MOSCOW, April 26. /TASS/. Russian and Uzbekistan Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Islam Karimov, will discuss on Tuesday issues of the development of bilateral relations and cooperation between their countries within multilateral formats, the Kremlin press service said.
"It is expected that today’s tops level talks will focus on the current state and prospects for development of bilateral ties in the trade-and-economic, scientific-and-technical and humanitarian spheres," the press service said.
"The presidents of Russia and Uzbekistan will exchange views on the most topical issues of the regional and international agenda and discuss cooperation within multilateral organizations, including the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the United Nations," the Kremlin press service said.
Karimov arrived on an official visit to Russia on Monday. The two leaders already met at an unofficial dinner.
Last week, Putin received credentials from foreign ambassadors to Russia, including from Uzbekistan. Back then, the Russian president said he hoped Karimov’s visit to Moscow would further promote closer relations between the two countries. He said the Russian-Uzbek ties have really allied character.
The two presidents had their last bilateral talks in July 2015 on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Russia’s Ufa.