Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Vladimir Putin visited Kazakhstan
Following the state visit of the Russian president to Uzbekistan, Mirziyoyev and Putin visited the Republic of Kazakhstan at invitation of Nursultan Nazarbaev. According to the press office of the Head of Kazakhstan, informal meeting took place in the Kazakh town of Saryagash near the Uzbekistan border. During the meeting, the heads of the states discussed topical issues of cooperation between the countries including trade and economic and cultural and humanitarian spheres. “In addition, the issues of cooperation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, and the Republic of Uzbekistan within the frames of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and other international organizations. The parties also exchanged opinions concerning key aspects of regional and international agenda”, the statement says. It is a reminder that the Russian president Vladimir Putin visited Uzbekistan on October 18-19 of this year. Joint declaration was signed and other important bilateral agreements were concluded including large commercial contracts.
Turkiston: Traffic flow between Russia and Uzbekistan inevitably passes via Kazakhstan. There is no other route. Therefore, Russia cannot establish economic and commercial relations with Uzbekistan without persuading Kazakhstan into cooperation. Uzbekistan will conclude agreements mainly based on exporting raw material, light industrial goods and agricultural products, and providing wide labor conditions for its migrants in Russia. Since all goods will be transported via Kazakhstan, Putin needs personal guarantee of Nazarbaev that there will be no obstruction for transit transportation.