On March 11, Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President's press service reports.
Mirziyoyev sincerely congratulated his UAE counterpart on his birthday and wished him good health and happiness, great success in his statehood, and peace and prosperity to the friendly people of his country.
They also discussed prospects for further expansion of multifaceted cooperation, first of all, trade, investment, innovation and high technologies, green energy, agriculture, logistics, and transport.
It was noted that Uzbekistan-UAE relations have been developing rapidly in recent years. The volume of mutual trade doubled last year. 240 joint ventures operate in Uzbekistan, and the portfolio of joint projects exceeds $3bn.
"Both countries are interested in implementing new cooperation projects in the fields of petrochemical, food industry, infrastructure development, mining and metallurgical sectors, as well as expanding financial and technical cooperation and cultural and humanitarian exchange programs," - the report said.