête with the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Heiko Maas, after the latter’s arrival to Tashkent.
During their bilateral meeting, an emphasis was paid to issues pertaining to the current situation in neighbouring Afghanistan. On behalf of the German Federal Government, Heiko Maas, expressed its gratitude to Uzbekistan, and its people, for their assistance in organizing the evacuation of German and other foreign nationals from Afghanistan.
The two sides expressed willingness to continue close cooperation in Afghanistan. Maas likewise stressed the relevance of Uzbekistan’s geographical position for the Bundeswehr, and thanked Foreign Minister Kamilov on their behalf.
Views were likewise exchanged on the interaction of the two countries within the framework of international and regional organizations.
Not least Heiko Maas was pleased to arrive in Uzbekistan conveying regards to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the Uzbek people, for thirty years of independence, since the country became broke away from the Soviet Union on 1 September 1991.
Those regards were reiterated later during the day when Germany’s Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier telephoned his Uzbek counterpart on the occasion of the Central Asian country’s round birthday. Concretely the two heads of state discussed the expansion of bilateral trade and investments, support for business initiatives, industrial cooperation projects in high tech industries and infrastructure modernisation programmes with the participation of leading German companies such as Siemens, Bosch, Man, Claas, Knauf and many others.
Furthermore, the two presidents discussed separately the issue of advanced German language studies at schools and higher educational institutions in Uzbekistan.
For further information
Uzbek Foreign Ministry: https://mfa.uz/ru/press/news/2021/o-vstreche-s-glavoy-mid-frg—30213
Embassy of Uzbekistan in Germany (HE Ambassador Nabijon Kasimov): http://www.uzbekistan.de/frontend/web/news/75?fbclid=IwAR1bhPajgsLWxPI_LnARwiRtoRSYPESKqSl_ppqdilNM4CMmWFxmP3NcHis