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06 May 2009 / 05:37

On May 4-5 this year the Sixth meeting of the Uzbek-Egyptian intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation was held in the city of Cairo, the press-release by the Uzbek Foreign Ministry’s Press Service said.

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Rustam Kasymov has led the Uzbek delegation and the Minister of International Cooperation of the Arab Republic of Egypt Fayza Aboul Naga - the Egyptian delegation.

During the talks the sides discussed the state and prospects of the Uzbek-Egyptian relations on trade, economic, scientific and technical spheres. The sides have also emphasized the need to further increase the bilateral trade and extend the investment cooperation between the two countries. The participants of the meeting paid an attention to extending the cooperation between the two countries in the sphere of agriculture and water resources, as well as tourism.

The negotiations have resulted in signing of five documents:

- Agreement on the friendship and cooperation between the city administration of the capital of Uzbekistan – city of Tashkent and the city administration of the capital of Egypt - city of Cairo.

- Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation in the sphere of water resources between the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Economy of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources of Egypt.

- Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation in the sphere of record-keeping (archives) between the Agency of “Uzarhiv” at the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan and the Head Department of National Library and Archives of Egypt.

- Memorandum of Understanding between the Alisher Navoi Samarkand State University and the Suez Canal University of Egypt.

- the Protocol of the Sixth meeting of intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The place and date of holding of the next meeting of the Uzbek-Egyptian intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation will be agreed through the diplomatic channels, according to the press-release.