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Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan to sign several bilateral documents

19 November 2014

Uzbek President Islam Karimov plans to visit Kazakhstan on an official visit in late November 2014, representative of the government circles of Uzbekistan told Trend Nov.19.

"It is planned to sign several bilateral intergovernmental agreements providing for the development of a wide range of relations between the two countries during the visit," said the source.

The legal base of bilateral Uzbek-Kazakh cooperation has more than 100 intergovernmental and interdepartmental documents. Legal basis for relations between the two countries includes the Treaty of eternal friendship between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, which was concluded in 1998 and the Strategic Partnership Agreement, signed in June 2013 during the official visit of President Nazarbayev to Uzbekistan.

Position of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan coincide in strengthening the nuclear nonproliferation regime, assistance in the economic reconstruction of Afghanistan, the revival of the Aral Sea, the development of transit transport corridors and alternative energy sources, rational use of water and energy resources of the region in accordance with international law.

By the end of 2013, the trade turnover between the two countries increased by 14 percent, up to $3.2 billion, and by 25.7 percent, up to $3.1 billion in January-September of 2014.