President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov proposed to his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev to raise the status of interstate relations to allied and create a Supreme Interstate Council at the level of heads of state.
Particular attention at the meeting was paid to the development of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. It was noted that mutual trade reached $1.3 billion last year, more than 300 joint ventures were created. The Uzbek-Kyrgyz Development Fund has started financing projects in the real economy.
It was decided, among other things, to increase the volume and expand the range of mutual trade; work out the issues of substituting imports from third countries with affordable products from local manufacturers; create shopping centers in Tashkent and Bishkek; to intensify work on the construction of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway, to create a joint transport and logistics company for this purpose.