TASHKENT, January 23. /TASS/. The trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Russia in 2022 increased by 23% compared to 2021 and amounted to $9.28 bln, this is the largest indicator in the foreign trade turnover of the country, the press service of the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan reported on Monday.
According to the report, by the end of 2022, Russia has become the largest trading partner of Uzbekistan. It was also reported that the total foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan increased by 18.6% compared to 2021 and amounted to $50.008 bln.
In early January Presidents of Russia and Uzbekistan Vladimir Putin and Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced that they intend to increase cooperation between the two countries, including in the energy sector, the heads of state said in a telephone conversation.
"The shared intention to deepen Russia-Uzbekistan alliance and strategic partnership relations, boost trade turnover, and develop mutually advantageous collaboration in numerous industries, including energy, was confirmed," the Kremlin press service said.
The Kremlin added that Mirziyoyev "expressed gratitude for the hospitality extended during the informal meeting of the CIS heads of state in St. Petersburg on December 26-27, 2022."
On January 3, Putin spoke over the phone with President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev - the parties discussed practical cooperation between the two countries in a number of areas, including the fuel and energy complex.