Uzbekistan, Cyprus Foreign Ministers Sign Visa Exemption Agreement

Uzbekistan, Cyprus Foreign Ministers Sign Visa Exemption Agreement

Tashkent, The Gulf Observer: In a significant diplomatic development, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, Bakhtiyor Saidov, engaged in high-level negotiations with his counterpart from Cyprus, Constantinos Kombos, as reported by media sources today. The meeting aimed to bolster the longstanding ties between the two nations and explore avenues for enhanced cooperation across various sectors.

The rendezvous, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Uzbekistan, saw Minister Saidov warmly welcoming His Excellency Constantinos Kombos, underscoring the commitment to strengthening bilateral relations between Uzbekistan and Cyprus. In a statement shared via his official telegram channel, Minister Saidov articulated the primary agenda of the discussions, which centered on expanding the multifaceted Uzbekistan-Cyprus partnership.

“Our agenda focused on expanding Uzbekistan-Cyprus bilateral relations in all dimensions, strengthening the legal framework of cooperation, supporting friendly ties between parliaments, and more,” stated Minister Saidov. Highlighting the paramount importance of fostering dynamic economic diplomacy, he expressed satisfaction at the prospect of advancing mutual interests through collaborative efforts.

A notable highlight of the meeting was the signing of an intergovernmental agreement aimed at exempting holders of diplomatic passports from visa requirements between the two nations. This agreement is poised to facilitate smoother diplomatic exchanges and reinforce the foundations of bilateral cooperation.

The negotiations between the foreign ministers of Uzbekistan and Cyprus build upon previous discussions held during the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York City in September 2023. During this encounter, both sides deliberated on leveraging the existing potential in Uzbekistan-Cyprus relations, augmenting the legal framework of cooperation, and intensifying political consultations between their respective ministries of foreign affairs. Additionally, a commitment was made to enhance interparliamentary dialogue, fostering deeper understanding and collaboration between the legislative bodies of both countries.

The latest diplomatic engagement between Uzbekistan and Cyprus underscores a shared commitment to advancing mutual interests, fostering regional stability, and promoting prosperity through robust bilateral cooperation. As both nations continue to strengthen their ties, the signing of the visa agreement marks a significant step towards facilitating greater diplomatic engagement and reinforcing the bonds of friendship between Uzbekistan and Cyprus.