By Akhmad Khamidov*
Official visit of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the United Arab Emirates were held on March 24, 2019. The visit has opened a new page in bilateral relations.
At the Qasr Al Watan Palace, negotiations in an extended and narrow format with participation of official delegations of Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates were held. The parties signed documents on cooperation in the areas of investment, finance, alternative energy, industrial and infrastructural development, agriculture, customs administration, culture and other fields worth more than 10 billion dollars.
At the meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, an agreement was reached on the issues of practical interaction in the field of public security, the exchange of delegations and experience in this area.
In recent years, bilateral collaboration of the two countries has risen to a qualitatively new level.
On the eve of the visit by the Decree of Uzbekistan President dated March 18, 2018, for the purpose of further intensification of political, trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates, creation of favorable investment climate and tourism potential in the country, a 30-day visa-free regime has been established from the date of entry.
*Akhmad Khamidov is an Uzbeck journalist