TASHKENT, November 28./TASS/. A delegation from the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) led by Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin met with Uzbek Senate Chairperson Tanzila Norboyeva on Monday to discuss inter-parliamentary ties, TASS reports.
Volodin thanked the speaker for her contribution to the development of ties between Russia and Uzbekistan. "You were right to say that our presidents set the pace of our relations to a great extent. And it is extremely important that the countries, for their part, do everything within the capabilities of the parliaments to legislatively uphold the decisions taken at the level of the heads of state," the Russian speaker stressed.
In turn, Norboyeva noted that the Senate remained committed to continuing active contact and ties with Russia. "This will certainly serve the interests and well-being of our peoples," she added.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev met on September 15 on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s summit in Samarkand.
The two leaders signed a declaration on a comprehensive strategic partnership between Russia and Uzbekistan. At the meeting, Putin presented the Uzbek president with the Order of Alexander Nevsky for his great merits in strengthening friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
The Russian delegation is on an official visit to Uzbekistan on November 27-28.