Uzbek and French leaders exchange congratulatory notes
As Uzbekistan and France celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations, French President François Hollande sent a congratulatory note to Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, saying: “Today I am pleased to note that the relations have since the first days been strengthened in all areas of cooperation, both political and economic and cultural.”
President Hollande underscored France and Uzbekistan had established friendly relations.
He said he hoped “the high level of partnership between our countries, built on trust and respect, will constantly improve in the decades to come.”
In his note to the French leader, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said: “We value greatly that in January 1992 the French Republic was among the first to recognise Uzbekistan’s independence and to support its independent development and sovereignty.”
President Mirziyoyev reaffirmed “Uzbekistan’s commitment to further promotion of productive and mutually beneficial cooperation with France on all issues of bilateral and multilateral agenda, primarily in political, diplomatic, cultural, and humanitarian areas, as well as programmes and projects in trade, investment, high technologies, tourism and new methods of corporate governance at our businesses.”
Uzbekistan’s President said he was confident “that we will carry on our joint work in furthering Uzbek-French relations and strengthening their foundations on the basis of mutual respect, equality, and trust.”