Nov 20: The 14th round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Uzbekistan was held on 20 November 2020 through virtual mode. The Indian side was led by Shri Vikas Swarup, Secretary (West). The Uzbek side was led by H.E. Mr. Farhod Arziev, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
During the consultations, both sides reviewed cooperation in diverse areas including political, economic, defence, development partnership, capacity building, consular matters and cultural cooperation. Special emphasis was laid on timely implementation of projects in Uzbekistan being covered under the Indian Line of Credit.
The two sides exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest and agreed to enhance cooperation in the UN and multilateral arena. Both sides also discussed challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic and shared views on ways to mitigate its impact.
The sides looked forward to the forthcoming session of the Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific & Technological Cooperation between India and Uzbekistan on 3 December 2020 in DVC format. They agreed to hold the next round of Foreign Office Consultations at a mutually convenient date.